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Running Against Time (1990)

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History professor David Rhodes never has got over the death of his older brother, 1966 in Vietnam. When he hears the rumor that a famous professor is working on a time machine, he ... See full summary »

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Bruce Seth Green

Writers:

Stanley Shapiro (book), Stanley Shapiro (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hays ... David Rhodes
Catherine Hicks ... Laura Whittaker
Sam Wanamaker ... Hendryk Koopman, Ph.D.
Wayne Tippit ... FBI Agent Landry
James DiStefano ... Lee Harvey Oswald
Tracy Fraim
Juanita Jennings
Mark Phelan
Paul Scherrer Paul Scherrer ... Chris Rhodes
Brian Smiar Brian Smiar ... President Lyndon B. Johnson
Milt Tarver Milt Tarver ... FBI Agent Clemens
Russ Marin ... Doctor w / Chris
Julie Ariola ... Mrs. Rhodes
Duncan Gamble Duncan Gamble ... Mr. Rhodes
Damion Stevens Damion Stevens ... Young David
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History professor David Rhodes never has got over the death of his older brother, 1966 in Vietnam. When he hears the rumor that a famous professor is working on a time machine, he immediately contacts him and persuades him to allow him to travel back in time and correct history. If he could save President Kennedy's life, Vietnam war might never have happened! Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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They're on an Adventure to Change History, If They Don't Make It - They're History!

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Sci-Fi

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au-delà du temps See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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One of two films that revolves around the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and in which Wayne Tippit plays an FBI agent, the other film being JFK (1991). See more »

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Edited into Hollywood Burn (2006) See more »

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Good time travel flick
2 April 2006 | by fdixon-3See all my reviews

***** SPOILER ALERT ******* This made for TV movie, while modestly produced, was well executed. Robert Hays suffers over the death of his brother in Viet Nam. He meets up with Sam Wanamaker, the inventor of a time machine. (I guess you have to suspend your disbelief over time travel, but then again over a professor in the basement of a university science building concocting a working time machine.) Hays goes back to 1963 to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from assassinating JFK. I suppose this is based on the Oliver Stone premise that Kennedy would not have escalated the war in Viet Nam. A very debatable point. It is a good dramatic point;however, just as good the one used in the Time Tunnel Titanic episode. If only a few things had changed to prevent each tragedy. Gene Roddenberry had unsuccessfully tried to advance such an idea for the Star Trek movie series. He envisioned the Enterprise going back to 1963 as well. After several unsuccessful trips back to 1963, Hayes finds that history unfolded correctly in the first place. Except he managed to change just enough to save his brother's life.


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