6.3/10
4,806
57 user 27 critic

Retroactive (1997)

A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

12:01 (TV Movie 1993)
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Barry Thomas is the average office worker. He becomes attracted to Lisa Fredericks who works in the same company. After work, Barry witnesses the murder of Lisa and goes to a bar to get ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Helen Slater, Jonathan Silverman, Nicolas Surovy
12:01 PM (1990)
Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A man is stuck living his life in the same 59 minute time frame. He tries various methods of finding out why, eventually consulting a physicist.

Director: Jonathan Heap
Stars: Jane Alden, Don Amendolia, John Bachelder
Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why ... See full summary »

Director: David Twohy
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Ariana Richards, Emilia Crow
Thrill Seekers (TV Movie 1999)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A reporter, learning of time travelers visiting 20th century disasters, tries to change the history they know by averting upcoming disasters.

Director: Mario Azzopardi
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Catherine Bell, Theresa Saldana
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Frank (as James Belushi)
...
...
...
...
Jesse
...
Sam
...
Trooper
...
Bud
Kristina Coggins ...
Martha
Robbie Thibaut Jr. ...
...
Truck Driver
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

On a lonely Texas road, time, space and murder are about to collide.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az időcsavar  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Frank racks his slide-action shotgun repeatedly without having fired it. Every one after the first he would be ejecting live rounds. See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

Version of Seven Days (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

TEXAS MESS
Performed by The Nematodes
Written by Marcus Barone
Courtesy of MPCA Pub. Grp., Inc./ASCAP
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pleasant surprise - bad title
22 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Whoever came up with the title to this film should be taken to one side and taught a thing or two about movies. There is no getting away from the fact that the title is BAD! The title suggests that you are about to watch every bad sci-fi movie you have ever seen, but what lies behind the title is an entertaining time travel film which is actually quite good.

James Belushi is quite good as the bad guy and Kylie Travis plays the feisty female cop well.

There is great pleasure in watching the main characters failing miserably at changing their situation as they travel back again and again to fix things, when it seems all manage to do is make a bad situation worse. The ending is surprisingly downbeat and refreshingly rewarding, which makes a change for Hollywood these days.

All in all not the best of films ever made, but if you just leave you critical faculties and high expectations at home you will be pleasantly surprised.


19 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 57 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Paul Scheer on Why There Are No Bad Movies

Paul Scheer discusses The Disaster Artist and his love of awesomely bad movies. Plus, we dive into the origins of midnight movies and explore how The Room became a cult classic.

Watch now