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Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alex Hyde-White ...
Jim Ferguson
Fiona Hutchison ...
Debbie
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Air Commodore Colonel William Raymond
Marcus Gilbert ...
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Chuck
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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

Dudley Moore was once touted to play Biggles in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Colonel Raymond's quarters have a blazing fire, despite the fact that there are no chimneys in Tower Bridge. See more »

Quotes

[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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Featured in Special Collector's Edition: Especial sonido (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

KNOCK 'EM DEAD KID
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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They've tried VERY hard with the R2 DVD...
2 May 2004 | by (Rugby, UK) – See all my reviews

...what a pity the original movie wasn't worked on with the same skill and dedication.

I am a very big fan of the books. I read 'Biggles of 266' when I was aged 10 and 29 years later I'm still reading the adventures.

What a waste of the Biggles movie license.

The film wasn't all bad, though. Neil Dickson's portrayal of Biggles was spot on. The supporting actors did a pretty good job as well. The production design was excellent (well, the 1917 bits, anyway). That takes care of the good points.

Where the hell did they drag that soundtrack up from? Nasty is what I call it. I actually cringed during the film, due to inapropriate music.

The stunts were mostly unnecessary ego-boosting cliches.

The script was a total nightmare. Either copy Indiana Jones OR Back to the Future, not BOTH! If they'd cut the 80s bit out, cast Hyde-White as an american reporter and kept the secret weapon bits in, I would have no quibble with this film.

I would recommend buying the DVD if only for the unintentionally hilarious documentary. "..we thought a big star would've 'unbalanced' the film..." you don't say!!!

£3.99 at WH Smiths - buy it now! The spirit of Edward D Wood Jr. lives on!


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