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Millennium (1989)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 25 August 1989 (USA)
An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.

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Bill Smith
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Louise Baltimore
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Arnold Mayer
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Sherman
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Walters
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Tom Stanley
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Roger Keane
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Vern Rockwell
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Ron Kennedy
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Janz
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Harold Davis
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Briley
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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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The people aboard flight 35 are about to land 1,000 years from where they planned to. See more »


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$1,614,692 (USA) (27 August 1989)

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$5,777,099 (USA)
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The film takes place in 1989, 2989 and 1963. See more »

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Before traveling back in time to 1963, Louise watches a film montage to familiarize herself with American culture of that year. However the film includes a brief shot of an American astronaut performing a space-walk, which first happened in 1965. See more »

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Dr. Arnold Mayer: [last words] I knew I was right.
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References Brazil (1985) See more »

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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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