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
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The helicopter used in the film was a Bell Model 206BII JetRanger, registered G-BAKF with pop-out emergency floats fitted on the skids. Later on, it was involved in a thankfully non-fatal accident in 1989 after colliding with electrical wires when the pilot was preparing to land. The crew escaped with minor injuries, but the helicopter was written off and broken up for spare parts. See more »
After the helicopter dogfight where Biggles says they are not armed after landing and asking for weapons he talks to Ferguson who has somehow finds a Sten gun. See more »
Quick! Untie us before they realise you're not a God, you're just an American.
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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 »
KNOCKING AT YOUR BACK DOOR
Performed by Deep Purple
Music and Lyrics by Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan
Published by Blackmore Music/Rugged Music
administrated by Thames Talent Publishing/
Pussy Music administarted by Chappel Music
Courtesy of Polydor Records Inc.(New York)
from the album "Perfect Strangers" See more »
No-one could have put money on this working. And, of course, in many ways, it doesn't. If I saw it for the first time now, I might hate it. However, I watched it endlessly as a child. An American in the 1980s finds himself shunted back in time to World War II and meets the famous Biggles. The time zones are linked by Biggles' commanding officer, now an old man, and the very 80s Jim finds himself part of a plan to prevent the Germans developing a new weapon. It's cheesy trash. I absolutely love it.
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