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14-year old Susan Shawson travels back in time in her building's elevator. As altered by a retired physicist living in her building... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Timothy Busfield ... Frank Shawson

Elisha Cuthbert ... Susan Shawson
Gabrielle Boni ... Victoria Walker
Matthew Harbour ... Robert Walker
Lynne Adams ... Nora Walker / Nina Shawson

Richard Jutras ... Edward Ormondroyd

Michael Sinelnikoff ... Mr. Reynolds

Charles Edwin Powell ... Detective Gagin (as Charles Powell)
Jean LeClerc ... Cyrus Sweeney (as Jean Leclerc)

Howard Rosenstein ... Austin
Jacklin Webb ... Mrs. Clutchett
Michel Perron ... Bodoni

Nadia Verrucci ... Mrs. McLernon
Amy King ... Alana
Lincoln Ward ... Captain
Spencer Evans ... Jeremy
Frances Brady-Stewart ... Maggie
Alfee Kaufman ... Ashley Taylor
Lynne De Bel ... Aunt Brisley
Paul Mackan ... Mr. Branscomb
Richard Gauthier ... Perkins
Charles Biddle Sr. ... Curator

Marcel Jeannin ... Corporal

Christian Tessier ... Soldier
Ryal Cosgrove ... Photographer
Denys Chapdelaine ... Mr. Walker
Emily Rose ... Victorian Baby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Trevor Coppola ... Andre

Directed by
Jim Kaufman  (as Jimmy Kaufman)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Linda Brookover  screenplay
Edward Ormondroyd  novel
Alain Silver  screenplay

Produced by
Claudio Castravelli .... producer
Jean Guy Despres .... producer
Alain Silver .... executive producer
Jon Turtle .... executive producer
Original Music by
Simon Carpentier 
Cinematography by
François Protat (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Heidi Haines 
Casting by
Andrea Kenyon 
Myriam Vézina 
Production Design by
André Chamberland 
Art Direction by
Martin Gendron 
Set Decoration by
Daniel Breton 
Anne Grenier  (as Ann Grenier)
Makeup Department
Linda Bourgon .... assistant hair stylist
Martin Lapointe .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Kristine Michaels .... production manager
Michel Wachniuc .... production executive
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
France Boudreau .... assistant director
Jacqueline Dinsmore .... second assistant director
Emilie Malo .... third assistant director
Art Department
Marc Fiquet .... property master
Sound Department
Samuel Holden .... additional adr artist
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Gary Vaughan .... re-recording mixer
Gary Vaughan .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Greg Astles .... digital compositor
Scott Burton .... effects animator
Doug Campbell .... digital effects supervisor/compositor
Doug Campbell .... flame artist: Sundog Films
Stevie Ramone .... digital compositor
Wayne Trickett .... visual effects supervisor
Gina Duhamel .... stunt double: Susan
Jean Frenette .... stunt coordinator
Robyn McNicoll .... stunt bag lady
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Arseneau .... gaffer
Yves Arseneau .... electrician
Fabrice Barrilliet .... electrician
Pierre Beaulieu .... best boy
Casting Department
Nancy-Ann Michaud .... extras casting assistant
Randi Wells .... extras casting
Location Management
Alain Dahan .... location manager
Other crew
Luc Bouthillier .... production assistant
Sophie Boyer .... script supervisor
Jean Guy Despres .... production executive (as Jean-Guy Després)
Annie Desroches .... stand-in
Bram Eisenthal .... unit publicist
Gillian Ferrabee .... dialogue coach
Nadia Fortin .... assistant production accountant
Isabelle Marion .... stand-in
Stephanie Michaud .... receptionist
Mona Nadel .... tutor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:96 min
Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | Canada:F (Ontario) | UK:U

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A very good movie for kids, that stimulates the imagination., 10 July 2001
Author: Jox from Perth, Australia

I found 'Time At The Top' an entertaining and stimulating experience. The acting, while not generally brilliant, was perfectly acceptable and sometimes very good. As a film obviously aimed at the younger demographic, it is certainly one of the better works in the genre (Children's Sci-Fi). Normally, I would say that Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia produce the best movies and TV shows for children, and 'Time At The Top' does nothing to discount this theory! I don't think that continuity and great acting are important to younger people. A good plot and an imaginative screenplay are far more important to them. Both are in abundance in this film. The special effects are good, without detracting from the story, or closing the viewers off from their own imaginations. It would have been very easy to inject an over-load of SFX in this film, but it would have totally destroyed its entire 'Raison D'etre'.

The settings and camera work are of a very high standard in this movie, and complement the fine wardrobe and historical accuracy. Overall, this film is highly satisfactory, and I recommend it to all viewers who can see the world through children's eyes, or those that try to, like myself! Now, I really must read the original book, as soon as possible.

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