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Millennium (1989)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 25 August 1989 (USA)
An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

John Varley (short story "Air Raid"), John Varley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Bill Smith
Cheryl Ladd ... Louise Baltimore
Daniel J. Travanti ... Arnold Mayer
Robert Joy ... Sherman
Lloyd Bochner ... Walters
Brent Carver Brent Carver ... Coventry
David McIlwraith David McIlwraith ... Tom Stanley
Maury Chaykin ... Roger Keane
Al Waxman ... Dr. Brindle
Lawrence Dane ... Vern Rockwell
Thomas Hauff ... Ron Kennedy
Peter Dvorsky ... Janz
Raymond O'Neill Raymond O'Neill ... Harold Davis
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Briley
David Calderisi ... Leacock
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Storyline

Bill Smith, chief investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), has been assigned to determine whether human error is the cause of an airline crash. He and his team of investigators are very confused by the words on the cockpit voice recorder by the crew relating to the crash. But at the same time, a theoretical physicist named Dr. Arnold Mayer has a real professional curiosity about the crash, which borders on science fiction. While giving a university lecture, he talks about time travel and the possibility of visitors from the future. Smith discovers the involvement of an organization of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate mankind from those about to perish in the past. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Millenium See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,614,692, 27 August 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,777,099
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to John Varley's original manuscript, Smith's role in history was critical to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and eventually became the director. He died in old age by falling off his houseboat and drowning. See more »

Goofs

As Louise enters the bar, her hair is flat. When she is shown inside, suddenly, her hair is permed. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Arnold Mayer: [Addressing a lecture hall audience, possibly at the United Nations] We've talked about quarks and anti-neutrinos. But, what about people? It's quite a step from demonstrating that sub-atomic particles can travel backward through time to saying that people can. What would be the result of people traveling in time? For one thing, paradoxes become possible. Say you build a time machine, go back and murder your father when he was ten years old. That means you were never born. And if you weren't, ...
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Referenced in The Kids in the Hall: Episode #1.20 (1990) See more »

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Maybe I'm a nut...but I liked this film.
8 April 2000 | by localman-2See all my reviews

It is campy, no doubt, and there are a couple of scenes that try to take themselves seriously and fall flat, but overall I thought it was a clever, original film with lots of sci-fi fan humor and a bunch of unexpected but meaningful plot twists.

If you like campy, idealistic sci-fi you might want to give it a shot.


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