Daring British WWI fighter pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other's eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI.
One minute the New Yorker advertising expert Jim Ferguson is at a business party -- the next he finds himself way back in 1917 in a plane fight during World War I. Mr. Raymond explains to him that he has a time-twin, to whom he's relocated in space and time whenever one of them is in trouble. So he has to help his twin, biplane pilot Biggles, in his attempt to destroy a German super weapon, that could win their war. Of course it's hard for Jim to explain his sudden disappearances to his fiance, Debbie.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
When Jim enters Tower Bridge he walks past the engine room, however, the engine room is actually 100 yards away in a separate location. See more »
As Biggles And Raymond Approach The Sound Weapon, The Speaker Is On The Left Side Of The Helicopter. As Biggles Turns Away The Speaker Is Now On The Right Side. But In The Very Next Scene With The Helicopter, The Speaker Is Again On The Left Side Of The Helicopter. See more »
[Debbie and Jim have traveled back in time to 1917]
Jim, this is all a big put on, isn't it? Like Fantasy Island, right?
Come on, Debbie, it's not *that* bad. It's only World War I.
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In the end of the credits it says: Filmed on location in New York - London - and the Western Front 1917. See more »
In answer to the insistently-asked question in the theme tune - yes, i do indeed want to be a hero, as evidenced in my bravery in admitting that this is, and long has been, a favourite film of mine.
This is a one of those films many people refer to as a "guilty pleasure", well - i feel no guilt or shame in declaring my love for this movie. It's simply brilliant fun. Great action adventure larks, with likable characters, a neat time-travel plot, a groovy '80s theme tune, and an appearance by genre legend Peter Cushing (in his final screen performance). Honestly, what more do you need? Oh, you need more, do you? OK, then: Francesca Gonshaw, the really cute barmaid from early seasons of 'Allo 'Allo, as a Belgian resistance fighter (i swear, if she's said "Listen very carefully, i shall say zis only once" in that accent, my mind - and indeed my pants - may have exploded). Also, for all of us watching Doctor Who in the mid to late '80s, roles for both James Saxon and Marcus Gilbert. How'd'ya like them apples?
Absolutely sublime nostalgic fun. To be watched with a few ales, alongside "The Living Daylights" or "Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear". Bliss!
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