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12 September 1984 (USA) See more »
Was he a criminal, a runaway or... a god?
An astronaut's widow and her young son meet a stranger from the future on a Greek island. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Keir Dullea ... Glenn / The Next One

Adrienne Barbeau ... Andrea
Peter Hobbs ... Barnaby
Jeremy Licht ... Tim
Faidon Georgitsis ... Yanni (as Phaedon Gheorghitsis)
Betty Arvaniti ... Anna
Danos Lygizos ... Detective
Mihalis Giannatos ... Captain
Stephen Chapman ... Man on Boat 1
Robert Spellman ... Man on Boat 2
Demetri Xydakis ... Taverna Propriator
Demetri Politis ... The Village Idiot

Directed by
Nico Mastorakis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nico Mastorakis 

Produced by
Fred Perry .... associate producer (as Fred C. Perry)
Stephen Sustarsic .... associate producer
Constantine Vlachakis .... producer
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
Cinematography by
Aris Stavrou 
Film Editing by
George Rosenburg 
Production Design by
Paul Acciari 
Set Decoration by
Frank Nero 
Makeup Department
Argyro Kouroupou .... hair stylist
Niki Psimouli .... makeup artist
Production Management
Giorgos Iakovidis .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lakis Antonakos .... second assistant director
James Lowe .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Andreas Ahladis .... boom operator
Nikos Ahladis .... sound mixer (as Nico Achladis)
Camera and Electrical Department
Pavlos Zaras .... grip
Editorial Department
George Pavlidis .... assistant editor
Alexis Pezas .... assistant editor
Music Department
Richard Harvey .... consultant: electronic music

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Also Known As:
"The Time Traveller" - USA (DVD title)
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105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Adrienne Barbeau has said that the only reason she made this movie was for the chance of a trip to Greece.See more »
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
An original plot, provoked some interesting ideas, 11 February 2006
Author: john-willis-1 from United States

I saw this movie on cable back in College. In my opinion it was way ahead of its time. The movie was mostly that of a stranger in a strange land with amnesia, who comes to understand who he really is. And that he is on a rescue mission. The SciFi themes don't really emerge until very late in the film so its a very nice character study, and the actors and actresses play their parts very well. Keir Dullea did a fine job with his part and when he reveals he has recovered his memory and what he does with that knowledge leads to some very memorable moments.

Don't see this movie expecting your typical SciFI special effects extravaganza, do see it if you want to watch a serious people movie with some interesting thoughts about where humanity may eventually wind up.

In my opinion the recent Television series John Doe was a copy cat of this movie.. to a degree.. but perhaps with a little more X-Files violence and religious overtones, than this movie.

It's not a heart pounder.. just a mild adventure that leaves you a bit sad.. but hopeful in the end.. and just wondering.

It is a good movie in my opinion.. afterall I've remembered it quite well for over 20 years.

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