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Idaho Transfer (1973)

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During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Bohanon ...
Karen Braden (as Kelley Bohanon)
Kevin Hearst ...
Ronald
Caroline Hildebrand ...
Isa Braden
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Arthur
Dale Hopkins ...
Leslie
Fred Seagraves ...
Dr. Lewis
Ted D'Arms ...
George Braden
Joe Newman ...
Cleve
Susan Kelly ...
Nurse Nora
Meredith Hull ...
Jennifer
Roy B. Ayers ...
Elgin (as Roy Ayers)
Judy Motulsky ...
Judy (as Judy Motolsky)
Kim Casper ...
Anne
Debbie Scott ...
Joanna
Devin Burke ...
Michael
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During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some type of disaster has de-populated the Idaho region and, by implication, the nation or perhaps the world. Facing an unknown, barren future of abandoned towns and deserted vehicles; void of radio signals or any signs of air or land traffic, they encounter an abandoned freight train filled with bagged bodies. Their further discoveries of humanity's future fate is somewhat less than rosy. They also learn their time travel was not without significant costs to their own health. After one of the group travels further into the future, she encounters a family in a futuristic automobile; implying humankind has recovered from the disaster (or have they?) Written by ozman

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In the film, the transfer sends people 56 years in the future. The date is conflictingly stated in external promotional materials as either 2029 or 2044, due to the long gap between the theatrical release (1973) and the home video release (1988). See more »

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After their first transfer, Isa and Karen go out into the lava fields for research. In the first few shots, Isa's shirt is green, but later it is yellow. See more »

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Ronald: I don't think you have to leave anything behind. Just have a beautiful time like all the other junk litter in the universe, then say goodbye. I don't know what else to tell you. Perpetuation and all the crap that goes with it is a big hoax anyway.
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20 June 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

"A group of research scientists based at an Idaho facility discovers a means to travel forward in time, whilst remaining at the same locale. When one of the group's trips reveals a bleak future for the human race, the government steps in to shut down their research. The researchers decide to travel forward in time to find the cause of the horrible accident that apparently will ruin the ecology and threaten the very existence of man," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Actually, the research scientists send young people to the future, to study the discovered ecological crisis; and, the young men and women contemplate starting a futuristic civilization there. Watch for the lead actress Kelly Bohanan (as Karen) visit the dentist early in the running time; she emerges as the film's main character. Without her metallic dental braces, Ms. Bohanan is able to join sister Caroline Hildebrand (as Isa) in time traveling exploration.

Ms. Hildebrand and sister Bohanan nonchalantly take off their pants for the camera; because, anything with metal (like zippers or buttons) must be put in the "Material Projection Department" for time travel. The women are very attractive, but nothing is gratuitous. The first scene with Hildebrand explains the rules of time travel to Bohanan is where the film first grabs you. It is absolutely ludicrous: two hippie-type women explaining time trip rules, in their underwear; but, it is also absolutely believable.

"Idaho Transfer" succeeds, at this "guidelines for travel" moment, because you are (or should be) putting your trust in the young travelers. It's obviously going to be a very unusual movie. Most of the characters' dialogue helps explain events; still, it's not always clear what is happening, or where. And, yet, the movie is never dishonest. Director Peter Fonda and writer Thomas Matthiesen create a very captivating, thought-provoking world, with its own rules. Mr. Fonda should consider directing more often; and, with the so often neglected type of performances from this cast. Kevin Hearst (as Ronald) emerges as Bohanan's "leading man"; and, Keith Carradine is most notable among the other players. Although Fonda undoubtedly guided them, it's surprising so few in the cast achieved later fame, especially Bohanan.

The character "Karen" is where you will find the real story; it's in her almost constant longing for a child. Bohanan's face, and Fonda's camera, capture the desire frequently. And, of course, it is not an easy prospect. "Ronald" may be homosexual and/or asexual, along with others. Although it is discussed, you won't see sex. The desire for children symbolizes hope for the future, which may not be likely, in this world. Instead, industry eats up, and ruins things, like the derelict car "Karen" and "Ronald" find. And, literally, the train Mr. Hearst discovers has "eaten" its skeletal passengers. The ending is a perfect culmination of events.

The ecological and environmental issues addressed in "Idaho Transfer" were certainly ahead of the curve.

********* Idaho Transfer (6/15/73) Peter Fonda ~ Kelly Bohanan, Kevin Hearst, Keith Carradine, Caroline Hildebrand


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