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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Never has a time warp been quite as warped as this. See more »


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Release Date:

29 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Biggles: Adventures in Time  »

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$112,132 (USA)

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Did You Know?


A late 1930's Boeing Stearman and a modified late 1940s Belgian Stampe SV-4 were used to stand in for the WW1 aircraft flown and craft from the Shuttleworth collection added authenticity to the ground sequences. See more »


During the helicopter dogfight, you can see Millbrook proving grounds which wasn't built until the 1960s. See more »


Biggles: Quick! Untie us before they realise you're not a God, you're just an American.
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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 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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27 September 2002 | by (Lincoln England) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the film and thought it was pure genious!

Biggles is a star unto himself! The film is full of action and alittle comedy!

I like the fact that Biggles was a real live person and some of the film was based on fact and not fiction. Ginger, Algie and Biggles were all pilots in the First World War and possably went on to see service in the Second!

The film is a fantastic eighties fantasy,war adventure pact with a prefect plot!

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