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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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Both Fred Ward and Peter Coyote appeared together the previous year, 1981, in a movie called "Southern Comfort". In that movie Ward's character was called "Reese", the same name of Coyote's character in "Timerider". See more »
Reese figures out how to start the motorcycle and it gets away from him and crashes. He curses out his men for "shooting the machine" and then walks back to the bike. When he does, there is a modern 55 gallon oil drum that has been cut down and has a fire going in it sitting to the right of the crashed bike. 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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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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