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Late for Dinner (1991)

Two young men evading the police for a crime they didn't commit are cryogenically frozen in the early 1960s. The next thing they know is that they are in a strange new world (thirty years on).

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W.D. Richter

Writer:

Mark Andrus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Berg ... Frank Lovegren
Brian Wimmer ... Willie Husband
Marcia Gay Harden ... Joy Husband
Cassy Friel Cassy Friel ... Little Jessica Husband
Peter Gallagher ... Bob Freeman
Ross Malinger ... Little Donald Freeman
Luce Rains ... Duane Gardener (as Steven Schwartz-Hartley)
John Prosky ... Officer Tom Bostich
Bo Brundin ... Dr. Dan Chilblains
Donald Hotton ... Dr. Chris Underwood
Kyle Secor ... Leland Shakes
Billy Vera Billy Vera ... Male Radio D.J. (voice)
Jeremy Roberts ... Truck Driver
Silent Bit Sam Silent Bit Sam ... Waving Man
Janeane Garofalo ... Counter Girl
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Storyline

Two young men, one in need of medical attention, are cryogenically frozen in the early 1960s. The two are preoccupied with the fact that the police are pursuing them to realise what they are doing. The next thing they know is that they are in a strange new world (thirty years on). Written by Rob Hartill

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Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arhiste to deipno horis emas See more »

Filming Locations:

Chimayo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,906,823
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film takes place in 1962 and 1991. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank Lovegren: [narration] It was 1962. Willie and me had been traveling through the night, running from a crime we never committed. Willie was still driving pretty good, considering he had a bullet in his body and all.
Frank Lovegren: [to a dozing Willie] Sure is strange to be driving on this side of the road...
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Janeane Garofalo's last name is misspelled as "Garofolo." See more »


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Burning Love
Written by Dennis Linde
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Nice Story And A Real 'Sleeper' Of A Film
13 April 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was kind of a 'sleeper' in that I have never heard much about this film - it's not well-known, but it's very good: almost like an old-fashioned classic era story in that is guaranteed to bring a tear or two to your eyes at the end. I say "almost" because, unlike classic films, there is some profanity in here and a few unnecessary political cheap shots typical of Hollywood.

Otherwise, it's a nice drama (not a "comedy" as it's often labeled) featuring two men (brothers-in-law), one older one looking after his younger, mentally-slow relative. Brian Wimmer plays "Willie," the caring older in-law and Peter Berg is the younger "Frank." There is some action in the beginning, the film then turns a bit sci-fi as the brothers are accidentally frozen in time, and then the last third is a romance. Along the way, there is comedy from time to time.

In other words, you get a little bit of everything in here, but in the end it is a drama that entertains throughout the hour-and-a-half. I'm still waiting for this to be issued on DVD.


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