12:01 PM

USA - 1990
12:01 PM is a 1990 Academy Award nominated short film starring Kurtwood Smith in 1990. Directed by Jonathan Heap, it originally aired on cable television in 1990 as part of the Showtime 30-Minute Movie anthology series.

It is the first film adaptation of the short story 12:01 PM by Richard A. Lupoff, which was published in the December 1973 edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The major plot device is a time loop or time bounce.

In this version, Kurtwood Smith plays Myron Castleman, an everyman who keeps repeating the same hour of his life, from 12:01 PM to 1:00 PM. The character is fully aware that the time loop is occurring, although no one else appears to be aware of the repeating hour. Each time the hour resets, Myron retains his memory (or as the film puts it, his consciousness), and despite his best attempts to understand what is happening, he ultimately realizes that he is entirely helpless to prevent the time bounce. Myron cannot even break the loop by killing himself, as he reappears, alive, at the next iteration; he is trapped in the loop for eternity.

Jane Alden ... Stephanie
Kurtwood Smith ... Myron Castleman
Don Amendolia ... Prof. Nathan Rosenbluth
John Bachelder ... Blazer driver
F. Richards Ford ... Junior executive #2
Laura Harrington ... Dolores

Directed by Jonathan Heap

1 yorum :

  1. Chad said...

    I think Kurtwood Smith is an amazing actor and I was glad to find him here.

    I've noticed that time travel is a common topic of short films, I've seen half a dozen time travel-themed short films in the last few weeks.

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