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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.



(short story "Air Raid"), (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bill Smith
... Louise Baltimore
... Arnold Mayer
... Sherman
... Walters
Brent Carver ... Coventry
David McIlwraith ... Tom Stanley
... Roger Keane
... Dr. Brindle
... Vern Rockwell
... Ron Kennedy
... Janz
Raymond O'Neill ... Harold Davis
Philip Akin ... Briley
... Leacock


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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Beyond the boundaries of time... they are waiting for you! See more »


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Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Millenium  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


To create the time-travel effects of the Gate, cinematographer Rene Ohashi produced the ghostly shimmering lights by spinning metal wheels covered in Mylar. See more »


Before traveling back in time to 1963, Louise watches a film montage to familiarize herself with American culture of that year. However the film includes a brief shot of an American astronaut performing a space-walk, which first happened in 1965. See more »


Bill Smith: The first rule is: Never sleep with anyone who's crazier than you are. I don't know if you're crazier, but you're right up there on the top 10 of my weird list, lady.
Louise Baltimore: If you knew me better, I'd be number one.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Where have I seen that girl before?
1 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Somewhere in the distant future where if we think we're breathing polluted air you should see what Earth is dealing with in 3089. Some fairly healthy specimens relatively like Cheryl Ladd are treated like pampered pets because they have to do some time traveling.

This trip takes her to 1989 when Millennium came to the theaters. To keep the species going these travelers are taking trips to reported plane crashes where they remove the passengers before the crash and replace them with already dead ones from their future. When the dead ones were around they were sterile anyway, Cheryl happens to be sterile also.

There carefully prepared project goes totally awry with a trip back to a 1963 crash that is impacting on the future. A trip to 1989 where Kris Kristofferson is the National Transportation Safety Board investigator screws things up even further as Kristofferson is certain he's seen Ladd before.

The third principal player in the cast is Daniel J. Travanti a famous physicist who has an interest in time travel and has got the scent of something not right with these crashes. What Travanti does is totally mess with the future of planet Earth as Ladd knows it.

Although some have trashed Millennium I've found it to be a thought provoking movie about time traveling and about our lax attitude toward the environment which gives Ladd the future she lives in. There's also a nice performance by Robert Joy as Ladd's android in the future who's more human than Commander Data of Star Trek The Next Generation. He's got quite the wit. But in the end he's a disposable machine.

Check this one out.

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