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Millennium (1989)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  25 August 1989 (USA)
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An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future.

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Bill Smith
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Louise Baltimore
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Arnold Mayer
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Sherman
Lloyd Bochner ...
Walters
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Tom Stanley
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Vern Rockwell
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Ron Kennedy
Peter Dvorsky ...
Janz
Raymond O'Neill ...
Harold Davis
Philip Akin ...
Briley
David Calderisi ...
Leacock
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An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a novel by John Varley. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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The people aboard flight 35 are about to land 1,000 years from where they planned to. See more »


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Millennium  »

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$5,777,099 (USA)
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According to John Varley's original manuscript, Smith's role in history was critical to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and eventually became the director. He died in old age by falling off his houseboat and drowning. See more »

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As Louise enters the bar, her hair is flat. When she is shown inside, suddenly, her hair is permed. See more »

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Louise: Sherman, come with us!
Sherman: There is no place for me where you are going. Go now.
[Solemly stays behind to close up the time portal and is vaporized in the timequake]
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Great sci-fi!
3 August 2003 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

The ratings on this movie are very poor, but don't be fooled this is a great movie. As I was watching this movie, I actually expected most people wouldn't get it because time-travel pictures are usually too confusing for people with linear minds. If a movie doesn't travel in a straight line from beginning to end, then linear people start hyperventilating. Time travel concepts require a slightly more abstract mind to follow properly, and more than a 2-second attention span.

There was some good comedy in the movie. For example the android Sherman, who looked like he came right out of a 1950's B-movie. Then there was the joke about how the people from the future had to smoke in order to stay healthy, otherwise the air in the past was too clean and pure for them. You disposed of the cigarettes by just tossing them over your shoulders and a point laser would shoot at it and disintegrate it instantly. Also this was definitely a 1980's movie, you could tell just by the hairstyles, which were good for a few laughs.

And for a movie made on the cheap, the special effects weren't half-bad. They certainly weren't comparable to today's CGI effects, but they were of a generation of special effects that made Star Wars so successful.

Their interpretation of time travel concepts was also very interesting. For example, they chose to represent time paradoxes as "temporal quakes". I suppose this was done as a dramatisation technique to show the audience how serious a temporal paradox was in terms they could commonly understand (i.e. like an earthquake).

Don't be fooled by the linear minds giving this movie a bad review, if you have an abstract mind, then you'll love this movie.


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