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Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  11 December 1982 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Dr. Sam
Jonathan Bahnks ...
Jesse
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Terry
Susan Dear ...
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Bruce Gordon ...
Earl
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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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Trivia

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 »

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When Porter Reese and his henchman enter the cellar to steal the bike, neither of them are lifting the door, but one of them has his hands on top of the door. It appears to be a heavy wooden cellar door so it would require some serious lifting. But the door is rising slowly and steadily on its own as though it were mechanically rising. 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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good film, even though both gene and roger disagreed with me
16 July 1999 | by (haverhill,ma) – See all my reviews

The following comment includes a piece of the plot. If you plan to see the movie (and I recommend you do), do not read the rest of this.

Both Gene and Roger felt that the title character seemed stupid in that he didn't understand what had happened (i.e. that he went back in time) until the very end. I, on the other hand found it most believable. If you were lost in the desert, and you came across a _rural_ town, wouldn't it take quite a lot before you'd reach the conclusion "Oh, I must have gone back in time!"


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