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Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)

Biggles (original title)
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.

Director:

John Hough

Writers:

W.E. Johns (characters) (as Capt. W.E. Johns), John Groves (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Dickson ... James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth
Alex Hyde-White ... Jim Ferguson
Fiona Hutchison Fiona Hutchison ... Debbie Stephens
Peter Cushing ... Air Commodore Colonel William Raymond
Marcus Gilbert ... Eric Von Stalhein
William Hootkins ... Chuck Dinsmore
Alan Polonsky Alan Polonsky ... Bill Kizitski
Francesca Gonshaw Francesca Gonshaw ... Marie
Michael Siberry ... Algy
James Saxon James Saxon ... Bertie
Daniel Flynn ... Ginger
Roy Boyd Roy Boyd ... German N.C.O
Samantha Bradshaw Samantha Bradshaw ... Hotel Girl
Andrea Browne Andrea Browne ... Lady Buyer
David Butler David Butler ... British Officer
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Storyline

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>

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Fast food executive Jim Ferguson stepped out of his 47th floor office to go to the bathroom... and ended up in the middle of World War I. History will be grateful forever. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

29 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Biggles: Adventures in Time See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$112,132
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Compact Yellowbill,Tambarle See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where the helicopter lands and then takes off again from a flat wagon on a train traveling at over 40mph had never been attempt before this film and had to be repeated 15 times over two days before the directors were satisfied that it looked just right. See more »

Goofs

At many points during the film the heroes use machine guns, it looks as though every one is a Sten gun type, which weren't in use until the late 1930's. See more »

Quotes

[Biggles and the others have reached the area used for testing the weapon]
Jim Ferguson: [looking around] Looks like this place was nuked!
Biggles: [Looks at Ferguson] Nuked? What's that?
Jim Ferguson: American slang word. It means... to overeact.
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Crazy Credits

In the end of the credits it says: Filmed on location in New York - London - and the Western Front 1917. See more »

Connections

Featured in Edición Especial Coleccionista: Especial sonido (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

KNOCKING AT YOUR BACK DOOR
Performed by Deep Purple
Music and Lyrics by Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan
Published by Blackmore Music/Rugged Music
administrated by Thames Talent Publishing/
Pussy Music administarted by Chappel Music
Courtesy of Polydor Records Inc.(New York)
from the album "Perfect Strangers"
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Entertaining movie suitable for boys of all ages.
13 April 2003 | by opsbooksSee all my reviews

'Biggles', taken as an SF-Adventure movie, is great fun. It bears little resemblance to the 'Biggles' books of W E Johns, though. Excellent performances, costuming and production values and sure to entertain boys from 8 to 80!


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