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Time Code
93 minutes
Directed by
Mike Figgis

Written by
Mike Figgis

Produced by
Mike Figgis, Annie Stewart, Dustin Bernard

Director of photography
Patrick Stewart

Salma Hayek .... Rose
Saffron Burrows .... Emma
Julian Sands .... Quentin
Kyle MacLachlan .... Bunny Drysdale
Jeanne Tripplehorn .... Lauren Hathaway

Distributor: Screen Gems
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: April 28, 2000
Budget: $4m
Opening Weekend: $93,148 (USA)(7 screens)
Gross: $945,041 (USA) (11 June 2000)

Filming Locations
8800 W. Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California, USA
Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California, USA

Plot summary
GENRE: Drama

Time Code 2000 is an exciting, innovative new film project from acclaimed director Mike Figgis that breaks all the rules. Part of Figgis' daring evolution towards the ultimate in minimalist film production, the film was shot in one day entirely with hand-held digital video cameras in sequence, in real time with no editing. The plot -- a black comedy thriller set against Los Angeles lifestyles -- literally unfolded before the cameras as the actors each forged an improvised trajectory for their characters based on the central elements of an affair, a murder and an ensuing Hollywood mystery.

Four main characters are at the center of the plot: Stellan Skarsgård is a motion picture executive; Saffron Burrows is his wife; Salma Hayek is an aspiring actress in the midst of an affair; and Jeanne Tripplehorn is a woman whose actions will alter all their fates. Mystery, comedy, intimate drama -- these and much more result as the cameras roll for 93 consecutive minutes.

In addition, an eclectic ensemble of actors including Xander Berkeley, Golden Brooks, Viveka Davis, Richard Edson, Aimee Graham, Glenne Headly, Andrew Heckler, Holly Hunter, Danny Huston, Patrick Kearney, Elizabeth Low, Daphna Kastner, Kyle MacLachlan, Mia Maestro, Leslie Mann, Laurie Metcalf, Suzi Nakamura, Alessandro Nivola, Zuleikha Robinson, Julian Sands and Steven Weber also star.

The extreme immediacy of the film is the culmination of years of experimentation by Figgis, who used handheld cameras to edgy effect on his Academy Award-winning "Leaving Las Vegas." Produced under Figgis' Red Mullet banner, the film is produced by Mike Figgis and Annie Stewart. "Time Code 2000" will be distributed by Screen Gems in Spring 2000.

Screen Gems was established as a new distribution label in December 1998 to provide a haven for films that fall between those currently released by Sony Pictures Classics and the wide release movies developed and released by Columbia Pictures.

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