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Across the Sea of Time (1995)

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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Peter Reznick ...
Tomas Minton (as Peter Reznik)
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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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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1.44 : 1
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Julia Minton: Welcome to America, Tomas. Welcome to New York.
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Brilliant
28 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is undoubtedly the single greatest IMAX film I have ever seen. Its visual effects may seem a little outdated - although this certainly adds to the charm - but it conveys its sweet little plot with a sense of grandeur. Whereas most IMAX films try to make you feel like you're in a theme park, watching some special effects extravaganza, "Across The Sea Of Time" could stand independently as an example of exceptional storytelling, and a great FILM.

I'm shocked and disappointed that it clearly wasn't popular enough to sustain an audience, as it is now virtually impossible to find a cinema anywhere that is showing it. So sad.

If IMAX want to save themselves, they need to commit to getting great filmmakers and allowing them to tell their stories on the big screen, as was clearly their policy when they created this.

Do NOT, under any circumstances, miss this film.


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