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Quantum of Vengeance (2012)

A young woman vows revenge against the person who murdered her father by traveling back in time.

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Ben Wydeven

Writers:

Max Blaska (screenplay), Max Blaska (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Doug Gordon Doug Gordon ... Professor Scott Lloyd
Halley Halley ... Hawking
Alissa Kulinski Alissa Kulinski ... Emily Freeman
Tim Towne Tim Towne ... Edward Freeman
Grace Wagner Grace Wagner ... Young Emily
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In 1998, Emily Freeman's father was brutally murdered in their home. Now, in 2012, Emily has discovered that her physics professor has invented a time machine, and she vows to go back in time to stop her father's murder. However, the professor warns her that moments in time, no matter how terrible, should never be altered... Written by BHW

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Doc's living room is decorated with various movie memorabilia, including an original drawing of Scott Bakula from Quantum Leap. See more »

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Professor Scott Lloyd: Emily, let me ask you a question: do you believe in ghosts?
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"Quantum of Vengeance" gives a dark twist on time travel
22 June 2013 | by davidmklein3See all my reviews

Shot around the Madison and Sun Prairie areas, Quantum of Vengeance is an exemplar of the local Wisconsin filmmaking scene, mining the collective talents of area creatives and featuring among its performances actor Tim Towne and WPR producer (and "Zombeatles" enthusiast) Doug Gordon. Oh, it's also a pretty fun time.

The film follows Emily Freeman (Alissa Kulinski) who, while studying under the tutelage of her jittery professor (Gordon), is tempted to manipulate time travel to avenge the mysterious murder of her father (Towne). As its title bluntly suggests, Quantum of Vengeance is up front about its aim, presenting a cautionary tale on the perils of manipulating the past. Wydeven and co-writer Max Blaska don't shy away from the ideas either, as their script considers several logical leaps through a cyclical story structure.

That story is part of what makes Quantum succeed as a genre picture — and it is most definitely a genre picture. Wydeven, whose previous efforts include the horror short The Medium, situates Quantum of Vengeance alongside pop elements like Back to the Future's Doc Brown while including more overt nods to cult sci-fi in Dr. Samuel Beckett and Quantum Leap. The time machine itself, fashioned from a rickety tanning bed, chopped up switchboards and circuitry, feels lived in and used. Maybe it's the machine's violent rush of air or the puffs of fog it belches out, but we aren't meant to fully believe the Professor's dog Hawking will make it out of a trial run in one piece.

At times, Quantum of Vengeance's B-movie aspects drag down its darker bent, but Wydeven's camera keeps the story together, returning to several effective visual echoes throughout. Likely drawing from his experience in horror, he also maintains taut suspense in several key moments, helped in part by the strong sound design and scoring from a slew of local musicians and artists. And it's really the local talent that make Quantum of Vengeance worth checking out. Doug Gordon steals every scene he's in with a comedic off-kilter delivery, and Quantum's credits are a veritable who's who of Madison's indie film scene.


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