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Slipstream (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  2 June 1989 (Ireland)
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In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by natural disasters, and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, ... See full summary »

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Kitty Aldridge ...
Belitski
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Matt Owens
Susan Leong ...
Abigail
Alkis Kritikos ...
Cook 'Petrois'
Tony Alleff ...
Bartender
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George Camiller ...
2nd man at table
Diana Defries ...
Woman Construction Worker
Gay Baynes ...
Rosie
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Montclaire
Paul Reynolds ...
Travis
Eris Akman ...
Blind Boy's Father
Eleanor David ...
Ariel
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In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by natural disasters, and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, planning to get the bounty himself. These in turn try to hunt the two men down. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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From the depths of the earth. To the edge of existence... The hunt is on! See more »

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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2 June 1989 (Ireland)  »

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A Fúria do Vento  »

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Byron's line "I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth - put out my hand and touched the Face of God," is taken from the poem High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr., a British-American aviator who died in a mid-air collision during WWII. On his grave is inscribed the first and last lines from his poem. This line is a direct allusion to that poem and befitting the film's predominant theme of aviation. See more »

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Will Tasker: It's over! It's finished! End of chase!
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Underrated
6 September 2004 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

Slipstream is, in my opinion, a very under-rated movie, with an excellent cast. Bill Paxton is entertaining in his role as the unlikely hero, Bob Peck is superb in his role as Byron, the fugitive -- Even F. Murray Abraham and the great Ben Kingsley make appearances in this unlikely post-apocalyptic action film. But the best performance of all, in my opinion, came from Mark Hamill, playing a very nasty cop. I've never seen Mark Hamill play the "bad guy," and he did an EXCELLENT job convincing me that he was not only a sociopathic jerk, but that he was not Mark Hamill. In fact, I didn't even realize who he was until the third time I saw this film - his performance is excellent, and different than anything else I've seen him do.

Unfortunately, the film has its problems. The plot suffers from some cheesy moments, the music is overbearingly loud, and while it is well orchestrated and very majestic, it's often a bit too majestic for what's going on. There are also some long scenes that could have been shortened or even cut to the benefit of the film. The ending is disappointing - abrupt and more than a bit ridiculous. Add to this that nearly every copy I've seen is on low-grade VHS, recorded at a slow speed.

This said, overall, the movie is entertaining, and interesting. If it was based on a book, I'd love to read it. I came away from the movie wishing I knew more about the characters involved, and curious about what would come next for the main characters. The movie kept my interest, and I did watch it again - several times.


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