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I remember seeing, years ago, a short film about a guy who gets stuck in a time loop and is forced to relive the same few minutes of his life over and over.

In one iteration, he talks to his smart aleck secretary. In another, he meets a woman in the park. He uses each iteration to find out more about what's going on. I think he even finds the scientist responsible for his problems. Eventually, he goes nuts and I think he kills himself.

What short film was this?

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The 1990 film, 12:01 PM involves a man stuck in an hour-long time loop who confronts the scientist responsible, confronts his secretary, and tries to exit the loop by shooting himself. There was a 1993 remake, 12:01 involving a 24 hour time loop. They're both based on a short story, 12:01 PM by Richard A. Lupoff.

You can view both versions below (no guarantees that the links will stay up):

12:01 PM

12:01

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  • 12:01 PM. That's it!
    – trw
    Sep 25, 2014 at 18:31
  • That film's been looping in my head for years! :-)
    – Abulafia
    Nov 26, 2014 at 10:04

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