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Retroactive (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  1 January 1997 (USA)
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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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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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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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Version of Seven Days (1998) See more »

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JUST NOW
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Very good movie
5 September 2004 | by (Indianapolis, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Interesting premise. If you could relive a moment that went wrong, how could you "fix" it? It's not as simple as it may seem, and that is the point. Karen relives the moment that went wrong numerous times and every time she tries to "fix" it, it gets even worse! Very enjoyable. It is the imperfect ways that she tries to fix things that ring true. James Belushi is convincing as a red-neck creep who has neither class nor morals.

The fundamental premise (turning back time) is a real stretch. However, that is not a real drawback, since you only have time to ponder it in retrospect. Also, anyone who watches this will have their own ideas of how they would have "fixed" the problem. However even though it's not a perfect movie, it's still one that interestingly and entertainingly explores it's premise.


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