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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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Fiona Hutchison ...
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Eric Von Stalhein
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Alan Polonsky ...
Bill Kizitski
Francesca Gonshaw ...
Marie
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Algy
James Saxon ...
Bertie
Daniel Flynn ...
Ginger
Roy Boyd ...
German N.C.O
Samantha Bradshaw ...
Hotel Girl
Andrea Browne ...
Lady Buyer
David Butler ...
British Officer
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Storyline

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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Meet Jim Ferguson. He lived a daring double-life with one foot in the 20th century and the other in World War I. See more »


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29 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Biggles: Adventures in Time  »

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$112,132
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Trivia

The weapon testing ground scene was filmed in the now disused Beckton Gas Works in London, Which was also used for the Vietnam scenes in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987) a year later. See more »

Goofs

The weapons are Bergmann type smg's which are correct for the era. See more »

Quotes

Air Commodore Colonel William Raymond: You see, Biggles is your Time-Twin.
Jim Ferguson: Time-Twin? Do you have anything stronger than coffee?
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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

Featured in Edición Especial Coleccionista: 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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27 September 2002 | by 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!

Good against Evil


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