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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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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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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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Spoofs Terminator 2 (1991) See more »

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KICK STOMPIN
Performed by The Nematodes
Written by Marcus Barone
Courtesy of MPCA Pub. Grp., Inc./ASCAP
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a better than average film
29 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I had picked up the DVD at a store not knowing much about the film, and was surprised that the film was as good as it was. I like Belushi. I think he played this part very well. I had never heard of Kylie Travis before, but I thought she was very good in this film. I thought she played the tough woman part well. I like the movies where there's a tough heroine. Like the Alien movies.

Of course, it didn't hurt that Kylie's good looking too. The plot was interesting. I won't divulge the rest of the movie, but suffice it to say, if someone likes adventure and science fiction together, this movie might fill the bill. If you find it at your local video store, I would suggest buying it and adding it to your collection.

My summary is that it's a better than average film. I recommend it.


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