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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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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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Fast food executive Jim Ferguson stepped out of his 47th floor office to go to the bathroom... and ended up in the middle of World War I. History will be grateful forever. See more »


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29 January 1988 (USA)  »

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$112,132 (USA)
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Trivia

The scene where the helicopter lands and then takes off again from a flat wagon on a train traveling at over 40mph had never been attempt before this film and had to be repeated 15 times over two days before the directors were satisfied that it looked just right. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 »

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Featured in Hagan Reviews: Biggles: Adventures in Time (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

NO TURNING BACK
Performed by The Immortals
Written and Produced by John Deacon and Robert Ahwal
Published by Copyright control
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Marvellous fun old boy
27 January 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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