Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)
"Biggles" (original title)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi  |  29 January 1988 (USA)
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Daring British WWI fighter pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other's eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Ferguson
Fiona Hutchison ...
Air Commodore Colonel William Raymond
Marcus Gilbert ...
Francesca Gonshaw ...
Michael Siberry ...
James Saxon ...
Daniel Flynn ...
Roy Boyd ...
German N.C.O
Samantha Bradshaw ...
Hotel Girl
Andrea Browne ...
Lady Buyer
David Butler ...
British Officer


One minute the New Yorker advertising expert Jim Ferguson is at a business party -- the next he finds himself way back in 1917 in a plane fight during World War I. Mr. Raymond explains to him that he has a time-twin, to whom he's relocated in space and time whenever one of them is in trouble. So he has to help his twin, biplane pilot Biggles, in his attempt to destroy a German super weapon, that could win their war. Of course it's hard for Jim to explain his sudden disappearances to his fiance, Debbie. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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Fast food executive Jim Ferguson stepped out of his 47th floor office to go to the bathroom... and ended up in the middle of World War I. History will be grateful forever. See more »


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29 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Biggles: Adventures in Time  »

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$112,132 (USA)

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Features Peter Cushing's last screen performance, filmed January 21-March 1985 (copyright 1985). See more »


Some scenes supposedly in New York are obviously filmed in the UK, evidenced by the visible UK road markings. See more »


[Biggles and the others have reached the area used for testing the weapon]
Jim Ferguson: [looking around] Looks like this place was nuked!
Biggles: [Looks at Ferguson] Nuked? What's that?
Jim Ferguson: American slang word. It means... to overeact.
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Crazy Credits

In the end of the credits it says: Filmed on location in New York - London - and the Western Front 1917. See more »


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Performed by Mötley Crüe
Music and Lyrics by Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil
Published by Warner Brothers Music - Original publishers
Mötley Crüe Music/Warner Tamer Lane Publishing
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
from the album "Shout at the Devil"
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Largely overlooked and unknown but nevertheless a great movie
16 December 2000 | by (Providence, RI) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie. It might be silly and simplistic, but I will always be fond of this movie. The story is great, the special effects are good for the time, the soundtrack matches the mood of the movie perfectly. It is funny and it is a great example of a science fiction/action movie. Perhaps you would get the best impression of this movie if you first see it at a young age... it is really a lot like a sci-fi fairy tale.

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