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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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This fall you're history 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) (28 November 2003)

Gross:

$19,480,739 (USA) (13 February 2004)
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The film makes many changes regarding Doniger's company and the time traveling device. In the novel, people and objects can be sent to any location and time, unlike the movie that they are "locked" to 1357 Castlegard. Also, Doniger himself is much darker, and actually it is hinted that unwanted or rogue employees can be given "markers", that could send them to places in time for them to die, such as Pompei or the great Kanto earthquake. See more »

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When the group is first handed their markers, Kramer tells them, "You can use any one of them to call for your return at any time. Frank will explain the intricacies of how they work once you arrive. Most importantly, one marker will bring all of you back. Do not lose them." However, when Barreto is shot with the arrows, he presses his marker to return to the present time, but no one else is transported with him. See more »

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Marek: We're speaking the same language, but you don't understand a word I'm saying, do you?
Lady Claire: No.
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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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Another great story wasted.
11 December 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Sorry, the book had so much potential to be turned into an awesome film. But this low-budget crap with pathetic screenplay, well, kinda dishonored Crichton. All the book-to-film changes (Yes, all!) slowly destroyed the film. Paul walker looks fine like Chris but he cannot act; and Frances O'Connor is a fine actress but the role of Kate isn't for her. Gerard Butler on the other hand might be one good thing in the whole film. The multiverse-travel scene is a total disaster. The character development of the lead people, and also Doniger, is left behind which took away much taste from the story.

Reading the book is more recommended.


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