Open main menu

The 24th Day is a 2004 drama film written and directed by Tony Piccirillo,[1] and based on his play under the same name.[2] It stars Scott Speedman, James Marsden, and Sofía Vergara.

The 24th Day
DVD release cover
Directed byTony Piccirillo
Produced byNick Stagliano
Liliana Lovell
Written byTony Piccirillo (play)
Based onthe play by the same name by Tony Piccirillo
StarringJames Marsden
Scott Speedman
Sofía Vergara
Music byKevin Manthei
CinematographyJ. Alan Hostetter
Edited byAaron Mackof
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • 6 May 2004 (2004-05-06)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States


Tom (Scott Speedman) and Dan (James Marsden) meet in a bar and then proceed to Tom's apartment together. While there, Dan realizes that he had been in that same apartment before. Five years earlier, Dan and Tom had a one night stand there. According to Tom, that encounter with Dan was his first and only homosexual experience. Some years later, Tom's wife is found to be HIV positive. Despondent after receiving this diagnosis from her doctor, she drives through a red traffic light and is killed in an ensuing collision. Subsequent to these events, medical tests reveal that Tom is also HIV positive. Tom blames himself for passing HIV on to his wife and, in turn, he blames Dan for passing the virus on to him. Reasoning that Dan, ultimately, is to blame for his wife's death, Tom devises a plan to exact revenge. He holds Dan hostage, keeping him bound and gagged to a chair in his apartment. He draws blood from Dan in order to conduct a test to determine Dan's HIV status. If Dan's test results are positive for HIV, Tom vows to kill Dan. If the results are negative, Tom agrees to release Dan unharmed. In the end, Tom returns to the apartment and lets Dan go. As Dan is leaving, Tom asks him when he had last been tested. A few moments later, he reveals that Dan's test was, in fact, positive. He decided to let Dan go because he realized that his positive status was the result of his choices which he couldn't blame on anyone else. The screen fades with Dan standing in Tom's doorway in shock.


  • James Marsden as Dan
  • Scott Speedman as Tom
  • Sofía Vergara as Isabella
  • Barry Papick as Mr. Lerner
  • Charlie Corrado as Officer #1
  • Jarvis W. George as Officer #2
  • Scott Roman as Bartender
  • Jeffrey Frost as Dan's Assistant
  • Jona Harvey as Marla
  • Thea Chaloner as Wife
  • Brian Campbell as Blondie
  • Zach as Lerner's Dog

Home mediaEdit

The region 1 DVD was released August 31, 2004.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The 24th Day". Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "The 24th Day". Retrieved January 26, 2018.

External linksEdit