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Late for Dinner (1991)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Frank Lovegren
Brian Wimmer ...
Willie Husband
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Joy Husband
Cassy Friel ...
Little Jessica Husband
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Bob Freeman
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Little Donald Freeman
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Duane Gardener (as Steven Schwartz-Hartley)
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Officer Tom Bostich
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Dr. Dan Chilblains
Donald Hotton ...
Dr. Chris Underwood
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Leland Shakes
Billy Vera ...
Male Radio D.J. (voice)
Jeremy Roberts ...
Truck Driver
Silent Bit Sam ...
Waving Man
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Counter Girl
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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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20 September 1991 (USA)  »

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$8,906,823 (USA)
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[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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

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Burning Love
Written by Dennis Linde
Performed by Elvis Presley
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it's more than two guys getting frozen for nearly 30 years...
19 November 2000 | by (Nelson New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I just saw 'Late for Dinner' again on TV.

I forgot how much I liked it.

It's both simple and silly but it's also sweet and endearing.

I guess, for me it seems like an Australian film that was made in America. No big bang special effects. Great characters and a laconic but genuine feel about the story, the characters, and the overall impression.

Both guys are cute and believable in this really unbelievable yarn.

I cried when Willy met up with his 'old' wife Joy. They both did it so well.

No great intellectual challenges here...just a most enjoyable movie.


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