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Jim's Gift (1996)

A young boy receives a magical VCR with the power to replay the past and preview the future, and finds his comfortable middle-class existence thrown into complete disarray.

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Jean Boht ...
Mrs. Leaver
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Mr. Winthrop
Daniel Burke ...
Jim 4 years old
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Mrs. Totteridge
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Mr. Arthur T. Bowen
Sarah Cronin-Stanley ...
Dogs Home Attendent (as Sarah Cronin)
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Broadcaster Sadie Broad
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Wally
Joe Garner ...
Removal Man
Ann Gosling ...
Karen
Danny Green ...
Bully's Mate
Amy Griffin ...
Karen 8 years old
Chris Jury ...
Mr. Totteridge
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The Stranger
Ann Micklewhite ...
Reporter / Photographer
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A young boy receives a magical VCR with the power to replay the past and preview the future, and finds his comfortable middle-class existence thrown into complete disarray.

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The Stranger: [on the video after Jim is injured by a swing in the park. The Stranger is a park-keeper] That's not very good is it, only getting a lollipop. What if you lose your head, will you get a packet of wine gums?
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References Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) See more »

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You and Me
Music by Martin Pavey
Lyrics by Sara Dee
Vocals by Jamie Hartman
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Unusual kid's adventure/fantasy
12 May 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Low budget but appealing kids' fantasy adventure. A mysterious stranger presents a boy with a VCR that can "play" the past...and the future. How it affects the boy and his struggling middle-class family is the central story. An amusing running gag is a series of exterior shots of the family's house with various strange objects and/or people moving past (a UFO, a tumbleweed, runaway car, etc.) For us, part of the appeal of this movie was that it was filmed in an area of England where we later resided for a short time.


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