MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,016 this week

The Day Time Ended (1979)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  31 July 1981 (West Germany)
4.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.2/10 from 616 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 21 critic

Aliens visit the solar-powered house of a middle-class family, and the house is suddenly sucked into a time warp that transports it back to prehistoric times.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 515 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 487 titles
created 11 Mar 2012
 
a list of 9992 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 52 titles
created 20 Sep 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 02 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Day Time Ended (1979)

The Day Time Ended (1979) on IMDb 4.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Day Time Ended.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

An alien civilization, which facing eminent extinction, kidnaps two famous genetic scientists from Earth. A troop of soldiers is dispatched to combat the humanoid robots and rescue the victims.

Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: Antonio Sabato, Yanti Somer, Malisa Longo
Invaders from Space (TV Movie 1965)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A bunch of pernicious salamander men from the planet Kulimon in the Moffit Galaxy plan on taking over Earth by unleashing a lethal plague on mankind. It's up to valiant superhero Starman ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ken Utsui, Minako Yamada, Junko Ikeuchi
Act of Piracy (1988)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Ted Andrews persuades his ex-wife Sandy to let their children accompany him on a journey on his multi-million dollar yacht to Australia, where he wants to sell it. However after a few days ... See full summary »

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos
Stars: Gary Busey, Belinda Bauer, Ray Sharkey
The Dark (1979)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

An alien mutilator stalks and kills human prey during the night.

Directors: John 'Bud' Cardos, Tobe Hooper
Stars: William Devane, Cathy Lee Crosby, Richard Jaeckel
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Muscleman Ohro travels to the sinful capital of Atlantis to rebuke its godlessness and hubris and becomes involved in the battle against its evil lord Yoh-tar and his hideous super-science ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Scarpelli
Stars: Gordon Mitchell, Bella Cortez, Roldano Lupi
Star Pilot (1966)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Aliens from the constellation Hydra crash-land on the island of Sardinia. A prominent scientist, his daughter, several young technicians, and a pair of Oriental spies are taken hostage by ... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Francisci
Stars: Leonora Ruffo, Mario Novelli, Roland Lesaffre
Evil Brain from Outer Space (TV Movie 1965)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

A monstrous evil brain from outer space leads his minions on a crusade to conquer the universe, and unleashes hideous monsters on Earth that spread deadly diseases. Superhero Starman must ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ken Utsui, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada
Night Fright (1967)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

A government space experiment into the effects of cosmic rays on animal life goes horribly wrong, creating a mutant monster that terrorizes a rural community.

Director: James A. Sullivan
Stars: John Agar, Carol Gilley, Ralph Baker Jr.
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Princess Alba (Lamor) is abducted by a dragon, and it's up to Klever (Keitel) to save her. But, it turns out that this dragon is an alien spacecraft, and Alba falls in love with the ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Colomo
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Harvey Keitel, Fernando Rey
984: Prisoner of the Future (TV Movie 1982)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A corporate executive is taken prisoner by an underground organization known as The Movement, and is turned over to a ruthless interrogator.

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Stephen Markle, Andy Adoch, Madeleine Atkinson
Top Line (1988)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Author Ted Angelo discovers an UFO in the Columbian jungle. When he tries to spread the word, he earns more than the usual disbelief: suddenly he's hunted by almost every organization, like... See full summary »

Director: Nello Rossati
Stars: Franco Nero, Deborah Moore, Mary Stavin
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A spaceship containing specimens for an intergalactic zoo crashes on Earth near a small back woods town. The specimens escape, and soon town folk are turning up mutilated. Very low budget ... See full summary »

Director: Don Dohler
Stars: Don Leifert, Tom Griffith, Richard Dyszel
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Grant
...
Richard (as Chris Mitchum)
...
Ana Williams
...
Beth
Natasha Ryan ...
Jenny
Scott C. Kolden ...
Steve (as Scott Kolden)
Roberto Contreras ...
Gas station attendant (as Roberto Contréras)
Edit

Storyline

Aliens visit the solar-powered house of a middle-class family, and the house is suddenly sucked into a time warp that takes it back to prehistoric times. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

