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Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)

Biggles (original title)
Daring British WWI fighter pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other's eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI.

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Cast

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Jim Ferguson
Fiona Hutchison ...
Debbie Stephens
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Air Commodore Colonel William Raymond
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Chuck Dinsmore
Alan Polonsky ...
Bill Kizitski
Francesca Gonshaw ...
Marie
Michael Siberry ...
James Saxon ...
Daniel Flynn ...
Roy Boyd ...
German N.C.O
Samantha Bradshaw ...
Hotel Girl
Andrea Browne ...
Lady Buyer
David Butler ...
British Officer
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Storyline

One minute the New Yorker advertising expert Jim Ferguson is at a business party -- the next he finds himself way back in 1917 in a plane fight during World War I. Mr. Raymond explains to him that he has a time-twin, to whom he's relocated in space and time whenever one of them is in trouble. So he has to help his twin, biplane pilot Biggles, in his attempt to destroy a German super weapon, that could win their war. Of course it's hard for Jim to explain his sudden disappearances to his fiance, Debbie. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Fast food executive Jim Ferguson stepped out of his 47th floor office to go to the bathroom... and ended up in the middle of World War I. History will be grateful forever. See more »


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29 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Biggles: Adventures in Time  »

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$112,132 (USA)
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Trivia

The weapon testing ground scene was filmed in the now disused Beckton Gas Works in London, Which was also used for the Vietnam scenes in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987) a year later. See more »

Goofs

During the helicopter dogfight, you can see Millbrook proving grounds which wasn't built until the 1960s. See more »

Quotes

[Biggles and Jim have returned to 1917 in the helicopter, and have been spotted by Von Stalhein]
Biggles: Let's show this sausage guzzler what this thing can do.
Jim Ferguson: Go for it.
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Crazy Credits

In the end of the credits it says: Filmed on location in New York - London - and the Western Front 1917. See more »

Connections

Featured in CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.15 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

KNOCK 'EM DEAD KID
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Music and Lyrics by Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil
Published by Warner Brothers Music - Original publishers
Mötley Crüe Music/Warner Tamer Lane Publishing
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
from the album "Shout at the Devil"
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Marvellous fun old boy
27 January 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

No-one could have put money on this working. And, of course, in many ways, it doesn't. If I saw it for the first time now, I might hate it. However, I watched it endlessly as a child. An American in the 1980s finds himself shunted back in time to World War II and meets the famous Biggles. The time zones are linked by Biggles' commanding officer, now an old man, and the very 80s Jim finds himself part of a plan to prevent the Germans developing a new weapon. It's cheesy trash. I absolutely love it.


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