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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 ...
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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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[first lines]
Will Tasker: It's over! It's finished! End of chase!
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Barefootin
Performed by Robert Parker
Licenced from Charly Records International A.P.S.
Courtesy of Sansu Enterprises
Composed by Robert Parker courtesy of Bonatemp Publishing
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A guide to enjoying this wonderful film!
19 October 2001 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

From taking a peek at some of the comments left by my fellow viewers, I feel impelled to conclude that it ain't exactly popular. Why oh why??! Ok, if you're looking for a seriously good, quality sci-fi film, I wouldn't expect you to enjoy this movie. BUT- if you're looking for something thought-provoking, entertaining and with lots of, um, original acting, this is it! It's just a matter of watching it with the right perspective...

Allow me to explain: the movie CAN be seen to have these qualities, but only if you look at it in the right way...

1) Thought-provoking - Of course it is! I guarantee that this film will get you thinking. I, myself, had many thoughts while watching it. Just because most of them involved the word "Why??" being repeated in a slightly hysterical manner is no reason to underestimate this particular quality of the film.

2) Entertaining - How can any viewer fail to be entertained by some of the film's amazing dialogue? It is both original, AND amusing (perhaps not for the reasons intended, but again, this is no reason to dismiss the film as not entertaining).

3) Original acting - Mark Hamill - I defy any of you to find anyone who can act as badly as him. Therefore, I believe his performance to be quite original. As for Bob Peck, how he contorted his facial muscles into some of those strange expressions I have no idea, nor do I know what any of them mean. But I bet no one else has ever done them.

So there you are! Do watch the film, I beg of you. I hope after reading this short guide, your enjoyment of this very much misunderstood film will be greatly improved.


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