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Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)

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A maverick motorbike racer wanders into a top-secret time-travel research test site which unintentionally teleports him to the mid-1800s and ends up having to fight violent outlaws for his survival.

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William Dear
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Ward ... Lyle Swann
Belinda Bauer ... Claire Cygne
Peter Coyote ... Porter Reese
Richard Masur ... Claude Dorsett
Tracey Walter ... Carl Dorsett
Ed Lauter ... Padre
L.Q. Jones ... Sheriff Ben Potter
Chris Mulkey ... Daniels
Macon McCalman ... Dr. Sam
Jonathan Bahnks Jonathan Bahnks ... Jesse
Laurie O'Brien ... Terry
Susan Dear Susan Dear ... 2nd Technician
Bruce Gordon ... Earl
Ben Zeller ... Jack Peoples
William Dear ... 3rd Technician
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Storyline

Lyle, a motorcycle champion is traveling the Mexican desert, when he find himself in the action radius of a time machine. So he find himself one century back in the past between rapists, thiefs and murderers.... Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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Lyle Swann is a champion off-road racer. But to the people of 1877, he's something very, very different...


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1983 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Timerider See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both Fred Ward and Peter Coyote appeared together the previous year, 1981, in a movie called "Southern Comfort". In that movie Ward's character was called "Reese", the same name of Coyote's character in "Timerider". See more »

Goofs

Modern rubber tread is visible on the sole of Reese's shredded boot as it falls over (uncut version only). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Company Spokesperson: Ladies and gentlemen of the press, it is my pleasure to welcome you on behalf of International Computel Corporation to Project Timerider. Project Timerider is the 16th in our series of experiments in time travel, and today will be our first experiment with a live animal.
[murmurs in the audience]
Company Spokesperson: A live female Rhesus monkey named Esther G.
[some chuckles heard in the audience]
Company Spokesperson: This experiment, once again under the direction of Dr. Samuel Stellar, hopes to send Esther G. back in time ...
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good film, even though both gene and roger disagreed with me
16 July 1999 | by len-26See all my reviews

The following comment includes a piece of the plot. If you plan to see the movie (and I recommend you do), do not read the rest of this.

Both Gene and Roger felt that the title character seemed stupid in that he didn't understand what had happened (i.e. that he went back in time) until the very end. I, on the other hand found it most believable. If you were lost in the desert, and you came across a _rural_ town, wouldn't it take quite a lot before you'd reach the conclusion "Oh, I must have gone back in time!"


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