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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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6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Truck Driver
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Az időcsavar  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

During the first iteration of Karen reaching the Accelerator Project door she is still wearing her white top tied around her waist. In the security camera footage showing her from above, she is only wearing the black jumpsuit (which is from the second time she comes to the site). The next cut shows her running back to Brian's truck wearing the white top tied around her waist. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Women. Can't live with them, can't blow their heads off.
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Connections

Version of Seven Days (1998) See more »

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KICK STOMPIN
Performed by The Nematodes
Written by Marcus Barone
Courtesy of MPCA Pub. Grp., Inc./ASCAP
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Wow! An excellent action film with a female lead.
1 September 2001 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This film is great from the first moment. I love James Belushi as a baddie. There are so many time travel films out there and this one is a stand out. Cinematography is beautiful. This film deserved to be shown on the big screen. If you are looking for a good film at the video story, Retroactive is an excellent rental title. No one will be disappointed.


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