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Late for Dinner (1991)

Two young men evading the police for a crime they didn't commit are cryogenically frozen in the early 1960s. The next thing they know is that they are in a strange new world (thirty years on).

Director:

W.D. Richter

Writer:

Mark Andrus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Berg ... Frank Lovegren
Brian Wimmer ... Willie Husband
Marcia Gay Harden ... Joy Husband
Cassy Friel Cassy Friel ... Little Jessica Husband
Peter Gallagher ... Bob Freeman
Ross Malinger ... Little Donald Freeman
Luce Rains ... Duane Gardener (as Steven Schwartz-Hartley)
John Prosky ... Officer Tom Bostich
Bo Brundin ... Dr. Dan Chilblains
Donald Hotton ... Dr. Chris Underwood
Kyle Secor ... Leland Shakes
Billy Vera Billy Vera ... Male Radio D.J. (voice)
Jeremy Roberts ... Truck Driver
Silent Bit Sam Silent Bit Sam ... Waving Man
Janeane Garofalo ... Counter Girl
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Storyline

Two young men, one in need of medical attention, are cryogenically frozen in the early 1960s. The two are preoccupied with the fact that the police are pursuing them to realise what they are doing. The next thing they know is that they are in a strange new world (thirty years on). Written by Rob Hartill

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This could be magic. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arhiste to deipno horis emas See more »

Filming Locations:

Chimayo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,906,823
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Wimmer (Willie Husband) and Colleen Flynn (Jessica Husband) also starred together in the tv series Flipper (1995). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank Lovegren: [narration] It was 1962. Willie and me had been traveling through the night, running from a crime we never committed. Willie was still driving pretty good, considering he had a bullet in his body and all.
Frank Lovegren: [to a dozing Willie] Sure is strange to be driving on this side of the road...
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Crazy Credits

Janeane Garofalo's last name is misspelled as "Garofolo." See more »


Soundtracks

Burning Love
Written by Dennis Linde
Performed by Elvis Presley
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One thing about this film......
10 February 2005 | by DrowsyParrotSee all my reviews

I've not seen this for several years, and I hope I'm not exaggerating this recollection, but there is one thing about this film that you might find interesting: one of the main characters is portrayed as mentally challenged. ("Mildly retarded" is an old fashioned way to put it.) Throughout, he is treated as a 'person', rather than a 'problem'. This character is done so well, and with such grace - and the manner in which he is treated by the other characters is so decent - that I would recommend seeing the movie if only for that. Otherwise, I remember it as a quirky, pleasant movie... the kind that you feel good about afterward, and were pleased to have spent some time with.


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