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24th Day (2004)

Cast: Scott Speedman, Scott Speedman, James Marsden, more...
Director: Tony Piccirillo, Tony Piccirillo
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Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Features
Running Time: 96 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish
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A casual gay pickup turns into a nightmare in Tony Piccirillo's adaptation of his play, The 24th Day. Tom (Scott Speedman of TV's Felicity) approaches Dan (James Marsden of X-Men) in a bar, and the two hit it off. Tom brings Dan home to his apartment, where, after some idle chatter, Dan tries to kiss Tom. Tom shies away, and begins asking Dan about his sexual history. Dan eventually realizes that he's been in Tom's apartment before. They had an encounter several years ago, and Tom has a much clearer memory of that night than Dan does. Eventually, things turn ugly, and Dan finds himself tied to a chair. Tom extracts a blood sample, explaining to Dan that he just recently learned that he's HIV-positive. Tom insists that he's not gay, and believes that the only way he could have gotten the virus is from Dan. Tom goes out to have the blood sample tested, and when he gets back, he tells Dan that when he gets the results back, if Dan is HIV-positive, Tom is going to kill him. As they wait for the results, the hours go by, and Dan tries to engage Tom in conversation, to engage his sympathy, and to find a way to escape. As the two men talk and battle for control, Piccirillo flashes back to the recent past, and Tom's motives become more clear. The 24th Day was shown at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Surprisingly good by desmarais81 November 3, 2009 - 6:55 PM PST
The production value is not high, which hits us somewhat starkly for the first 15 minutes or so (bar scenes and such feel cheesy). Then the plot starts to unwind and by about 30 minutes in, my boyfriend and I were saying, "This is actually really good." The actors do a pretty phenomenal job, and the balance of tension and exposition works well. The dialogue and plot regularly stray towards what you think will be cliched or stereotypical, but then complicates everything again. Hence: surprisingly good!

it was okay by kenalex September 5, 2008 - 11:02 AM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
but not great. was it made for tv? because that's what it feels like, even during the opening credits.

Great Acting by GDavis1 December 3, 2006 - 4:14 PM PST
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Both actors are completely believable and provide intense performances. Feels like you're watching a play because most of it takes place in one apartment. There is nothing sexual about this movie. It is all drama with some suspense thrown in because you're not sure where it's going. Parts of the story unfold with flashbacks. Worth watching.

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