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Timeline (2003)

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A group of archaeologists become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve a friend. The group must survive in fourteenth century France before they can escape back to the twenty-first century.

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), Jeff Maguire (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Chris Johnston
Frances O'Connor ... Kate Ericson
Gerard Butler ... Andre Marek
Billy Connolly ... Professor Johnston
David Thewlis ... Robert Doniger
Anna Friel ... Lady Claire
Neal McDonough ... Frank Gordon
Matt Craven ... Steven Kramer
Ethan Embry ... Josh Stern
Michael Sheen ... Lord Oliver
Lambert Wilson ... Lord Arnaut
Marton Csokas ... Sir William De Kere / William Decker
Rossif Sutherland ... François Dontelle
Steve Kahan ... Baker
David La Haye ... Arnaut's Deputy
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A group of archaeologists and combat experts led by Chris Johnston (Paul Walker) and Kate Ericson (Frances O'Connor) use a "3-D fax machine" to time-travel back to France in 1357, in hopes of retrieving Chris' father, Professor Edward Johnston (Sir Billy Connolly), and returning safely to the present. No such luck. Fending for themselves against marauding hordes of medieval French warriors at war with the invading British, these semi-intrepid travellers find their body count rising, and the deadline for their return home is rapidly approaching. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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In 6 hours they'll be history! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the DVD special extras, a young and inconspicuous John Cena can be seen before his big break as a pro wrestler. See more »

Goofs

Just after Doniger kills Kramer in the present, we switch back to the battle in France where Marek watches through a barred window as Claire is about to be hung. The whole grate is supposed to be set in a solid frame, but it moves. The "iron" bar on the right bends and wobbles. See more »

Quotes

Gordon: Trust me- we're in 1357 France.
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Connections

Referenced in Fear of Clowns (2004) See more »

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Just A Little Bad
Written and Performed by Vikkie Rae Jordan
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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Enjoyed the visuals and the possibilities exemplified in it.
15 December 2004 | by wiersboSee all my reviews

Going to show this movie in my high school world history class to exemplify the animosity between the Brits and the French, or should I say the Normans(Vikings) and the Franks? Michael Crichton's name sells. It is that simple. Since my earliest recollection as a pre-teen boy watching "Andromeda Strain" on a black and white TV on network television on a Saturday night, to seeing "Westworld" and then reading "Jurasic Park" wondering if it would ever become a movie, he has authored interesting stories. If you don't like the movie, you won't like the book. It is a reasonably faithful adaptation. Again, I find it worthwhile enough to spend two and a half class periods on it to demonstrate in an entertaining manner the rational expectation of what it may have been like back then in midieval France...


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Official Sites:

Paramount | UIP [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Timeline See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,440,629, 30 November 2003

Gross USA:

$19,481,943

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,935,763
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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