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.
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
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At many points during the film the heroes use machine guns, it looks as though every one is a Sten gun type, which weren't in use until the late 1930's. See more »
[Debbie and Jim have traveled back in time to 1917]
Jim, this is all a big put on, isn't it? Like Fantasy Island, right?
Come on, Debbie, it's not *that* bad. It's only World War I.
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In the end of the credits it says: Filmed on location in New York - London - and the Western Front 1917. See more »
"Biggles" aspired to be an adventure movie in the sense of the old serials
and dime novels; it comes close to succeeding on some levels, but blows it
where it matters. The story itself centers on a bland frozen food
who keeps finding himself transported back in time to help a
Some things worked out very well; the close up shots of biplanes
and streaking down to just graze the ground, the accuracy of the equipment
and weapons for the time period. (For those who don't believe machine
existed back then, the one they use is a Bergmann MP-18, which was correct
for 1917-1918.) You also get to see Peter Cushing in one of his last
Other things required some suspension of belief, namely the Germans
developing secret weapons in World War ONE.
But what ruined the movie for me was the god awful eighties pop music
soundtrack, and a lead actor who has as much charisma as a wooden door.
can tell they were thinking of making a TV series or move franchise from
this one, with different music and a better lead, they might
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