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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

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 »

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Frank: Women. Can't live with them, can't blow their heads off.
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Features RoboCop (1987) See more »

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DON'T LET THE DOORKNOB HIT YA
Performed by Chris Anderson
Written by Marcus Barone and Kristin Pickett
Courtesy of Marcus Barone Music
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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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