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Millennium (1989)

PG-13 | | 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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(short story "Air Raid"), (screenplay)
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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
Brent Carver ...
Coventry
David McIlwraith ...
Tom Stanley
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Roger Keane
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Dr. Brindle
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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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Bill Smith, chief investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), has been assigned to determine whether human error is the cause of an airline crash. He and his team of investigators are very confused by the words on the cockpit voice recorder by the crew relating to the crash. But at the same time, a theoretical physicist named Dr. Arnold Mayer has a real professional curiosity about the crash, which borders on science fiction. While giving a university lecture, he talks about time travel and the possibility of visitors from the future. Smith discovers the involvement of an organization of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate mankind from those about to perish in the past. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Beyond the boundaries of time... they are waiting for you! See more »


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Millenium  »

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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 »

Quotes

Coventry: You're talking about changing the past, and I know damn well we can't change the past! It catches up to us, and changes us!
Louise Baltimore: Well, we haven't changed much. We're all still dying, this place still stinks, and you are still as ugly as ever!
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Referenced in The Kids in the Hall: Episode #1.20 (1990) See more »

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Good "B" Film
18 August 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is not as bad as the comments here indicate. Good premise and a few comedic touches enhance this time travel tale starring Cheryl Ladd (who, in my opinion is an very underrated actress) and Kris Kristofferson. I have to admit that although the (not so) special effects could have been better and the last line at the end should have been left out, it's still a memorable film that will entertain most time travel fans. Exterior scenes were filmed in Toronto although the setting is supposed to be Minneapolis.

I wasn't expecting much so maybe that's why I enjoyed it.

"Take a chance, Louise"

7/10


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