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Timeline (2003)

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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In this case, 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}

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


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

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26 November 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prisonniers du temps  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,440,629 (USA) (30 November 2003)

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$19,481,943 (USA)
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Michael Crichton, author of the same-titled book off which this movie is based, disliked this movie so much that he refused to licence any more movies based off of his novels. Nobody would gain the movie rights to a Michael Crichton book until Steven Spielberg, long-time friend of Michael Crichton, bought the rights to 'Pirate Latitudes' after Crichton's death. See more »

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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 »

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Chris Johnston: [grabs Marek's sword] Man, do you love this stuff.
Marek: It's a habit I can't quite kick.
Marek: [takes sword from Chris] Here, let me take that thing from you before you cut something off you'll need later on.
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Referenced in El ministerio del tiempo: Tiempo de hidalgos (2016) 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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did the makers read the book?
15 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I've read time line twice and its amazing. i don't understand how the film could have such poor production,the effects and sets were terrible! on its own its a poor film but if you've read the book its Even worse. i don't think the people who made it had ever read the book as the story is not right, so much of the plot was left out or ignored. Also the character relationships are often wrong (for example between Chris and prof Johnston) and there are extra characters (who is Francois dontelle?). there are also two female characters in the book which are for some reason male in the film (Steven Kramer is meant to be Diane Kramer, jimmy Gomez is also a woman in the book! worst of all they changed the ending! i waited 6 months to see this film and it was terrible, if your not going do something properly don't do it!!!! Also id like to suggest the makers read the book!!! they may relies what a crap film they made.


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