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Timestalkers (1987)

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Scott, a history professor, becomes involved with two time travellers from the year 2586 after making a discovery in an old photograph. One of the time travellers is determined to change ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott McKenzie
Georgia Crawford
General Joe Brodsky
Texas John Cody
Dr. Joseph Cole
Doctor Crawford / Matthew Crawford
Billy McKenzie
Laurie McKenzie
Patrik Baldauff ...
Ritch Brinkley ...
A.J. Freeman ...


Scott, a history professor, becomes involved with two time travellers from the year 2586 after making a discovery in an old photograph. One of the time travellers is determined to change the course of history, the other to stop him. Scott's fascination with the Old West comes in handy when they all return to 1886. Written by Rob Hartill

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From the Wild West to the 26th century... a chase through the past to the future! See more »


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10 March 1987 (USA)  »

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Time Stalkers  »

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When looking up the song about the Star Handled Stranger, Dr McKenzie and his colleague comment that not many people could read back in those days (the late 19th century). In fact, literacy rates for white Americans were very high in the mid and late 19th century. At the time of the Civil War, somewhere around 90% of white men could read and write. Literacy rates on the frontier a generation later would have likely been somewhat lower but literacy for whites would have been the rule, not the exception. See more »


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The Star-Handled Stranger
Music by Craig Safan
Lyrics by Brian Clemens
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15 June 2002 | by (Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

"Timestalkers" is without doubt the very best of all time travel films, it`s well acted, and directed, and it is not spoilt by OTT special effects.

Bill Devane is great in the lead role, and it`s nice to see Klaus Kinski in a more commercial type role.

The basic plot centres around an old trunk and it`s contents picked up at a car boot sale (garage sale in the US), a photo revels in the distance a man with a very modern gun, and so our journey starts, and it`s edge of the seat stuff all the way....

See it if you can. Score: 10/10

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