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Norman's Awesome Experience (1988)

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Through the experiment of a crazy scientist, his colleague Norman, model Erica and her photographer are sent back in time to the Romans. They arrive in a small village, controlled by the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom McCamus ...
Norman
Laurie Paton ...
Erica
Jacques Lussier ...
Umberto
David Hemblen ...
Septimus Fabius
Lee Broker ...
Marcus Titanus
Marcos Woinsky ...
Serpicus
Gabriela Salos ...
Felix
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Dr. Nobbelmeyer
Armando Capo ...
Blacksmith (as Armand Capo)
Enrique Latorre ...
Jorge Luis Estrella ...
High Priest
Jacques Arndt ...
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Theodore McNabney ...
Chief Scientist
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Carlos Weber ...
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Through the experiment of a crazy scientist, his colleague Norman, model Erica and her photographer are sent back in time to the Romans. They arrive in a small village, controlled by the Roman Septimus Fabius and a fat village mayor. They teach the people the Rock'n Roll... and revolution. Of course the Romans don't appreciate their efforts - will Norman's Know How save them? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Norman thought the 20th Century was bad. But now, he's got a date with the Roman Empire.

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September 1989 (Canada)  »

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A Switch in Time  »

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Several scenes in the beginning of the movie were shot in and around CERN, the European Laboratory for particle physics. This includes scenes in the UA1 experimental hall, where the W and Z particles were discovered, for which the 1984 Nobel Prize in physics had been awarded. See more »

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Better than you'd think from the title

Contrary to what you might think, this *isn't* a knock-off of "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure". Sources differ on the exact release dates, but it was at the very least in production before B&T came out. The plot is quite different (except for the bare fact that time travel happens) and it's pretty clear it was retitled to cash in on the more successful movie's reputation.

It's not a particularly great movie, but it doesn't aim to be Shakespeare. Aside from the time travel itself, what happens is technically feasible, and the story points out the realistic difficulties even a knowledgeable modern person would have just surviving in, much less changing, the past.


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