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5ive Days to Midnight

Can a man change his destiny? When high school professor J.T. Neumeyer receives a briefcase with evidence of his own murder which supposedly is taking place 5 days from now, he first believes it's all a hoax, but then he realizes it's for real...

After the discovery Neumeyer is not sitting idly by, but sets out to solve his own murder in the hopes of preventing it, but can he change the future, is it even possible?
Along the way he learns that the enemies he never thought he had might be there even so, even among his closest friends.

This 4 episode miniseries from SciFi channel has just been released on DVD and it's actually a combination of a sci-fi story and a murder mystery. All in all it's a really enjoyable story that throws in quite a few suprises along the way. For some reason, it kind of reminds me of 24.

There is one serious flaw in the story though, in one instance the content of the briefcase changes when something done today changes the future, then in another the content stays the same.

All in all I found it to be a highly entertaining miniseries. Timothy Hutton delivers a great performance as J.T. Neumeyer and Gage Golightly, his daughter in the film, is also very chariming. One to watch out for.

Reviewed by Dag

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