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Retroactive (1997)

A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

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Louis Morneau
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jim Belushi ... Frank (as James Belushi)
Kylie Travis ... Karen
Shannon Whirry ... Rayanne
Frank Whaley ... Brian
Jesse Borrego ... Jesse
M. Emmet Walsh ... Sam
Sherman Howard ... Trooper
Guy Boyd ... Bud
Kristina Coggins Kristina Coggins ... Martha
Robbie Thibaut Jr. Robbie Thibaut Jr. ... Paul
Roger Clinton ... Truck Driver
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Storyline

Karen has to take a ride in Frank's car. He's travelling with his wife, on his way to sell computer chips, which he obtained illegally. He suspects his wife is being unfaithful and tragic things happen, following a discussion. Karen escapes, reaching a lab where a scientist has discovered how to go back in time, and she returns by accident some minutes before the violent events. Then she tries to make things better, but things tend to become worse, as time cycles keep being repeated. Written by <luis.canau@mail.EUnet.pt>

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On a lonely Texas road, time, space and murder are about to collide.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Retroactive See more »

Filming Locations:

Palmdale, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The time loop is activated four times meaning that there are four iterations of the original timeline. See more »

Goofs

Frank racks his slide-action shotgun repeatedly without having fired it. Every one after the first he would be ejecting live rounds. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Women. Can't live with them, can't blow their heads off.
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Connections

Features RoboCop (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

TEXAS CUT
(and "I'M PURE PRIME")
Performed by Chris Anderson
Written by Marcus Barone and Kristin Pickett
Courtesy of Marcus Barone Music
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An attention grabbing and fulfilling action film.
16 December 1999 | by jprice-3See all my reviews

A very credible cast makes Retroactive soar above the typical, predictable, and unbelievable action films that have flooded theaters in the 1990s. Although the film does involve time travel, it is well done from start to finish. Belushi nearly steals the show, but Travis is just as good as the Chicago Police Officer rebuilding her life. The nonstop action and pace of the film make it a must see.


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