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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. | Add synopsis »
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Jean Boht ... Mrs. Leaver

Doug Bradley ... Mr. Winthrop
Daniel Burke ... Jim 4 years old

Jennifer Calvert ... Mrs. Totteridge

Sean Connolly ... Mr. Arthur T. Bowen
Sarah Cronin-Stanley ... Dogs Home Attendent (as Sarah Cronin)
Sara Dee ... Broadcaster Sadie Broad

Nick Frost ... Wally
Joe Garner ... Removal Man
Ann Gosling ... Karen

Danny Green ... Bully's Mate
Amy Griffin ... Karen 8 years old
Chris Jury ... Mr. Totteridge

Robert Llewellyn ... The Stranger
Ann Micklewhite ... Reporter / Photographer
Jessica Muschamp ... Tanya
Rosie Ordonez ... Young Girl
Martin Pavey ... TV Crew Man
Leon Petit ... Bully's Mate
Will Petty ... Policeman
Mark Price ... Reporter / Photographer
Luciano Romano ... Jim
Greg Rose ... Tiggsy

David Schaal ... Detective Potts
Tony Sheridan ... Removal Man
Eloisa Sherriff Brown ... Marianne
Ryan Smith ... Micky Smethurst
Suzy ... Bossy
Freddy White ... Bully

Directed by
Bob Keen 
Writing credits
Tony Clarke 

Sylvia Wickham (novel: "Jim's Gift")

Produced by
Noel Cronin .... executive producer
Kevin Nelson .... producer
Original Music by
Martin Pavey 
Cinematography by
Karl Watkins 
Film Editing by
Nigel Bate 
Production Design by
Mike Porter 
Costume Design by
Katy Ordonez  (as Katie Ordonez)
Makeup Department
Sarah Draper .... assistant hair stylist
Sarah Draper .... assistant makeup artist
Fiona Leech .... makeup artist
Production Management
Joan Humphreys .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrea Brown .... third assistant director
Ben Hughes .... first assistant director
Will Winch .... second assistant director
Art Department
Tommy McKenzie .... property master
Malcolm Rougvie .... property buyer
Sound Department
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Derek Donald .... boom operator
Mike Donald .... sound recordist
Mike Erander .... dialogue editor (as Michael Erander)
Paul Evans .... dubbing editor
Dave Fallon .... dubbing mixer
Paul Guiver .... dubbing editor
Visual Effects by
Adrian Banton .... visual effects supervisor: Image Animation
Jason McCameron .... physical effects supervisor (as Jason McCammeron)
Kieran Reed .... digital effects technician
James Dickson .... stunt performer
Neil Finnighan .... stunt performer (as Neil Finnigan)
Martin Greer .... stunt performer
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stunt performer
Kristopher Kiddle .... stunt performer
Glenn Marks .... stunt coordinator
Glenn Marks .... stunt performer
Michael Scott-Law .... stunt performer
Trevor Steedman .... stunt performer (as Trevor Stedman)
Camera and Electrical Department
Federico Alfonzo .... focus puller
Marco di Giulio .... gaffer
Tony Haughey .... grip
Steve Munro .... best boy
Andy Ordonez .... still photographer
Barry Read .... crane operator
Sarah Rollason .... clapper loader
Colin Watkinson .... second focus puller
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Nash .... costume mistress
Editorial Department
Paula Dinan .... assistant editor
Chris Jackson .... on-line editor
Roger Maxted .... on-line editor
Transportation Department
Sherief M. Hassan .... driver (as Sherief Hassan)
Nick Hughes .... driver
Vince Raj .... driver
Mark Tidmarsh .... driver
Other crew
Daphne Carr .... script supervisor
Rachel Green .... catering crew: Eat to the Beat
Neil Hassall .... catering crew: Eat to the Beat
Sherief M. Hassan .... runner (as Sherief Hassan)
Nick Hughes .... runner
Bernadette Kelly .... chaperone
Denver Martin .... chaperone
Denver Martin .... tutor
John McAuley .... unit vehicle crew: 1st Call (as John Mcauley)
Martin Porter .... crew: dining bus - DBS
Adrian Price .... production assistant
Vince Raj .... runner
Roy Rogers .... unit vehicle crew: 1st Call
David Stewart .... dog handler
Mark Tidmarsh .... runner
Mr. P.R. Everitt .... special thanks
Mrs. P.R. Everitt .... special thanks
John Fiddes .... special thanks
Pat Fiddes .... special thanks
Tilly Jackson .... special thanks
Christopher Price .... special thanks: Ravenscroft Theatre School
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

96 min
Australia:G | UK:PG (TV rating)

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Unusual kid's adventure/fantasy, 12 May 2002
Author: Gefoojet from USA

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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