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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lyle Swann
... Claire Cygne
... Porter Reese
... Claude Dorsett
... Carl Dorsett
... Padre
... Sheriff Ben Potter
... Daniels
... Dr. Sam
Jonathan Bahnks ... Jesse
... Terry
Susan Dear ... 2nd Technician
... Earl
... Jack Peoples
... 3rd Technician
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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...


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12 August 1983 (West Germany)  »

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Timerider  »

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The first scene of Swann in the Old West shows him riding as a brilliant sun oranges up the sky. Symbolically this welcomes the audience back to 1877(19th century) just like the orange or yellowish tint found in Old West and Victorian photos, daguerreotypes and still portraiture. See more »

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When Lyle tries to resuscitate the old man who died of fright at the campfire, the old man dead on his back moves twice on his own: his right arm moves, and his right eyes blinks. Both are seen from his right side at ground level. See more »

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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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Great action/Sci Fi flic!
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Fred Ward deserves more attention as an actor...he did a great and believable job in this movie! (I especially like that part where he's asked where he got that map...he say's "got it at an EXXON Station") Peter Coyote was awesome!. What a bad BAD guy he was! and Belinda....WOHOO!....now that's a hot woman!, she can Rape me at gun-point anytime she wants! (ehh...don't tell my wife I said that!)


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