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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).

Director:

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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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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Some people can be gone forever...and still make it back in time. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brian Wimmer (Willie Husband) and Colleen Flynn (Jessica Husband) also starred together in the tv series Flipper (1995). 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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Crazy Credits

Janeane Garofalo's last name is misspelled as "Garofolo." See more »


Soundtracks

Burning Love
Written by Dennis Linde
Performed by Elvis Presley
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An enjoyable Sunday matinee
11 July 1999 | by callmurfSee all my reviews

Sure, this isn't a film that rocked the movie theater, but it is a nice little picture; an enjoyable Sunday TV matinee. The premise is a little hokey, "time travelers frozen". But this is not Science Fiction here, it is only the vehicle for the story. The theme is Love: and what love it should aspire to be, something that prevails over time and the physical.

The performances, such as Peter Berg's lovable uncle, are endearing as they create this strong, believable family. In short, I cared about these people and I wanted to see them make this great love work.

To really enjoy this movie you need to suspend your disbelief a little. If you look beyond the premise and focus on the characters, you'll be pleasantly surprised.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Late for Dinner See more »

Filming Locations:

Chimayo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,607,545, 22 September 1991

Gross USA:

$8,906,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,906,823
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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