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Retrograde (2004)

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Two time travelers with opposing views are sent back to the present aboard a research ship in the Antarctic to prevent a global biological disaster from occuring.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Foster
Silvia De Santis ... Renee Diaz (as Silvia de Santis)
... Dalton
... Markus
... Andrew Schrader (as Joe Sagal)
... Robert Davies
... Jefferson
... Mackenzie
Marco Lorenzini ... Bruce
... Greg
Adrian Sellars ... Keith
... Vacerri
... Ichek
Dean Gregory ... Central Command Leader
... Charley
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In the not too distant future, a team of genetically unique men and women, lead by John Foster, make a daring, first attempt trip back in time in order to prevent the discovery of meteors containing a deadly, off-world bacteria... a bacteria that brings humanity to the brink of extinction. Unbeknowst to John, a mutinous officer named Dalton has personal greed driven plans of his own for a new life in the past. Set aboard a ship trapped in the Antarctic, fate and chance forever alter the lives of a group of scientists and polar researchers who encounter John and Dalton. The opposing time travelers soon discover that their return to the present day, sets into motion the terrible things to come. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The film takes place in 2004 and 2204. See more »

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The x-rays keep changing position when Jefferson and Renee are looking at the them. By the end of the scene the middle x-ray is upside down and backwards from the way it was in the beginning. See more »

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Not Bad For A Dolph Movie
2 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Although "Retrograde" may be a tough find and I'm not sure of its shelf life, the film, on the whole, was not a bad piece of sci-fi entertainment for avid Dolph Lundgren and Gary Daniels fans. First and this is unfortunate, the film clearly didn't have the budget to really make it sparkle. However, for a Dolph movie, it's ambitious and different from the usual cop / secret service characters he's

played in the past. Also, Dolph looks pretty damn good for a guy in his mid- forties! The same holds true for Gary Daniels, who shines nicely in a fourth billing role, but who stays clear from his usual kick-boxing action.

From the start, Retrograde opens with some uneven and disjointed editing. In fact, this problematic issue presents itself later in the third act. There seems to be a scene missing between our lead villain, played with controlled intensity by Joe Montana and the film's spunky lead girl, Silvia De Santis. Also, the ending, feels like its missing something. Again, this may be due to money, time

constraints and or bad choices. In catching Kulikowski's first effort, the ultra low budget sci-fi drama, "Aurora", I doubt it had anything to do with him. His credits in post production are strong, but one never knows.

For a film of this type and budget, the effects weren't bad and the setting

interesting; an ice cutter and crew trapped in the Antarctic, battling a deadly off- world bacteria and a group of commandos sent from the future to kill them.

Other positives include the music score and action, once it gets going and the story, which holds up well, despite the occasional weak choice in editing and cinematography. There's also some very good performances by Gary Daniels,

Silvia De Santis, Joe Montana and the ice cutter's doctor, David Jean Thomas.

On a scale of one to ten, I give Retrograde a 7 1/2.


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