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Somewhere in Time -- Get swept away by one of the most beloved romances ever in this powerful story of a writer (Christopher Reeve) who sacrifices his life in the present to find love in the past.
Somewhere in Time -- A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

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Director:
Writers:
Richard Matheson (screenplay)
Richard Matheson (novel)
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Release Date:
3 October 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Some day in the past, he will find her. See more »
Plot:
A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Soulmates...Somewhere in Time See more (247 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Reeve ... Richard Collier

Jane Seymour ... Elise McKenna

Christopher Plummer ... William Fawcett Robinson

Teresa Wright ... Laura Roberts

Bill Erwin ... Arthur Biehl

George Voskovec ... Dr. Gerald Finney

Susan French ... Older Elise

John Alvin ... Arthur's Father

Eddra Gale ... Genevieve
Audrey Bennett ... Richard's Date

William H. Macy ... Critic (as W.H. Macy)
Laurence Coven ... Critic
Susan Bugg ... Penelope
Christy Michaels ... Beverly
Ali Marie Matheson ... Student (as Ali Matheson)

George Wendt ... Student
Steve Boomer ... Hippie

Pat Billingsley ... Professor (as Patrick Billingsley)
Ted Liss ... Agent
Francis X. Keefe ... Desk Clerk
Taylor Williams ... Maitre D'
Noreen Walker ... Librarian
Evans Ghiselli ... Coin Shop Proprietor
Barbara Giovannini ... Tourist in Hall of History

Don Franklin ... Tourist in Hall of History
David Hull ... Hotel Manager
Paul Cook ... Doctor (as Paul M. Cook)
Victoria Michaels ... Maude
William P. O'Hagan ... Rollo
Maud Strand ... Marie
Bo Clausen ... Man in Elevator, in 1912
James P. Dunnigan ... Second Man in Elevator, in 1912
Sean Hayden ... Young Arthur, in 1912
Hal Frank ... Stage Manager, in 1912
Hayden Jones ... Man with Stage Manager in 1912
Val Bettin ... Director, in 1912

Bruce Jarchow ... Bones, in 1912
Ed Meekin ... Fisher, in 1912
Erin Tomcheff ... Miss Hammond, in 1912
J.J. Butler ... Prompter, in 1912
Chukuma ... Bearded Stagehand, in 1912

Michael Woods ... Dinner Guest, in 1912
Jerry Kaufherr ... Maitre D', in 1912
Don Melvoin ... Diamond Jim, in 1912
Ann K. Irish ... Teacher, in 1912
JoBe Cerny ... 2nd Day Desk Clerk, in 1912 (as Jo Be Cerny)

Richard Matheson ... Astonished Man - in 1912
Audrie Neenan ... Maid in Play (1912)

Tim Kazurinsky ... Photographer, in 1912
Robert Swan ... Stagehand with Note, in 1912 (as Bob Swan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stan Adams ... Man In Library (uncredited)
Sandra Bogan ... Woman at Hotel (uncredited)
Shamey Cramer ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Steven Earl-Edwards ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeannot Szwarc 
 
Writing credits
Richard Matheson (screenplay)

Richard Matheson (novel "Bid Time Return")

Produced by
Steve Bickel .... associate producer
Stephen Deutsch .... producer
Ray Stark .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Isidore Mankofsky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Gourson 
 
Casting by
Jennifer Shull 
 
Production Design by
Seymour Klate 
 
Set Decoration by
Mary Ann Biddle 
 
Costume Design by
Jean-Pierre Dorléac  (as Jean-Pierre Dorleac)
 
Makeup Department
Sandra Henderson .... hair stylist
Gregg Mitchell .... hair stylist
Paul Sanchez .... makeup artist
Jack Wilson .... makeup artist
Jim Gillespie .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Britt Lomond .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burt Bluestein .... first assistant director
Lorraine Senna .... second assistant director
Don Wilkerson .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tom Bartholomew .... construction
Earl F. Betts .... construction (as Earl Betts)
Christopher Burian-Mohr .... set designer (as Chris Burian-Mohr)
Martin Emert .... set dresser
Edward G. Fitzgerald .... set dresser (as Ed Fitzgerald)
Andy Hawkes .... construction
Douglas M. Keenan .... assistant property master (as Douglas Keenan)
Richard Mazzotti .... set dresser
Jerry Moss .... property master (as Gerald Moss)
Bob Nohles .... construction coordinator (as Bobby Nohles)
Donnie R. Puga .... construction (as Donnie Puga)
Phil Read .... construction
Bob Shaw .... construction (as Robert Shaw)
Doug Sofio .... construction
Dwight Solander .... construction
Emidgio Sosa-Chavez .... set dresser
John Stewart .... construction
Robert D. Stout .... set dresser (as Bob Stout)
John Verna .... set dresser
Woody Woodworth .... construction
 
