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The Time Crystal (1981)

Through the Magic Pyramid (original title)
A lad finds himself magically sent back to ancient Egypt where he and the young King Tut team up to stop their evil and overly ambitious elders.


Ron Howard


Rance Howard, Herbert Wright (as Herbert J. Wright)
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Barnes ... Bobby Tuttle
Hans Conried ... Ay - Mr. Mantley
Vic Tayback ... Horembeb
Olivia Barash ... Baket
Betty Beaird Betty Beaird ... Eleanor Tuttle
Gino Conforti ... Hotep
Elaine Giftos ... Nefertiti
Eric Greene Eric Greene ... Tut
James Hampton ... Sam Tuttle
Robbie Rist ... Bonkers
Kario Salem ... Akhenaten
Jo Anne Worley ... Mutnedjmet
Mel Berger Mel Berger ... Yuzannatu
Mary Carver ... Tive
Woody Chambliss Woody Chambliss ... Stable Master (as Woodrow Chambliss)


A lad finds himself magically sent back to ancient Egypt where he and the young King Tut team up to stop their evil and overly ambitious elders.

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Release Date:

6 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tut and Tuttle See more »

Filming Locations:

Oatman, Arizona, USA See more »

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Major H Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Produced in 1979. See more »

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Wow - what a goofy movie!
22 April 2005 | by j_remmiSee all my reviews

What do I say? Can you sit through 90 minutes of TV's Vic Tayback as an ancient Egyptian official? Can you suspend your sense of the ridiculous long enough to watch a pee-wee league football player run around the Firestone Tire factory? Can you wrap your head around the fact that the director of "Ransom" also had a hand in this goofy televisual experience? I can - and you can too, when you watch this... thing. It's hilarious for all of the wrong reasons. I knew it was silly when I was 10 years old - and I certainly know it now. Yet, it's an experience I cannot forget.

"Tut and Tuttle" (originally titled "Through the Magic Pyramid") is a colossal example of bad 80's television. It's like the moldy casserole that you left in the fridge way too long. You have to open it. Then you have to share it with someone - anyone - right away! Here! you gotta smell this!

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