Relying on the spotty memory of a cop who can't remember the crime that put him in the hospital, PAST TENSE doesn't have a strong enough gimmick--never mind characters, performances, or plot--to sustain itself.
Police detective Gene Ralston (Scott Glenn) is having a tough time. He seduces his next door neighbor, Tory (Lara Flynn Boyle), then finds her stabbed to death. But later, his gambling-buff partner, Larry (Anthony LaPaglia), says the murder never happened. If that's not enough, Gene wakes up
with nightmares of his own death. After a fight with Larry, Gene follows him into a hospital and discovers ... himself, lying in a hospital bed. It turns out that ...