Sound Department
George Fredrick .... sound editor
Roger Heman Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Roger Heman)
Charlie King .... sound (as Charles L. King III)
James Leckett .... sound recordist
Earl Madery .... sound re-recording mixer (as Earl M. Madery)
Vince Melandri .... loop dialogue editor
Rex Slinkard .... sound re-recording mixer (as Rex A. Slinkard)
Roger Sword .... sound effects editor (as Roger A. Sword)
John Unsinn .... boom operator
Dan Wallin .... sound recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jack Faggard .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Ash .... electrician
Alfred Budniak .... electrician
Sal Camacho .... second assistant camera
Joe Collins .... key grip
Donald Dahlquist .... electrician
Bertis Fancher .... grip (as Bert Fancher)
Jim Haboush .... grip (as James Haboush)
Rod Helzer .... grip
Jake Jarrell .... gaffer
Mike Mandel .... grip
Bill Masten .... first assistant camera (as William Masten)
Chris O'Neil .... electrician
Michael Orefice .... electrician
Don Piel .... camera operator (as Donald J. Piel)
Philip Sloan .... electrician (as Phillip Sloane)
Brian Smith .... grip
Fred White .... electrician
Melinda Wickman .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christopher Burian-Mohr .... costumer
Dan Chichester .... costumer: men (as Daniel Chichester)
Greg Hall .... costumer: men
Grace Kuhn .... costumer: women
Opal Vils .... costumer: women
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Rick Fields .... assistant editor (as Richard Fields)
Jim Henry .... color timer
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Ken Hall)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Tom Battaglia .... transportation captain
Russ Buckens .... transportation
Rocky D'Amico .... transportation
Steve Hellerstein .... transportation captain
Rick Hill .... transportation
Lawren McDonald .... transportation
 
Other crew
Charles Ajar .... projectionist
Don Antonacchio .... assistant stylist
Susan Bender .... assistant location auditor
Ulla Bourne .... script supervisor
Valerie J. Bresee .... assistant to producer
Dan Dewey .... location coordinator
Dan Dewey .... production assistant
John Hammond .... craft service
Susan Joy Harris .... secretary to director (as Susan J. Harris)
Willie Kupahu .... location auditor (as Willy Kupahu)
Susan Pile .... unit publicist
Virginia Siman .... first aid
Allison Caine .... additional voice talent (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John Hulett .... thanks
Daniel Musser .... thanks
Lucy Salenger .... special thanks (as Lucie Salenger)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
103 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Germany:16 (DVD version) (uncut) | Japan:G (2009) | Peru:PT | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #25953) | West Germany:16 (heavily cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film is based on author and scriptwriter Richard Matheson's dream about meeting renowned stage actress Maude Adams. Matheson never met her in real life, only saw her portrait in Piper's Opera House Opera House in Virginia City, Nevada and fantasized what it would be like to go back in time and meet her; hence the character of writer Richard Collier has the same first name as Richard Matheson.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At the beginning of the film, Elise gives a watch to Richard after watching his first play, saying "Come Back To Me". Richard takes the watch back with him into the past, leaving it with Elise when he unwillingly returns to the present. Elise keeps it until she gives it to Richard, seen at the beginning of the film. This is a temporal paradox, since at no point in this loop does the watch actually get manufactured.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[various snippets in crowd chatter]
Richard Collier:I got some news. There was an agent in the house tonight, and he said he thinks this play might be good enough for Broadway.
[cheers from crowd]
Richard Collier:Fingers crossed, who knows? Come on, let's all have some cake.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Back to 'Somewhere in Time' (2000) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43, Variation XVIII Andante CantabileSee more »

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21 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Soulmates...Somewhere in Time, 8 October 2001
Author: Nick-337 from Tennessee, USA

For us hopeless romantics, this kind of love story gives us the feeling that our own soulmate might have lived in another time instead of our own. It is a pleasant little fantasy to get lost in for a couple of hours anyway. For someone who analyzes the small details in movies like myself, the story has many hidden twists and turns to figure out. For example, when you consider that Elise Mckenna was 85 years old when she died in 1972, why was Richard Collier a young man in college? Was he the reincarnation of the Richard she had loved 60 years earlier in 1912? Did Richard's time-traveling professor have some connection to Elise? Why did Elise's manager warn Elise of Richard's coming? If you get too concerned with these details then you miss the overall message of the film...true love never dies and true love is worth dying for.

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Richard appears to have money so why the cheap hotel room? linda10989
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