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Have you ever thought of traveling through time, going forward or backward to any date? That's the intriguing question aviator and inventor Max Knickerbocker asks Jonathan Knicks. Max is ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Coyote ... Max Knickerbocker
Huckleberry Fox ... Jonathan Knicks
Art Carney ... Henry Coogan
Dennis Lipscomb ... Finch
Joe Flood ... Leary
Mittie Smith Mittie Smith ... Helen Knickerbocker
Frank Simons ... Young Coogan
Stu Klitsner Stu Klitsner ... Mr. Knicks
Morgan Upton ... Police Captain
Bennett Cale Bennett Cale ... Dooley
Cyril Clayton Cyril Clayton ... Drunk
Charles Adams Charles Adams ... Newsstand Man
Gretchen Grant Gretchen Grant ... Mrs. Knicks
Doug Morrison Doug Morrison ... Barber
Jerry Landis Jerry Landis ... Doctor


Have you ever thought of traveling through time, going forward or backward to any date? That's the intriguing question aviator and inventor Max Knickerbocker asks Jonathan Knicks. Max is unaware that Jonathan is his grandson, already an adventurous time traveller, thanks to a machine built by his neighbor, Henry Coogan. Can Jonathan save his grandfather from a fatal solo flight across the Atlantic and alter the course of history? Written by Rick Brownlie <rick@cougar.multiline.com.au>

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Release Date:

17 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Time Flyer See more »

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Petaluma, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie aired on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954) (titled "The Disney Sunday Movie" at that time) on February 9, 1986 under the alternate title, "Time Flyer". See more »


Featured in The Magical World of Disney: Time Flyer (1986) See more »

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Back in Time!
29 December 2002 | by jaybabbSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful film that has everything you could want in a movie-adventure, action and comedy. It has a great cast. Huckleberry Fox who plays Jonathan Knicks is wonderful in this movie. Peter Coyote plays Max Knickerbocker is perfect in his role. And Art Carney who plays the aged Henry Coogan.

The film starts in the present, and Johnathan is fascinated by the aviation stories that Henry tells him. He tells Johnathan that Max Nickerbocker wasn't only a pilot, but also an inventor. He then tells Johnathan about an invention that was nutty-but Henry does not tell him what it is-at least not yet.

When Henry becomes ill, he tells Johnathan about what Max called "The Time Traveler." He tells Johnathan that he has planned to test the machine-but is sick and can't do it. Johnathan Then decides to try to go back in time to save Max's life.

He does go back in time-almost 60 years-back to May, 1927. He meets Max Knickerbocker and the young Henry Coogan. Can he save Max's life? Can he alter the events in History? Watch this Movie and find out.

This Movie is also called "Time Flyer" It's great for the whole family-don't miss it.

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