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Retroactive (1997)

A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

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Louis Morneau
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jim Belushi ... Frank (as James Belushi)
Kylie Travis ... Karen
Shannon Whirry ... Rayanne
Frank Whaley ... Brian
Jesse Borrego ... Jesse
M. Emmet Walsh ... Sam
Sherman Howard ... Trooper
Guy Boyd ... Bud
Kristina Coggins Kristina Coggins ... Martha
Robbie Thibaut Jr. Robbie Thibaut Jr. ... Paul
Roger Clinton ... Truck Driver
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Storyline

Karen has to take a ride in Frank's car. He's travelling with his wife, on his way to sell computer chips, which he obtained illegally. He suspects his wife is being unfaithful and tragic things happen, following a discussion. Karen escapes, reaching a lab where a scientist has discovered how to go back in time, and she returns by accident some minutes before the violent events. Then she tries to make things better, but things tend to become worse, as time cycles keep being repeated. Written by <luis.canau@mail.EUnet.pt>

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On a lonely Texas road, time, space and murder are about to collide.


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az időcsavar See more »

Filming Locations:

Palmdale, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The time loop is activated four times meaning that there are four iterations of the original timeline. See more »

Goofs

When Karen goes back the final time, she stops just before the sign, completely off the road. When she gets out of the car, the tail end is hanging over the road. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Women. Can't live with them, can't blow their heads off.
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Connections

References The Hitcher (1986) See more »

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I CAN'T LIVE A DREAM
Performed by Engelbert Humperdinck
Written by Arnold Capitanelli
Produced by Joel Diamond for Silverblue Productions, Ltd.
Courtesy of Silverblue Productions, Ltd. & Engelbert Humperdinck Productions
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Great time manipulation experience
13 August 2001 | by jersas1See all my reviews

My 14 year-old son and I really enjoyed this movie. Belushi did a great job as Frank, the good-old southern boy that has a bad-d-d-d-d temper. We classify this one as a sleeper, because most people have never heard of it. Good time travel movies are hard to find, but as most of us learned back in the original Star Trek days, time travel is VERY dangerous. In this movie, we learn that right away, but it goes even farther to show how even when we redo the trip back in time, even good intentions by supposedly intelligent people, can make things even worse the 2nd (or 3rd) time around. I guess the best part of movies like this is that they make you think 'What if I could go back and do something over again?' Word to the wise, if you do.... be very careful.


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