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Slipstream (1989)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2 June 1989 (Ireland)
In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by natural disasters, and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, ... See full summary »

Director:

Steven Lisberger (as Steven M. Lisberger)

Writer:

Tony Kayden (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Peck ... Byron
Mark Hamill ... Tasker
Kitty Aldridge ... Belitski
Bill Paxton ... Matt Owens
Susan Leong Susan Leong ... Abigail
Alkis Kritikos Alkis Kritikos ... Cook 'Petrois'
Tony Alleff Tony Alleff ... Bartender
Ricco Ross ... 1st Man at Table
George Camiller ... 2nd Man at Table
Diana Defries Diana Defries ... Woman Construction Worker
Gay Baynes Gay Baynes ... Rosie
Robbie Coltrane ... Montclaire
Paul Reynolds ... Travis
Eris Akman Eris Akman ... Blind Boy's Father
Eleanor David ... Ariel
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Storyline

In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by natural disasters, and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, planning to get the bounty himself. These in turn try to hunt the two men down. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From the depths of the earth. To the edge of existence... The hunt is on! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1989 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fúria do Vento See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Entertainment Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color | Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first movie in which Mark Hamill worked with Producer Gary Kurtz since Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He did not produce Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), as he was replaced by Howard G. Kazanjian after a falling out between Kurtz and George Lucas after Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Will Tasker: It's over! It's finished! End of chase!
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese VHS of the film has the complete 103 minute version of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.5 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Barefootin
Performed by Robert Parker
Licenced from Charly Records International A.P.S.
Courtesy of Sansu Enterprises
Composed by Robert Parker courtesy of Bonatemp Publishing
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Very interesting, absorbing and visually provocative film.
30 August 2007 | by justaskmonicaSee all my reviews

I couldn't agree more (previous post re: underrated) this movie was a truly entertaining surprise and I have been trying to find it ever since my husband and i rented it one night after pretty much working our way thru the other rentals at our local video store. Our expectations were not particularly high but we ended up really enjoying this film. The premise is not particularly new - post apocalyptic and all...but the approach and the vision presented of earth at this point is truly refreshing. I think it's a shame that it just didn't get the kind of studio support and exposure that it deserved. I definitely recommend it - you won't be sorry, it's just a very interesting, very well put together movie.


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