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Slipstream (1989)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2 June 1989 (Ireland)
In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by natural disasters, and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, ... See full summary »

Director:

Steven Lisberger (as Steven M. Lisberger)

Writer:

Tony Kayden (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Peck ... Byron
Mark Hamill ... Tasker
Kitty Aldridge ... Belitski
Bill Paxton ... Matt Owens
Susan Leong Susan Leong ... Abigail
Alkis Kritikos Alkis Kritikos ... Cook 'Petrois'
Tony Alleff Tony Alleff ... Bartender
Ricco Ross ... 1st Man at Table
George Camiller ... 2nd Man at Table
Diana Defries Diana Defries ... Woman Construction Worker
Gay Baynes Gay Baynes ... Rosie
Robbie Coltrane ... Montclaire
Paul Reynolds ... Travis
Eris Akman Eris Akman ... Blind Boy's Father
Eleanor David ... Ariel
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Storyline

In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by natural disasters, and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, planning to get the bounty himself. These in turn try to hunt the two men down. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From the depths of the earth. To the edge of existence... The hunt is on! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1989 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fúria do Vento See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Entertainment Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color | Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Byron's line "I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth - put out my hand and touched the Face of God," is taken from the poem High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr., a British-American aviator who died in a mid-air collision during WWII. On his grave is inscribed the first and last lines from his poem. This line is a direct allusion to that poem and befitting the film's predominant theme of aviation. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Will Tasker: It's over! It's finished! End of chase!
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Soundtracks

Estrela Brilhante
Performed by Nana Vasconcelos
Written by Nana Vasconcelos (uncredited)
Courtesy of Antilles New Directions
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Great little film.
31 August 2011 | by wb010b4494See all my reviews

Compared with todays frenetic, kinetic, fast cutting, CGI laden crap this actually holds up fairly well.

I liked the actors, I liked the characters (each with a clear motivation) and I liked the settings. It was well shot, well edited and well written. And you know what, the story held my interest. Not like a lot of what I see today (story often gets lost over a 'great shot' or pointless effect).

Yes, the special fx are very 80's with some matte lines but I am very forgiving about that, this film is over 20 years old after all. Like the original Star Wars Trilogy (before George tinkered with it again, and again, and again), this film is best enjoyed with all it's flaws.

A simple film, well told story and great characters. A really good family film.


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