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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 14th century France before they can escape back to the 21st Century.

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Richard Donner

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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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Storyline

A group of archaeologists and combat experts led by Paul Walker and Frances O'Connor use a "3-D fax machine" (so much for technobabble!) to time-travel back to France in 1357, in hopes of retrieving Walker's father 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 travelers find their body count rising, and the deadline for their return home is rapidly approaching. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They had to travel into the past to save the future See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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:

Harrington, Québec, Canada 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Hundred Year War was a conflict solely between the French and the British while the Germans were not involved. The British carried shields with the German Crest Eagle in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When the group is first handed their markers, Kramer tells them, "You can use any one of them to call for your return at any time. Frank will explain the intricacies of how they work once you arrive. Most importantly, one marker will bring all of you back. Do not lose them." However, when Barreto is shot with the arrows, he presses his marker to return to the present time, but no one else is transported with him. See more »

Quotes

Kate Ericson: [the marker is not working, Kate is panicking] Why isn't it working? It's not working.
Gordon: I don't know because if it were working, we'd be FUCKING HOME RIGHT NOW!
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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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