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Director:
Writers:
Geoff Chapple (screenplay)
Kely Lyons (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 December 1988 (Australia) See more »
Tagline:
Time-Travel Adventure of the Year!
Plot:
Men seeking relief from the Black Death, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
21 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Rarely is there a film that you cannot view just once. But this is one. See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bruce Lyons ... Connor

Chris Haywood ... Arno
Hamish McFarlane ... Griffin

Marshall Napier ... Searle
Noel Appleby ... Ulf
Paul Livingston ... Martin

Sarah Peirse ... Linnet
Mark Wheatley ... Tog 1
Tony Herbert ... Tog 2
Jessica Cardiff-Smith ... Esme
Roy Wesney ... Grandpa
Kathleen-Elizabeth Kelly ... Grandma
Jay Saussey ... Griffin's girlfriend
Charles Walker ... Old Chrissie
Desmond Kelly ... Smithy
Bill Le Marquand ... Tom

Jay Laga'aia ... Jay (as Jay Lavea Laga'aia)
Norman Fairley ... Submarine captain
Alistair Babbage ... Grigor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barron Christian ... American Submarine Captain (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincent Ward 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Geoff Chapple  screenplay
Kely Lyons  screenplay
Vincent Ward  from an original idea by
Vincent Ward  screenplay

Produced by
Gary Hannam .... co-producer
Gary Hannam .... executive producer
John Maynard .... producer
 
Original Music by
Davood A. Tabrizi 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Simpson 
 
Film Editing by
John Scott 
 
Casting by
Diana Rowan 
 
Production Design by
Sally Campbell 
 
Art Direction by
Mike Becroft 
 
Costume Design by
Glenys Jackson 
 
Makeup Department
Marjory Hamlin .... makeup
 
Production Management
Murray Francis .... production supervisor
Godfrey Hall .... production manager
Margaret Lovell .... co-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christine Haebler .... third assistant director
Robin Murphy .... second assistant director
Greg Stitt .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Bruce Armitage .... labourer
Robert Astley .... props maker
Robert Astley .... second unit art director
Phil Attenbrooke .... welder
John Brockie .... construction crew
Jill Carlyle .... stand-by props
Carl Dawson .... labourer
Nick Delamore .... labourer
Karl Fourdrinier .... storyboard artist
Joshua Frizzell .... labourer
Roger Guise .... props buyer
Miro Harre .... labourer
Roy Hopkins .... stand-by carpenter
Shane Hopkins .... labourer
Danie Hori .... labourer (as Daniel Horie)
Terry Lysaght .... construction crew
Alex Matagi .... set painter
Gerry McGillicuddy .... construction crew
Russell Munro .... construction crew
Tony Piliotis .... set finisher
Guy Richards .... draughtsman
Ian Richter .... scenic artist
Philip Taratoa .... stand-by props
Shane Teehan .... art department runner
Andrew Turney .... props maker
Jon Turney .... props maker
Nigel Tweed .... construction manager
Simon Wheeler .... labourer
Michael Worrall .... conceptual designer
 
Sound Department
Greg Bell .... additional dialogue editor
Steve Burgess .... foley
Julius Chan .... post-synch engineer
Liz Goldfinch .... dialogue editor
Phil Judd .... sound mixer
Gerry Long .... foley
Ian McLoughlin .... post-synch engineer
Axel Paton .... boom operator (as Alexander Paton)
Dick Reade .... sound recordist
Angus Robertson .... post-synch engineer
Lee Smith .... sound effects editor
Lee Smith .... sound effects supervisor
Malcolm Smith .... assistant dialogue editor
Peter Townend .... sound effects editor
Kimberly Walls .... assistant sound effects editor
Noelleen Westcombe .... assistant sound effects editor
Danielle Wiessner .... additional dialogue editor
Rhyl Yates .... assistant dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Shaun Bell .... special effects unit
Malcolm Cross .... special effects assistant
Ken Durey .... special effects pyrotechnics
David Foreman .... special effects unit
Nicholas Foreman .... special effects unit
Brian Harris .... mechanical effects
Mark Matthews .... special effects unit
Jim Millett .... special effects unit
Paul Nichola .... special effects supervisor
David Pride .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects
Andrew Mason .... optical effects
John Pope .... optical effects
David Pride .... matte artist
Chris Swinbanks .... optical effects
Michael Worrall .... matte artist
 
