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Time at the Top (1999)

14-year old Susan Shawson travels back in time in her building's elevator. As altered by a retired physicist living in her building, it transports her from Philadelphia of 1998 back to the ... See full summary »

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(as Jimmy Kaufman)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Shawson
... Susan Shawson
... Victoria Walker
... Robert Walker
Lynne Adams ... Nora Walker / Nina Shawson
... Edward Ormondroyd
... Mr. Reynolds
... Detective Gagin (as Charles Powell)
... Cyrus Sweeney (as Jean Leclerc)
... Austin
Jacklin Webb ... Mrs. Clutchett
Michel Perron ... Bodoni
... Mrs. McLernon
Amy King ... Alana
Lincoln Ward ... Captain
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14-year old Susan Shawson travels back in time in her building's elevator. As altered by a retired physicist living in her building, it transports her from Philadelphia of 1998 back to the same place in 1881. There she meets Victoria Walker, a girl her own age in need of assistance with her own family problems. Gradually discovering the power of her time machine, Susan, Victoria, and her young brother Robert travel back and forth in time and succeed in changing both the past and the future. Written by Alain Silver <alainsil@aol.com>

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17 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Der magische Fahrstuhl  »

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CAD 4,800,000 (estimated)
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The end scene as the credits roll is supposedly a couple of years on from the main story, however Robert doesn't look a day older, in reality he would have grown considerably. See more »

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With A Little Luck
Written and Performed by Ilona Pal
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Borrows slightly from a wonderful novel
20 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Anyone who loved the two classic novels by Edward Ormondroyd will be disappointed in this film. All the magic and romance have been modernized out of his original story of a girl who does a good deed for a mysterious old lady, and given "three" in return. Three what? Not three wishes, but three rides into the 1800's on a rickety elevator...

The first novel is Time at the Top. The second is All in Good Time.


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