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Two time travelers with opposing views are sent back to the present aboard a research ship in the Antarctic to prevent a global biological disaster from occuring.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Foster
Silvia De Santis ...
Renee Diaz (as Silvia de Santis)
Joe Montana ...
Andrew Schrader (as Joe Sagal)
Ken Samuels ...
Robert Davies
Marco Lorenzini ...
Adrian Sellars ...
Dean Gregory ...
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In the not too distant future, a team of genetically unique men and women, lead by John Foster, make a daring, first attempt trip back in time in order to prevent the discovery of meteors containing a deadly, off-world bacteria... a bacteria that brings humanity to the brink of extinction. Unbeknowst to John, a mutinous officer named Dalton has personal greed driven plans of his own for a new life in the past. Set aboard a ship trapped in the Antarctic, fate and chance forever alter the lives of a group of scientists and polar researchers who encounter John and Dalton. The opposing time travelers soon discover that their return to the present day, sets into motion the terrible things to come. Written by Anonymous

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At the bottom of the world, the key to our future...lies buried in the past See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

14 January 2005 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Commander  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Filmed in only eighteen days, edited in two and a half weeks, and mixed in one day. See more »


The x-rays keep changing position when Jefferson and Renee are looking at the them. By the end of the scene the middle x-ray is upside down and backwards from the way it was in the beginning. See more »

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Retrograde Amnesia
12 May 2010 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

Dolph In Space!....Now calm down.

So far unreleased in the U.S., (almost with good reason). It's for die-hard Dolph fans (like myself) only.

"Retrograde" is about John Foster (Lundgren) who has to stop a bunch of bad guys who are trying to take over a boat in the future. Yes, that sounds like a poor plot and it is, but deep down it looks like they were trying. The budget is low and the special effects are cheap, but Dolph and Gary put in decent performances.

The movie's worst sin was to not pit Dolph and Gary Daniels' characters to a fight to the death. That would've been awesome.

To tell you the truth, if you liked "Direct Action" you won't like "Retrograde", unless you are a Dolph completist.

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