Late for Dinner (1991)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  20 September 1991 (USA)
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Two young men evading the police for a crime they didn't commit are cryogenically frozen in the early 1960s. The next thing they know is that they are in a strange new world (thirty years on).



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Lovegren
Brian Wimmer ...
Willie Husband
Joy Husband
Cassy Friel ...
Little Jessica Husband
Bob Freeman
Little Donald Freeman
Duane Gardener (as Steven Schwartz-Hartley)
John Prosky ...
Officer Tom Bostich
Dr. Dan Chilblains
Donald Hotton ...
Dr. Chris Underwood
Leland Shakes
Billy Vera ...
Male Radio D.J. (voice)
Jeremy Roberts ...
Truck Driver
Silent Bit Sam ...
Waving Man
Counter Girl


Two young men, one in need of medical attention, are cryogenically frozen in the early 1960s. The two are preoccupied with the fact that the police are pursuing them to realise what they are doing. The next thing they know is that they are in a strange new world (thirty years on). Written by Rob Hartill

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Drama | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

20 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arhiste to deipno horis emas  »

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$8,906,823 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film takes place in 1962 and 1991. See more »


[first lines]
Frank Lovegren: [narration] It was 1962. Willie and me had been traveling through the night, running from a crime we never committed. Willie was still driving pretty good, considering he had a bullet in his body and all.
Frank Lovegren: [to a dozing Willie] Sure is strange to be driving on this side of the road...
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Crazy Credits

Janeane Garofalo's last name is misspelled as "Garofolo." See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »


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A new Approach
4 April 2003 | by (Columbia, Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

I just recently saw this film and enjoyed it thoroughly. It was not what I had expected. So many of the "freeze 'em" films take a comic or campy approach. But this film tries to deal with the actual problems that could arise if a person were able to disappear and then reappear some 30 years later. A nice treatment of the question.

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