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Across the Sea of Time (1995)

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A young Russian boy, Thomas Minton, travels to New York as a passenger on a Russian freighter. Close to Ellis Island he gets off and thus starts his journey to America the same way as all ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Reznick ...
Tomas Minton
John McDonough ...
Freighter Chief
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Seaman--On the Bow
Victor Steinbach ...
Seaman--Pilot
Peter Boyden ...
ConEd Worker
Philip Levy ...
Hot Dog Vendor
Nick Muglia ...
Policeman
Abby Lewis ...
Julia Minton
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Wall Street Businessman
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Pizza Pie Man
Bernard Ferstenberg ...
Pickle Vendor
Robert Buckley ...
Socialite
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Patrick Flynn ...
Bartender
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George G. Colucci ...
Russian Seaman (as George Gerard)
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A young Russian boy, Thomas Minton, travels to New York as a passenger on a Russian freighter. Close to Ellis Island he gets off and thus starts his journey to America the same way as all immigrants in former times. Thomas is searching for the family of one of his ancestors, who had emigrated decades ago, but once sent a letter home together with a sample of his new profession: 3D-Photography. The boy follows his relative's traces by counter-checking the old 3D-Photographs of New York (using an antique viewer) with the same places and how they look today. This way, the audience gets to see the Big Apple in former times as well as today. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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New York as you've never seen it.


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20 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Across the Sea of Time: New York 3D  »

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$4,589,000 (USA) (19 July 1996)

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$15,981,095 (USA) (2 May 2003)
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Julia Minton: Welcome to America, Tomas. Welcome to New York.
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IMAX Format Nothing Much On Regular TV
18 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was curious how that format - so impressive at th IMAX theaters - would translate to the regular television screen, so I rented the VHS of this. My answer: it doesn't. One needs a big screen, I guess.....a very big screen, especially when the visuals aren't that good to start with as was the case here.

This is simply a little documentary about New York City, comparing how some intersections and buildings looked back in he early part of the 20th century as compared to when this movie was made in 1996. Interwoven in the presentation is a little Russian immigrant kids story.

It's quite boring for the most part. If you grew up in NYC, especially in spots where this was filmed, this would be a lot more interesting.


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