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Retroactive (1997)

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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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Multiple indications such as Joshua trees and mountains show that filming took place in the southern California desert instead of Texas. See more »

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Frank: Women. Can't live with them, can't blow their heads off.
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Does anybody really know what time is??
18 April 2003 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Thoroughly entertaining film that should bring to mind concepts that have been explored in such films as Groundhog Day (1993) and Lola Rennt (1998) (This movie came out (US release) about a year before Lola Rennt, so it's not fair to claim that this movie stole any ideas from that German film...)

Great action photography (glad the Sci-Fi channel showed it in wide screen, letter-box format), multiple car explosions, maximum gunplay… perhaps an alternate title for this film could be "All Blowed Up" or some such.

This is truly a fun film, though I couldn't help but snicker at a few things – like, for example, the part where the heroine jumps the chain link fence and gets over to the Texas Accelerator Laboratory, and wouldn't you know it, this multi-gazillion dollar research facility is staffed by a total of ONE person (played excellently by Frank Whaley). It's not like, say, a James Bond movie, where a similar facility would have been staffed by a teeming army of hundreds of technicians and workers, all of whom would have added to the tension of the story. (Wow, just think of the money they saved by not having to hire a cast of extras!!)

I also liked looking at the heroine, played by Kylie Travis. She looks great. But I couldn't help but wonder why the scientist guy, played by Frank Whaley, didn't do more with her. I mean, he has this super-gizmo apparatus that can send her back in time… couldn't he at least have found a way to make the machine remove her clothes and put her in a black bikini??

No matter. It is a fun movie that both sci-fi as well as action fans will enjoy. You'll get to see lots of stuff get all blowed up. And it has several endings, only one of which is a happy one.


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