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The Day Time Ended (1979)

PG | | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1980 (UK)
Aliens visit the solar-powered house of a middle-class family, and the house is suddenly sucked into a time warp that transports it back to prehistoric times.

Director:

John 'Bud' Cardos

Writers:

Wayne Schmidt (screenplay), J. Larry Carroll (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jim Davis ... Grant
Christopher Mitchum ... Richard (as Chris Mitchum)
Dorothy Malone ... Ana
Marcy Lafferty ... Beth
Natasha Ryan ... Jenny
Scott C. Kolden Scott C. Kolden ... Steve (as Scott Kolden)
Roberto Contreras ... Gas station attendant (as Roberto Contréras)
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Aliens visit the solar-powered house of a middle-class family, and the house is suddenly sucked into a time warp that takes it back to prehistoric times. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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THEIR LIVES BECAME A LIVING HELL See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Earth's Final Fury See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Riffed in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Day Time Ended (2018) on Netflix. This was part of season 2, also known as "The Gauntlet," which debuted on Thanksgiving day, Thursday November 22, 2018. See more »

Goofs

When the "Vacuum Cleaner of Doom" flies through the living room window, the curtains are partially open. Later, when Steve goes downstairs to get Jenny's doll, the curtains are closed (no one in the family could have closed them, since they've all been hiding in the upstairs bedroom). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grant Williams: [narrating] Hello? Hello? Can you hear me? Can anyone hear me? I don't know where I am. I don't know where I am in time. I don't know what century I'm in. There's a message that must get through if anyone can hear me. When I was out among you, I always believed, as you do, that time exists in a sequential pattern - one day following another; one year after another; each century following the previous one... but it's not like that at all. I can tell you that now, because I know, ...
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Alternate Versions

A version shown on the UK television channel Movies4Men2 is missing nearly all of the Dinosaur/Alien Monster fight sequence! The First monster appears as it should, it then cuts to the father and son running into the stables, when it cuts back to the monster it is dead with another different monster stood over it which has appeared from nowhere. From this point the film continues as normal. See more »

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The Day Time Ended: B-movie schtick
10 May 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

The Day Time Ended is a late 70's sci-fi b-movie that tells the story of a family who find themselves dealing withseveral close encounters and who are (Complete with their house) ripped through space and time repeatedly.

Consisting of the usual quality cgi and some stop motion creatures the idea behind the movie is sound but the execution is pretty disastrous.

The plot is a mess and is more than slightly difficult to follow, for this reason caring about characters felt like a chore and the whole movie missed its mark badly.

I see what they were going for I truly do, but somewhere along the way somebody suffered with writers block and out popped this half baked effort.

The Good:

A couple of interesting ideas

The Bad:

Plot makes very little sense

Nothing flows

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Aliens can vaporize metal in a second but take several minutes to get through a wooden door


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