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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:

The world we know has been changed. Not by man, but by nature itself. 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:

Slipstream See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Entertainment Film See more »
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Technical Specs

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

The part of Will Tasker was a notably different role for Mark Hamill, who had previously portrayed Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film franchise, and was worried being typecast as the naive young hero in science fiction movies. See more »

Quotes

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

The Japanese VHS of the film has the complete 103 minute version of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.5 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Shape of Things
Performed by The Yardbirds
Courtesy of Charly Records International A.P.S.
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See it just for Bob Peck
27 January 2000 | by ajosephiSee all my reviews

I've liked this movie for years, and it is actually quite muddled and strange, it is difficult to understand, the performances are sometimes strained and overdone; and still it is charming. A lot of original ideas, some quiet, delicate, odd moments, and Bob Peck's performance make it really lovely in a certain way. Don't miss it if you enjoy movies that are outside the Hollywood box. It has a thing that is more than the sum of its' awkward parts.


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