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Time Travelers (1976)

During an outbreak of a contagious disease in 1976, two scientists are sent back in time to 1871, when a Chicago doctor apparently had the cure for it.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Groom ...
Dr. Clint Earnshaw
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Jeff Adams
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Dr. Helen Sanders
Booth Colman ...
Dr. Amos Cummings
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Dr. Joshua Henderson (1871)
Trish Stewart ...
Jane Henderson (1871)
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Dr. Stafford
Patrick Culliton ...
Jim Younger (1871)
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Sharkey (1871)
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Pegleg (1871)
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Hansom Cabby (1871)
Ed Ness ...
Joe - Hospital Attendant (1871)
Kathleen Bracken ...
Katherine - Irish girl (1871)
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Police Sergeant
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Betty (as Victoria Meyerink)
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In 1976, there's an outbreak of a disease that no one has seen before. All what they know is that resembles a disease that existed at around 1871 in Chicago, and that a Dr. Henderson was able to save most of his patients but the Chicago Fire destroyed his records. Dr. Earnshaw the doctor looking for a cure was approached by a man, Jeffrey Adams, who believes that he could help him. It seems that a Dr. Amos Cummings has perfected the art of time travel, and the plan is for Earnshaw and Adams to go back to 1871 and learn how Henderson cured his patients. But a glitch in the machine's computers sends them the day before the fire not four days as intended. And when they meet Henderson, he says he doesn't know how his patients survive. So they go throw his papers and analyze what he uses to treat them to find out. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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A dramatic race back through time to fight the Great Chicago Fire, and to find the cure that will save mankind.


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19 March 1976 (USA)  »

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The time travel computers and control panels at the mansion were previously used in The Time Tunnel (1966), another Irwin Allen time-travel series. See more »

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Patrick Culliton's character is referred to as "Clarence Younger" throughout the movie, but credited as "Jim Younger" See more »

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Edited from In Old Chicago (1938) See more »

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What a Wonderful Movie!
30 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

I was really captivated by this wonderful pilot.

I am an enormous fan of the time travel genre, and intelligent sci-fi genre (not the cyber cowboy-cum-Star Wars-action-shoot-em-up kind of sci-fi)...and an avid fan of history and historical chronicles on film.

I should probably give credit where it is due, and that would be to ROD SERLING whose story was the solid germ which inspired this pilot/movie. We can't ever go wrong with SERLING, his was a great and yet in his time, woefully under-appreciated talent. Had the rest of the stories of this potential series been principally from his mind, I would venture to say it would have been a big hit.

I am so disappointed that it never went off the ground and I am perplexed at this fact after seeing this today. Another reviewer said that it would become dull eventually. I disagree vehemently. Was Quantum Leap dull? It was not and never jumped the shark! I am writing this just because the industry really needs to revisit this genre in a big way. We are bombarded all the time with time travel movies these days...and there must be a writer out there with deep knowledge of this genre and its foibles-to-avoid enough to make for intelligent television! We need MORE INTELLIGENT SCI-FI around. Not what the present SYFY garbage channel churns out in the past few years. SCI-FI is being DUMBED DOWN instead of lifting us up like the greatest OUTER LIMITS, TWILIGHT ZONE, OUT OF THE UNKNOWN, JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN, SCIENCE FICTION THEATER, TALES OF TOMORROW, ONE STEP BEYOND and a few others.

We need more INTELLIGENT TV, period! I recommend this movie for all ages.


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