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Timestalkers (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  10 March 1987 (USA)
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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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Scott McKenzie
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Georgia Crawford
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General Joe Brodsky
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Texas John Cody
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Dr. Joseph Cole
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Sam
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Blacksmith
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Bart
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Billy McKenzie
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Laurie McKenzie
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Callan
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Barman
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A.J. Freeman ...
Grover Cleveland
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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 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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It's way past time, to kill the future


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Time Stalkers  »

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The final TV project of Forrest Tucker. See more »

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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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27 July 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is a haphazard Sci-Fi western that is hard to build interest in. For a TV movie the special effects are pretty decent. The casting seems to be a grab-bag selection. A history professor(William Devane) and a time traveler(Lauren Hutton)try to foil a mad scientist(Klaus Kinski)from among other things prevent a presidential assignation. At times Hutton is quite fetching, but her appeal easily wears thin. Devane and his ever present hammy smile can also be tolerated. Kinski is excellent as the long white haired loose cannon of a scientist. He is not frightening, but evil indeed. Also in the cast are: John Ratzenberger(from TV's "Cheers"), Forrest Tucker and John Considine. At least, Hutton fans will be pleased.


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