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Timeline (2003)

A group of archaeologists become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve a friend. The group must survive in 14th century France before they can escape back to the 21st Century.

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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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One man's future lies in the past. See more »


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

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26 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Prisonniers du temps  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,440,629 (USA) (30 November 2003)

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$19,481,943 (USA)
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Pierce Brosnan turned down the role of Andre Marek, before Gerard Butler eventually signed on. See more »

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When the group is heading back for the first time (at about 27:00 min mark) and are dressed in their 14th Century garb, it is obvious Kate is wearing a bra. Although undergarments were sometimes worn in the 1300's, a form-fitting underwire would not have been the norm to say the least. Kate's modern-day plastic hair-clip would also stand out. See more »

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Lady Claire: Andre Marek. Are you married?
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Featured in Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010) 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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