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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

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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15 June 1973 (USA)  »

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The film was released theatrically in 1973 for only a limited time, as the distributor - Cinemation - went bankrupt during the first week the film was released. Only in 1988 did the film resurface on video, through MPI Home Video. Only this version has Peter Fonda's opening remarks about the environment. Subsequent DVD releases do not include this. 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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A Decent Time Travel Independent Film
7 March 2005 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

More than a quarter of a century before Blair Witch Project, The Idaho Transfer created a similar motiff of hand-held, semi-realistic footage (probably more from a low-budget) than deliberate cinematographic design a decent sci fi time travel movie, one of the few movies directed by Peter Fonda (of Henry Fonda fame). This little gem while rough in places, jumpy, and sometimes difficult to follow movie has charm all of its own with a script and plot that feels real and scary at the same time. It has tension. It is a compelling movie with one of those simple but surprise endings that can leave one disturbed. Seven out of Ten Stars.


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