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Between Time and Timbuktu (1972)

A poet-astronaut is shot through an area of space called the Chronosynclastic Infundibulum. He is duplicated into infinite copies of himself, each of whom finds himself in a bizarre ... See full summary »

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Fred Barzyk
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Cast overview, first billed only:
'Cousin Brucie' Morrow 'Cousin Brucie' Morrow ... Contest Announcer (as Bruce Morrow)
Dortha Duckworth Dortha Duckworth ... Mrs. Stevenson
William Hickey ... Stony Stevenson
Ray Goulding ... Walter Gesundheit
Bob Elliott ... Bud Williams, Jr.
Franklin Cover ... Col. Donald 'Tex' Pirandello
Russell Morash Russell Morash ... Sandy Abernathy
John Devlin John Devlin ... Dr. Bobby Denton
Jay Garner Jay Garner ... President Rosewater
Kevin McCarthy ... Bokonon
Edie Lynch Edie Lynch ... Island Girl
Jerry Gershman Jerry Gershman ... Sergeant
James Sloyan ... Dr. Paul Proteus
George Serries George Serries ... Prosecutor
Ashley Wescott Ashley Wescott ... Deaf Juror
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A poet-astronaut is shot through an area of space called the Chronosynclastic Infundibulum. He is duplicated into infinite copies of himself, each of whom finds himself in a bizarre situations on a different world. (These scenarios are all derived from the novels and short stories of 'Kurt Vonnegut Jr.', including Cat's Cradle, Welcome to the Monkey House, 'Harrison Bergeron', and 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June'. Written by Shawn Wilson

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Between Time and Timbuktu: A Space Fantasy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The following comment about the summary provided by Shawn Wilson has been made by an "anonymous" user: "It did not create infinite copies of him. What it did is bounce him all around the earth in time and space (different places) but there was only one of him. (suggest the contributor actually watch it) " [By: Anonymous].

((Am unable to tell if this comment is correct, or of any value; but it had to be removed from its original location and so the Trivia section will have to serve as "storage" for the time being until someone else decides what to do with it.)) See more »

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Not Disappointed!
24 November 2006 | by bboswell3See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of Kurt Vonnegut's novels. And, like Mr. Vonnegut, I am also a huge fan of Bob and Ray. This teleplay has been on my wish list for decades, but it is incredibly elusive. I finally found a copy of it on DVD online. It Does Exist!

In short, all of the elements of a great Vonnegut novel are there. It has some great ideas and incredible insights.

There are some elaborate visual effects which must have been state-of-the-art in 1972, but seem to be a bit dated. The effects seem to be a bit overdone by today's standards, but serve the important purpose of showing the viewer where Stony becomes "unstuck in time" to use a Slaughterhouse-5 expression.

Above all it was great to see Bob and Ray doing what they do best: Witty, yet understated humor.

My biggest fear was of being disappointed in the production. I was afraid that I had built my hopes up too much. But in the end, I must quote the film itself:

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.


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