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Across the Sea of Time (1995)

A young Russian boy, Thomas Minton, travels to New York as a passenger on a Russian freighter. Close to Ellis Island he gets off and thus starts his journey to America the same way as all ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Peter Reznick ... Tomas Minton (as Peter Reznik)
John McDonough John McDonough ... Freighter Chief
Avi Hoffman ... Seaman--On the Bow
Victor Steinbach Victor Steinbach ... Seaman--Pilot
Peter Boyden Peter Boyden ... ConEd Worker
Philip Levy Philip Levy ... Hot Dog Vendor
Nick Muglia Nick Muglia ... Policeman
Abby Lewis Abby Lewis ... Julia Minton
Matt Malloy ... Wall Street Businessman
Luigi Petrozza ... Pizza Pie Man
Bernard Ferstenberg Bernard Ferstenberg ... Pickle Vendor
Robert Buckley Robert Buckley ... Socialite
Donald Trump ... Donald Trump
Patrick Flynn Patrick Flynn ... Bartender
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Gerard ... Russian Seaman


A young Russian boy, Thomas Minton, travels to New York as a passenger on a Russian freighter. Close to Ellis Island he gets off and thus starts his journey to America the same way as all immigrants in former times. Thomas is searching for the family of one of his ancestors, who had emigrated decades ago, but once sent a letter home together with a sample of his new profession: 3D-Photography. The boy follows his relative's traces by counter-checking the old 3D-Photographs of New York (using an antique viewer) with the same places and how they look today. This way, the audience gets to see the Big Apple in former times as well as today. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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New York as you've never seen it.


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English | Russian

Release Date:

20 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Across the Sea of Time: New York 3D See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


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Sony New Technologies See more »
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Sound Mix:

IMAX 6-Track



Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Julia Minton: Welcome to America, Tomas. Welcome to New York.
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Across the Sea of Time - what a surprise
5 January 2006 | by bandcamperSee all my reviews

I went along to this one in the now defunct Adelaide cinema just to try out the IMAX experience and was blown away by the brilliance of this piece. Not only was it my first visit to this particular theater, but also my first experience at 3-D IMAX. What a breathtaking introduction.

The New York images were stunning, and beautifully presented around the story of the Russian boy's adventure. In particular, the historical shots of daring construction workers, dangling hundreds of feet in the air to put together New York's skyscrapers were gut wrenching. It's historical value, presenting the beginnings of one of the most exciting cities in the world, is immeasurable.

A genuine, chance-viewing - I'm grateful for my good fortune at discovering it. I only wish I could get a copy for my collection.

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