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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 exterior scenes were filmed over a five-week period in the desert community of Palmdale, California. See more »

Goofs

When Frank tells the 'belt buckle' joke the punch line changes. See more »

Quotes

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

Spoofs Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

JUST NOW
Arranged by Louis Morneau
Courtesy of LPM Music/BMI
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Great concept, fun thriller
9 September 2002 | by bix777See all my reviews

This movie has a fascinating premise- what if you could go back in time, and change what you've done? Would it make things better, or worse?

Some of Jim Belushi's best acting is in this film- his "stream of consciousness" comments are a riot, and also horrifying, given their context. I've heard that he had just gotten out of a tough divorce, and the director let him ad lib at length, to really show the anger and madness in the character of Frank.

Of course, the lingering camera shots of Kylie Travis flying through the air in her black tank top and tight pants do nothing to detract from the overall watchability of this action/psychodrama thriller.

I'd give this one 8/10.


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