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Retroactive (1997)

A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

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Frank (as James Belushi)
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Karen
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Rayanne
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Brian
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Jesse
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Sam
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Trooper
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Bud
Kristina Coggins ...
Martha
Robbie Thibaut Jr. ...
Paul
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Storyline

Karen has to take a ride in Frank's car. He's travelling with his wife, on his way to sell computer chips, which he obtained illegally. He suspects his wife is being unfaithful and tragic things happen, following a discussion. Karen escapes, reaching a lab where a scientist has discovered how to go back in time, and she returns by accident some minutes before the violent events. Then she tries to make things better, but things tend to become worse, as time cycles keep being repeated. Written by <luis.canau@mail.EUnet.pt>

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On a lonely Texas road, time, space and murder are about to collide.


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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1 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Az időcsavar  »

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The exterior scenes were filmed over a five-week period in the desert community of Palmdale, California. See more »

Goofs

The gun Frank takes from Jesse's truck is an old-fashioned six shooter, yet he fires off at least 20 rounds without reloading during the shootout at the gas station. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Women. Can't live with them, can't blow their heads off.
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Features RoboCop 2 (1990) See more »

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TEXAS MESS
Performed by The Nematodes
Written by Marcus Barone
Courtesy of MPCA Pub. Grp., Inc./ASCAP
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You Won't Leave Your Seat!
8 October 2001 | by (Rincon Mesa, Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

I didn't! This movie is truly non-stop action, with the possible exception of during Frank's belt buckle joke. I can watch this movie everytime it's on. I remember it coming on once while I was visiting some peoples house and someone was passing through the living room just as it started, they stopped there, staring and didn't move from that spot until the credits rolled. This movie just keeps pulling you in, deeper and deeper, making you wonder where it's going to go next with all the twists and turns. Even with these plot twists and inside out/upside down turns, it's easy to stay up with what's going on.


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