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Lyle, a motorcycle champion is traveling the Mexican desert, when he find himself in the action radius of a time machine. So he find himself one century back in the past between rapists, thiefs and murderers.... Written by
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When Swann goes back in time to 1877 he tangles with outlaws Porter Reese and the Dorsett Brothers. Though not stated in the film, Reese and the Dorsetts were probably Confederate Civil War Veterans. Reese makes the statement about Swann's motorcycle ".. if General Lee had that machine, we'd of won the war." Reese makes another statement denoting a soldier's background when he gets to San Marcos and at gunpoint says to the village priest, Quinn, ".. that I can't have my men being shot." See more »
Shortly after Lyle Swann lands in the Old West, he puts on his helmet and the camera crew is reflected in its side. See more »
You shot it. What a bunch of dumb sons of bitches, you *shot* it! A *machine* - you butt-heads!
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At the end of the cast credits, the monkey Esther G. is shown played by "Gibbeaun Monkette." (Monkees reference to writer/scorer Michael Nesmith?) See more »
Some good ideas just get lost in the time/space continuum.
Look at "Timerider". Great idea (moto-cross racer Ward inadvertently rides through a time travel experiment that lands him back in the Old West, circa 1870), but once Ward comes upon an Old West town, that's where things kind of slow down to a crawl.
At least the cowboys are smart enough to realize something's wrong. A gang of cowboys shoot at a revving motorcycle, they think Ward in all his moto-cross gear is some kind of demon and no one knows what an Exxon station is. You'd think Ward would get the message, but no. He even gets to know a woman (Bauer) whom he doesn't understand his connected with until the very last scene.
Thank goodness for pros like Coyote, Masur, Lauter and Walter; they help keep things lively and interesting for a while. Even good old L.Q. Jones shows up as a Texas Ranger to add some spice to the proceedings.
I won't say too much more about the movie. Indeed, there are some scenes here that are best left experienced by the individual. But for the most part, being a veteran of the "Back to the Future" series, I was left wanting.
Who knows, Hollywood says they're running out of ideas for sequels....
Two stars. Nice try, but this "Timerider" stays lost in time.
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