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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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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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Temperatures soared to over one hundred degrees on almost every day throughout the shooting of this movie. Moreover, thirty mile-per-hour windstorms were a common occurrence in the afternoons. As a direct result of the latter, crew members were often forced to wear goggles and face masks in order to protect themselves from the harsh elements. See more »

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A stage light and the camera operator are reflected on the side of Frank's car when he reverses to pick up Karen. See more »

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Frank: Women. Can't live with them, can't blow their heads off.
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Version of Seven Days (1998) See more »

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I CAN'T LIVE A DREAM
Performed by Engelbert Humperdinck
Written by Arnold Capitanelli
Produced by Joel Diamond for Silverblue Productions, Ltd.
Courtesy of Silverblue Productions, Ltd. & Engelbert Humperdinck Productions
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I like this one a lot
16 June 2016 | by (Dundee, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I've watched more time travel movies than I can remember. They've all been interesting but this one sticks in my mind as the one I like the most.

I think it's because James Belushi's character is completely unpredictable and Kylie Travis' character becomes increasingly desperate as a result. I guess it's also because I like the idea that even if you have the ability to travel in time, that doesn't mean you'll automatically be able to change the outcome.

I guess I also like the idea of having female lead characters in science fiction movies. Alien, for example, works well for me for that reason too.


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