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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

The name of the protagonist, Lyle Swann, comes from "I'll swan," an old English term, heard much in the American southwest, meaning "I'll swear and warrant," used primarily as a mild epithet of surprise. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits,a voiceover of a scientist at a press conference explains the timerider project and what they plan to do. See more »

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Classic Fred Ward Adventure Flick
9 August 2004 | by (Boulder, Colorado) – See all my reviews

This film is a great example of what can be done with a low budget, decent story, and a great cast. The direction is broad, and at the same time both light-hearted and dark. I think it's a good example of balance in that regard. Please see my comments in the message board regarding the ending of the DVD version. I think you have to be able to remember back to the day - 1982 - to appreciate this movie. Superior low-budget time-loops starting with "The Terminator" were still 2 years away....


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