THEIR LIVES BECAME A LIVING HELL See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 July 1981 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Earth's Final Fury  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chris Mitchum's son Bentley later went on to star in another movie produced by Charles Band, Demonic Toys. See more »

Goofs

At various times, the "Vacuum Cleaner of Doom" is partially transparent, revealing items behind it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grant Williams: [narrating] Hello? Hello? Can you hear me? Can anyone hear me? I don't know where I am. I don't know where I am in time. I don't know what century I'm in. There's a message that must get through if anyone can hear me. When I was out among you, I always believed, as you do, that time exists in a sequential pattern - one day following another; one year after another; each century following the previous one... but it's not like that at all. I can tell you that now, because I know, ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lost in Vortex
30 April 2004 | by (NJ) – See all my reviews

"The Day Time Ended" is marked by excellent special effects, an interesting musical score, and some competent acting performances by Jim Davis as the patriarch and by child actress Natasha Ryan (Actually, Natasha wasn't just decent, she was excellent. The film would have benefited greatly if her young mug had been on screen more). Natasha gives a performance that brings to mind Angela Cartwright's persona on "Make Room For Daddy". The Angela Cartwright connection doesn't end there, as there is a strong "Lost in Space" influence to this flick. Dorothy Malone gives a June Lockhart-like spin to the matriarch character, and the family-clan-wandering-around in a lunar-like setting, with all manner of strangeness taking place around them, was right out of "Lost in Space". If you imagine their Aztec-influenced solar-powered house (w/matching barn) being a disk-shaped flying saucer instead, then you will get the "Lost in Space" image. Missing is the comic relief that Mr. Smith & The Robot brought to "Lost in Space".

Where this film went wrong -- it has some hokey dialogue, directing gaffs, and some poor editing. Marcy Lafferty (William Shatner's ex-wife) is given a particularly peculiar few lines of dialogue to recite near the end of the film. It is a moment that does real harm to the entire film, as it highlights the confused and muddled nature of the entire flick. Also, there are numerous scenes that seem like campy moments from a "Brady Bunch" episode, but they are not meant to be funny. For instance, Jenny getting out of bed to use the bathroom, Beth needing to sip on her wine while listening to Jenny deliver a line of dialogue, and the grandparents heading out into the desert night wearing bathrobes, are moments which would have fit in fine if this had been a campy comedy film.

By the way, the scene in which Jenny makes a trip to the bathroom epitomizes truly BAD filmmaking. First of all, the scene is completely unnecessary to the plot. Second of all, to be blunt -- it is a stupidly filmed scene, as the child manages to use the facilities in less than 10 seconds.

I notice that "Vortex" is an alternate title for "The Day Time Ended". "Vortex" is a more apt title for the flick -- "Lost in the Vortex" (or "Lost in Time") would have been an even better title, as it would have paid homage to "Lost in Space" while also paying homage to the "lost" nature of the screenplay (especially in the final act). The film brought to mind some better-made 1970s made-for-television sci-fi productions like "Logan's Run", "Isis", "Shazam", and "The Fantastic Journey" (the short-lived television series that Roddy McDowall appeared in).

I agree with IMDB reviewer CaptEcco who wrote of "The Day Time Ended" ending -- "It's like having a water balloon blow up in your hand before you've had the chance to throw it." This was almost a good sci-fi flick, instead, a few missteps turned it into a fair sci-fi flick.

--------------------------

DVD Note: I viewed "The Day Time Ended" from a 4-film DVD collection titled "Time Travelers". I've already watched three of the four films (the sound and picture quality hasn't been good). "The Day Time Ended" is an OUTSTANDING film compared to the first two that I've watched: "Journey to the Center of Time" and "In the Year 2889". Those two were wretched on so many levels. The one film of the four that I've yet to see is the Peter Fonda directed "Idaho Transfer". I'm hoping it will be the best of the four.


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
i thought it was horrible iztok-mravlja-1
PG in '80s - Now rated R on new DVDs? Morritec
Wow bluejeff12
Discuss The Day Time Ended (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?