Time After Time (1979)
based on the same story by H.G. Wells
The San Francisco Hyatt Regency was modeled after the architecture of the film.
Amy refers to the film.
The scene between Wells and Amy in Muir Woods is based on a similar scene between James Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo.
Killer opens a musical locket/watch which plays a tune as he kills his victim.
Cab ride to Hyatt deliberately spoofs the famous Bullitt car chase.
When H. G. Wells gets in the cab, the cab driver asks him "What's Up, Doc?" before racing perilously up and down San Franciscos's hills, alluding to this comedy that is also set in San Francisco and features a wild chase through the streets of San Francisco
H.G. and Amy see "The Exorcist IV" in the cinema.
Advertised on an orange marquee.
Although the year is different both the date and time of arrival are the same in both "Time After Time" and "Back to the Future." Both Malcolm McDowell's H.G. Wells and Doc Brown set their date to Nov. 5, 10:15 a.m.
Includes movie clips
As in this film, Mary Steenburgen plays the love interest of a time traveller who eventually becames a love interest.
Movie title used in title
Sam mentions H.G. Wells as time traveller.
mentions Jack the Ripper being in the '80s
David Miller mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
a clip from the film is shown