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Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)

Biggles (original title)
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

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Jim Ferguson
Fiona Hutchison ...
Debbie Stephens
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Air Commodore Colonel William Raymond
Marcus Gilbert ...
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Chuck
Alan Polonsky ...
Bill
Francesca Gonshaw ...
Marie
Michael Siberry ...
James Saxon ...
Daniel Flynn ...
Roy Boyd ...
German N.C.O
Samantha Bradshaw ...
Hotel Girl
Andrea Browne ...
Lady Buyer
David Butler ...
British Officer
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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>

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29 January 1988 (USA)  »

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$112,132 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

After the Sten gun is dropped and the police are running past instead of spent casing there are "complete" shells laying on the floor. See more »

Quotes

[Debbie and Chuck enter Jim's hotel room to find Jim dressed as a nun, and with a gun on the chair]
Chuck: Religious Transvestite Bank robber. That one's not even in the book.
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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 »

Connections

References Fantasy Island (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

DO YOU WANT TO BE A HERO
Performed by Jon Anderson
Music by Stanislas Syrewicz
Lyrics by Jon Anderson
Published by Warner Brothers Music/Tizz Music
administrated by Warner Brothers Music
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Lots of fun !
24 November 2003 | by (Staffordshire, UK) – See all my reviews

My Grandad used to read the books as a child and my Mum introduced them to me, so its inevitable that i'd watch this film as a child needless to say me and my Mum love it !!

The film strays "slightly" away from the books World War 1 setting, (only in the eighties would they have made it into a time travel story) but the characters are faithful to the originals written in the books.

The films plot is a bit silly, but its lots of fun without been stupid and it makes me feel better every time i watch it.

I just hope my "time twin" is someone as cool as Captain James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth ;)


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