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Timeline (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  26 November 2003 (USA)
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A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.

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Storyline

In this case, a group of archaeologists and combat experts led by Paul Walker and Frances O'Connor use a "3-D fax machine" (so much for technobabble!) to time-travel back to France in 1357, in hopes of retrieving Walker's father and returning safely to the present. No such luck! Fending for themselves against marauding hordes of medieval French warriors at war with the invading British, these semi-intrepid travelers find their body count rising, and the deadline for their return home is rapidly approaching. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences and brief language | See all certifications »

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Prisonniers du temps  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,440,629 (USA) (28 November 2003)

Gross:

$549,289 (Italy) (9 July 2004)
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The Hundred Year War was a conflict solely between the French and the British while the Germans were not involved. The British carried shields with the German Crest Eagle in the movie. See more »

Goofs

After Chris, Kate, Marek, Professor Johnston, and Gordon escape the manor house, all five can be seen stepping on to a balcony. The next shot reveals that all are stepping on to the balcony but Marek, who stops to go and rescue Lady Claire. See more »

Quotes

Professor Johnston: This form the boy who hated Easter because he couldn't find the eggs.
Chris Johnston: [laughing] Yeah, because you BURIED the eggs!
Professor Johnston: [also laughing] That's beside the point.
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Referenced in Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) See more »

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Just A Little Bad
Written and Performed by Vikkie Rae Jordan
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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Barely relates to the novel
17 April 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So many important plot elements were left out, that the phrase 'sort of based on an idea by Michael Crichton' is the closest you can get to a relationship to the novel. The most glaring omission is the lack of the radio 'transceivers', which, if you've read the book, were involved in a major plot twist. And, they could have at least made SOME attempt to have the characters speak in 14th century (sounding) languages and used subtitles to give it a more authentic feel. On a positive note, the acting and casting were reasonably good. The action/fighting sequences were done well.

Overall, the movie gave me the feeling that, as so often happens, the producers used the phrase "no one will notice" way too often during meetings.


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