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Late for Dinner (1991)

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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Frank Lovegren
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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)
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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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Drama | Sci-Fi

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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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Janeane Garofalo's screen debut. See more »

Quotes

[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 »


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Burning Love
Written by Dennis Linde
Performed by Elvis Presley
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An enjoyable Sunday matinee
11 July 1999 | by (Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

Sure, this isn't a film that rocked the movie theater, but it is a nice little picture; an enjoyable Sunday TV matinee. The premise is a little hokey, "time travelers frozen". But this is not Science Fiction here, it is only the vehicle for the story. The theme is Love: and what love it should aspire to be, something that prevails over time and the physical.

The performances, such as Peter Berg's lovable uncle, are endearing as they create this strong, believable family. In short, I cared about these people and I wanted to see them make this great love work.

To really enjoy this movie you need to suspend your disbelief a little. If you look beyond the premise and focus on the characters, you'll be pleasantly surprised.


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