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Idaho Transfer (1973)

PG | | Sci-Fi | 15 June 1973 (USA)
During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Fonda

Writers:

Thomas Matthiesen (story), Thomas Matthiesen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Bohanon Kelly Bohanon ... Karen Braden (as Kelley Bohanon)
Kevin Hearst ... Ronald
Caroline Hildebrand Caroline Hildebrand ... Isa Braden
Keith Carradine ... Arthur
Dale Hopkins Dale Hopkins ... Leslie
Fred Seagraves Fred Seagraves ... Dr. Lewis
Ted D'Arms Ted D'Arms ... George Braden
Joe Newman Joe Newman ... Cleve
Susan Kelly Susan Kelly ... Nurse Nora
Meredith Hull Meredith Hull ... Jennifer
Roy B. Ayers Roy B. Ayers ... Elgin (as Roy Ayers)
Judy Motulsky Judy Motulsky ... Judy (as Judy Motolsky)
Kim Casper Kim Casper ... Anne
Debbie Scott Debbie Scott ... Joanna
Devin Burke Devin Burke ... Michael
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Storyline

During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some type of disaster has de-populated the Idaho region and, by implication, the nation or perhaps the world. Facing an unknown, barren future of abandoned towns and deserted vehicles; void of radio signals or any signs of air or land traffic, they encounter an abandoned freight train filled with bagged bodies. Their further discoveries of humanity's future fate is somewhat less than rosy. They also learn their time travel was not without significant costs to their own health. After one of the group travels further into the future, she encounters a family in a futuristic automobile; implying humankind has recovered from the disaster (or have they?) Written by ozman

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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In the Earth Year 2029 there are only twelve young people left. They should be trying to start a new civilization... instead they're trying to kill each other! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пересадка в Айдахо See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released theatrically in 1973 for only a limited time, as the distributor - Cinemation - went bankrupt during the first week the film was released. Only in 1988 did the film resurface on video, through MPI Home Video. Only this version has Peter Fonda's opening remarks about the environment. Subsequent DVD releases do not include this. See more »

Goofs

After their first transfer, Isa and Karen go out into the lava fields for research. In the first few shots, Isa's shirt is green, but later it is yellow. Although, this may have been intentional to imply subsequent transfers and the passage of time. See more »

Quotes

Karen Braden: Karen. Is. Blank.
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Esto Perpetua See more »

Alternate Versions

Video has a 1988 introduction by Peter Fonda speaking about environmental awareness. See more »

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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Fails to capitalise on a good premise.
3 October 2005 | by explodingcatSee all my reviews

The premise of this movie is quite good. Young scientists journey into the future to try and work out what wiped out humanity. The project gets shut down, and so the young kids go into the future and are stranded. OK so that is the the premise. The mark of a good writer is not so much to come up with such a premise, but to know what to do with it, how to finish it off, how to string it out into a compelling story. This is where this movie fails. After the truly engaging start, it plateaus and not much happens, in fact, there is very little explanation as to what the kids are trying to do (except go to Portland, and why not?). So we are left with a long stretch of very little for most of the movie. The ending is completely ridiculous, and it is worth staying around for, just for a good laugh.

An interesting failure of a film.


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