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Timestalkers (1987)

Scott McKenzie, a history professor, becomes involved with two time travelers from the year 2586 after making a discovery in an old photograph from 1886.

Director:

Michael Schultz

Writers:

Brian Clemens (teleplay), Ray Brown (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Devane ... Scott McKenzie
Lauren Hutton ... Georgia Crawford
John Ratzenberger ... General Joe Brodsky
Forrest Tucker ... Texas John Cody
Klaus Kinski ... Dr. Joseph Cole
Tracey Walter ... Sam
James Avery ... Blacksmith
R.D. Call ... Bart
John Considine ... Doctor Crawford / Matthew Crawford
Danny Pintauro ... Billy McKenzie
Gail Youngs ... Laurie McKenzie
Patrik Baldauff Patrik Baldauff ... Callan
Ritch Brinkley ... Barman
J. Michael Flynn ... Michael
A.J. Freeman A.J. Freeman ... Grover Cleveland
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Storyline

Scott, a history professor, becomes involved with two time travellers from the year 2586 after making a discovery in an old photograph. One of the time travellers is determined to change the course of history, the other to stop him. Scott's fascination with the Old West comes in handy when they all return to 1886. Written by Rob Hartill

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From the Wild West to the 26th century... a chase through the past to the future! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Time Stalkers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The final TV project of Forrest Tucker. See more »

Goofs

When looking up the song about the Star Handled Stranger, Dr McKenzie and his colleague comment that not many people could read back in those days (the late 19th century). In fact, literacy rates for white Americans were very high in the mid and late 19th century. At the time of the Civil War, somewhere around 90% of white men could read and write. Literacy rates on the frontier a generation later would have likely been somewhat lower but literacy for whites would have been the rule, not the exception. See more »

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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star-Handled Stranger
Music by Craig Safan
Lyrics by Brian Clemens
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Fantastic
15 June 2002 | by goldfinger2a-2See all my reviews

"Timestalkers" is without doubt the very best of all time travel films, it`s well acted, and directed, and it is not spoilt by OTT special effects.

Bill Devane is great in the lead role, and it`s nice to see Klaus Kinski in a more commercial type role.

The basic plot centres around an old trunk and it`s contents picked up at a car boot sale (garage sale in the US), a photo revels in the distance a man with a very modern gun, and so our journey starts, and it`s edge of the seat stuff all the way....

See it if you can. Score: 10/10


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