Stunts
Steve Agnew .... stunts & doubles
Michael Baxter-Lax .... stunts & doubles
Karl Bradley .... stunts & doubles
Stephen Charters .... stunts & doubles
Brian D. Coleman .... stunts & doubles
Paul Coleman .... stunts & doubles
Shelley Coleman .... stunts & doubles
Bob Cullinane .... stunts & doubles
Brendon Durey .... stunts & doubles
Louise Fry .... stunts & doubles
Nigel Humphreys .... stunts & doubles
Timothy Lee .... stunt coordinator
Timothy Lee .... stunts & doubles
Tony Parlane .... stunts & doubles
Brent Petrie .... stunts & doubles
Patrick Smith .... stunts & doubles
Marianne Stobie .... stunts & doubles
Mark Woolams .... stunts & doubles (as Mark Woollams)
Adrienne Wynyard .... stunts & doubles
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Laurence Aberhart .... specialist camera: stills
Diane Blomfield .... camera assistant
Ben Campbell .... generator operator
Malcolm Cross .... camera assistant
David Des Baux .... camera trainee
Terry Fraser .... key grip
Allen Guilford .... camera operator
Simon Mark-Brown .... assistant grip
Nick Mayo .... focus puller
Ian Philp .... gaffer
Kevin Riley .... best boy
Geoffrey Short .... stills photographer
Jnr. Sigmund Spath .... lighting crew
Gordon Smith .... lighting crew
Sigmund Spath .... second unit photographer
Justin Topzand .... clapper loader
 
Casting Department
Sharon Howard-Field .... casting: UK
Liz Mullinar .... casting: Australia
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pauline Bowkett .... wardrobe assistant
James McCarthy .... wardrobe assistant
Tunja Nola .... wardrobe assistant
Erin O'Neill .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Arthur Cambridge .... grading
Miriam Cortes .... negative matcher
Karen Jackson .... assistant film editor
David Schubert .... laboratory liaison
Danielle Wiessner .... assistant film editor
Denise Wolfson .... laboratory liaison
 
Location Management
Paul Grinder .... location manager
 
Music Department
Martin Doherty .... solo vocalist
Mara Kiek .... solo vocalist
Richard Lush .... music mixer
Richard Lush .... music recordist
Clare Shanks .... music researcher
Davood A. Tabrizi .... lyrics
Davood A. Tabrizi .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Phillipa Anderton .... trainee
Russell Baldwin .... steeple-jack
Danny Boreham .... runner
Robert Bruce .... safety
Brian Campbell .... runner
Alison Carter .... researcher
Brian D. Coleman .... horse trainer
Paul Coleman .... wrangler
Clair Crowther .... accent and voice consultant (as Claire Crowther)
Ed Curlett .... catering staff
Sue Curlett .... catering staff
Katherine Curtis .... production assistant
Maya Dalziel .... acting tutor
Janine Dickins .... production accountant
Peter Done .... investors' representative
Lynda Fairbairn .... medieval research
Kerry Fetzer .... caterer
Michael Frankel .... solicitor
Susan Gadsby .... unit nurse
Caroline Guise .... caterer
Allen Hardy .... catering staff
Judith Lardner .... accounts assistant
Tilly Lloyd .... runner
Sue McCullum .... catering staff (as Sue McCallum)
Elizabeth McRae .... accent and voice consultant
Sheryl Morris .... catering staff
Chrissie Parker .... runner
Hilary Quick .... assistant to director
Linda Ray .... continuity
Deborah Sinton .... production secretary
Karen Thompson .... production secretary (as Karen Thomson)
Angela Ward .... unit nurse
Jane Wikiriwhi .... receptionist
Julia Wilson Dickson .... accent consultant: UK (as Julia Wilson-Dixon)
Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Alun Bollinger .... special thanks: Illusion Arts
Russell Campbell .... special thanks: Illusion Arts
Peter Clements .... special thanks
Meryl Cronin .... special thanks
Cynthia Crosse .... special thanks
Piers Davies .... special thanks
Syd Dutton .... special thanks: Illusion Arts
Bridget Ikin .... special thanks
Avril Stotl .... special thanks (as Avril Stott)
Graeme Tetley .... special thanks: Illusion Arts
 

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  • Spectrum Films  post-production facilities (as Spectrum Films International)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Navigator: An Odyssey Across Time" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
90 min | West Germany:82 min (cut version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
It was this movie that convinced the producers of Alien³ (1992) to hire Vincent Ward as writer/director (although Ward would eventually leave the set of Alien 3 after many creative differences with the studio).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: (at around 51 mins), during the pouring of the spike in the foundry, Griffin breaks the "fourth wall" by briefly looking up at the camera and then quickly away again.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of 'Alien³' (2003) (V)See more »

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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Rarely is there a film that you cannot view just once. But this is one., 8 March 2000
Author: jpo from Washington State

Not really well-known in most of the world, this New Zealand classic is one of the finest time-travel adventures ever to grace the big screen. A remarkable story indeed. Only by seeing it several times do you realise that every little detail is quite significant. This has been one of my Top 10 films of all time for over a decade. See it by all means, but see it more than once ... and pay close attention to everything.

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