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Idaho Transfer (1973)

PG | | Sci-Fi | 15 June 1973 (USA)
During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Fonda

Writers:

Thomas Matthiesen (story), Thomas Matthiesen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Bohanon Kelly Bohanon ... Karen Braden (as Kelley Bohanon)
Kevin Hearst ... Ronald
Caroline Hildebrand Caroline Hildebrand ... Isa Braden
Keith Carradine ... Arthur
Dale Hopkins Dale Hopkins ... Leslie
Fred Seagraves Fred Seagraves ... Dr. Lewis
Ted D'Arms Ted D'Arms ... George Braden
Joe Newman Joe Newman ... Cleve
Susan Kelly Susan Kelly ... Nurse Nora
Meredith Hull Meredith Hull ... Jennifer
Roy B. Ayers Roy B. Ayers ... Elgin (as Roy Ayers)
Judy Motulsky Judy Motulsky ... Judy (as Judy Motolsky)
Kim Casper Kim Casper ... Anne
Debbie Scott Debbie Scott ... Joanna
Devin Burke Devin Burke ... Michael
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Storyline

During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some type of disaster has de-populated the Idaho region and, by implication, the nation or perhaps the world. Facing an unknown, barren future of abandoned towns and deserted vehicles; void of radio signals or any signs of air or land traffic, they encounter an abandoned freight train filled with bagged bodies. Their further discoveries of humanity's future fate is somewhat less than rosy. They also learn their time travel was not without significant costs to their own health. After one of the group travels further into the future, she encounters a family in a futuristic automobile; implying humankind has recovered from the disaster (or have they?) Written by ozman

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The future is a great place to visit..... See more »

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Sci-Fi

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Trivia

The film was released theatrically in 1973 for only a limited time, as the distributor - Cinemation - went bankrupt during the first week the film was released. Only in 1988 did the film resurface on video, through MPI Home Video. Only this version has Peter Fonda's opening remarks about the environment. Subsequent DVD releases do not include this. See more »

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After their first transfer, Isa and Karen go out into the lava fields for research. In the first few shots, Isa's shirt is green, but later it is yellow. Although, this may have been intentional to imply subsequent transfers and the passage of time. See more »

Quotes

Ronald: I don't think you have to leave anything behind. Just have a beautiful time like all the other junk litter in the universe, then say goodbye. I don't know what else to tell you. Perpetuation and all the crap that goes with it is a big hoax anyway.
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Esto Perpetua See more »

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Video has a 1988 introduction by Peter Fonda speaking about environmental awareness. See more »

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Referenced in My Own Private Idaho (1991) See more »

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Lackluster and Lethargic
12 January 2014 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Isa Braden" (Caroline Hildebrand) and her sister "Karen Braden" (Kelly Bohanon) are members of a small group of scientists who have recently invented a machine which allows people to go forward in time. Unfortunately, upon doing this they discover that humanity is facing a calamity of epic proportions in the near future. As a result they make plans to leap-frog this event by about 60 years in the hopes of survival. Now, rather than going over some of the details and risk spoiling the film for those who haven't seen it, I will just say that this picture seemed like one of those low-budget movies one might expect to see at the local drive-in back in the 70's. Not terribly bad--but in this specific case--not that good either. Although the acting was barely adequate this was probably due in large part to a weak script rather than through any fault of any particular actor. Likewise, there isn't much action to make up for the weak script which caused the film to seem lackluster and lethargic. But what made matters even worse was that sometimes the audience wasn't given adequate information to make sense of it all. The ending is a prime example. In any case, I rate the movie as slightly below average.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пересадка в Айдахо See more »

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1.85 : 1
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