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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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Sherman
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Janz
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Harold Davis
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Briley
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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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Beyond the boundaries of time... they are waiting for you! See more »


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$5,777,099 (USA)
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John Varley originally wrote the short story "Air Raid" in 1977. At the time, it was optioned as a project for FX director Douglas Trumbull, director of Silent Running (1972) and Brainstorm (1983). The plan was to make it a vehicle for Paul Newman and Jane Fonda. Trumbull's production fell through, only for it to be inherited first by Randal Kleiser and then Richard Rush. With all the comings and goings over the years, Varley was able to first turn it into a novel in 1983 and then a screenplay. See more »

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After Louise takes a shower, Sherman helps her put her uniform top on, but there is no sign she puts on or is wearing any other clothing. However, as the scene continues, Louise is seen wearing a type of pants/shorts as they walk together. See more »

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Dr. Arnold Mayer: We scientists should get out of the lab more often; we might learn something!
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Science Fiction for Science Fiction Fans
7 November 2002 | by (Arlington, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Millennium is one the few movies about time travel that stays true to the original source material. This far-out John Varley narrative is brought to the screen as faithfully as can be imagined. If you've ever wondered what really happens during so-called "natural" disasters, this is the script for you. The film is pure science fiction -- fun to watch, but impossible to understand unless close attention is paid. Stay awake and you'll be astonished by this story. Kristofferson and Ladd are surprisingly well paired, and the time-traveling Ladd is 100% believable in this mind-bending scenario. The sole jarring note is the voice-over coda at the end of the film -- an un-credited Churchill quote that sounds comical and out-of-place. This is one of the most under-appreciated movies of the '80s.


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