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The Time Machine (1978)

A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.

Director:

Henning Schellerup

Writers:

Wallace C. Bennett, H.G. Wells (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Beck ... Neil Perry
Priscilla Barnes ... Weena
Andrew Duggan ... Bean Worthington
Rosemary DeCamp ... Agnes
Jack Kruschen ... John Bedford
Whit Bissell ... Ralph Branly
John Hansen ... Ariel
R.G. Armstrong ... Gen. Harris
John Doucette ... Sheriff Finley
Parley Baer ... Henry Haverson
John Zaremba
Peggy Stewart ... (as Peg Stewart)
Bill Zuckert
Hyde Clayton Hyde Clayton
Craig Clyde
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A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Time Machine See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the sound effects used in the time-travel sequences are the same as those used in the TV series The Time Tunnel (1966) and the feature film The Time Machine (1960). See more »

Goofs

In the introduction, the narrator says that Andrew Duggan is playing Worthington. However, his character's name is given as Washington on screen. See more »

Connections

Version of The Time Machine (1949) See more »

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Only Saw First Half, Not Bad
18 June 2007 | by domnoginSee all my reviews

A power outage kept me from seeing more than half of this on ABC (American Broadcasting Network). I remember the hero being burned, presumably as a witch though that punishment was reserved for heretics. Sure, it didn't stick to the original novel, which I have read in two different forms; so what. I kept hoping it would be shown again. Maybe someone has uploaded the video.

I made the mistake of asking ABC for help in finding their eight-episode series PROBE (1988) starring Parker Stevenson (previously of THE HARDY BOYS) and Ashley Crow (currently of HEROES). They disavowed any knowledge of its existence; the show was a victim of a writers' strike. I never bothered to ask about this movie.


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