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Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)

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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, ... See full summary »

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Lyle Swann
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Claire Cygne
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Porter Reese
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Claude Dorsett
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Carl Dorsett
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Padre
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Ben Potter
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Daniels
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Susan Dear ...
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Jack Peoples
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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 Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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Lyle Swann is a champion off-road racer. But to the people of 1877, he's something very, very different...


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When Lyle tries to resuscitate the old man who died of fright at the campfire, the old man dead on his back moves twice on his own: his right arm moves, and his right eyes blinks. Both are seen from his right side at ground level. See more »

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Porter Reese: You shot it. What a bunch of dumb sons of bitches, you *shot* it! A *machine* - you butt-heads!
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Some "Adventure"....
8 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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