Millennium

Millennium

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Director: Michael Anderson

Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti

     
 

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Where has director Michael Anderson been since Logan's Run? Earning his keep on such slick TV-style time-fillers as Millennium. Kris Kristofferson plays the head of an official committee investigating the head-on collision of two commercial jets. A thorough analysis reveals the presence of a weapon of unknown origin in the wreckage; it is also pointedSee more details below

Overview

Where has director Michael Anderson been since Logan's Run? Earning his keep on such slick TV-style time-fillers as Millennium. Kris Kristofferson plays the head of an official committee investigating the head-on collision of two commercial jets. A thorough analysis reveals the presence of a weapon of unknown origin in the wreckage; it is also pointed out that some of the victims' watches are running backwards. This, coupled with the cryptic warnings by flight attendant Cheryl Ladd to drop the investigation, prompts Kristofferson to burrow further and uncover the truth: Ladd is a sentinel from 1000 years in the future, who has come back to the 20th Century to help repopulate her dying civilization. Plot pegs and obstacles are in the hands of such sideline characters as enigmatic professor Daniel Travanti and amiable android Robert Joy. Millennium was adapted by John Varley from his own story Air Raid.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Nathan Southern
There is an intriguing, potentially beautiful idea at the core of this 1989 sci-fi opus from cult director Michael Anderson (Logan's Run) - heroes from the future rescuing the doomed passengers on airline crashes at exactly the right moment, and narrowly evading paradox each time. But to work effectively, the picture needs to conjure up a sense of eerie, apocalyptic mystery. The best way to do that probably would have been to stick with the perspectives of the present-day investigators (played with appropriate gravitas by vets Kris Kristofferson and Daniel J. Travanti) and gradually reveal to them and us the whole staggering truth, as we all begin to latch on to the implications of what is transpiring. That's pretty much the approach we get for the first 20 minutes so, but once Cheryl Ladd enters the picture (miscast, as a rescuer with a silly hairstyle who falls for Kristofferson) - and the movie leaps forward 1000 years in the future, into her time frame - the saga grows so campy that it is sure to elicit giggles from most viewers; it has one character who looks cribbed from Zur in The Last Starfighter and another (Robert Joy) who resembles a poor man's version of C3P0. The kitschiness pretty much destroys the movie's promise. Nor do the vast holes in the narrative fabric help its case. Kristofferson and Travanti do their best, but can't save this picture from being a colossal turkey. The final sequence (."..This is not the beginning of the end... but the end of the beginning...") is a howler.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2001
UPC:
0012236114383
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Live / Artisan
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:48:00

Special Features

16:9 widescreen ; 2.0 Dolby Surround; Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; Scene access; Alternate ending; Theatrical trailer; Production notes; Cast & crew information

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kris Kristofferson Bill Smith
Cheryl Ladd Louise Baltimore
Daniel J. Travanti Dr. Arnold Mayer
Robert Joy Sherman the Robot
Al Waxman Dr. Brindle
Lloyd Bochner Walters
Majda Rogerson Board Member
Brent Carver Coventry
David McIlwraith Tom Stanley
Maury Chaykin Roger Keane
Thomas Hauff Ron Kennedy
Peter Dvorsky Janz
Raymond O'Neill Harold Davis
Philip Akin Briley
David Calderisi Leacock
Gary Reineke Carpenter
Eugene Clark Craig Ashby
Cedric Smith Eli Seibel
Michael J. Reynolds Jerry Bannister
Victoria Snow Pinky Djakarta
Susannah Hoffman Susan Melbourne
Claudette Roach Inez Manila
Barry Meier Helicopter Pilot
James Kirchner Foreman
Bill MacDonald FBI Agent Morgue
Jamie Shannon Young Bill Smith
Timothy Webber Audio Technician
Chapelle Jaffe Council Chamber Memeber Stockholm
Christopher Britton Council Chamber Memeber Buffalo
Gerry Quigley Council Chamber Memeber Khartoum
Leonard Chow Council Chamber Memeber Beijing
Scott Thompson Controller
John Kozak Investigator
James Mainprize Investigator
Bob Bainborough Investigator
Daryl Shuttleworth T.V. Reporter - Crash Site
Gerard Theoret Time Scan Operator
Edward Roy Gantry Controller
Debbie Kirby Stewardess
John Stoneham Hijacker
Linda Goranson Hostage
Syd Libman Passenger
Pat Young Reporter
Paula Barrett Reporter
Richard Fitzpatrick Reporter
Reg Dreger Reporter
Cordelia Strube Reporter
Marvin Caron Reporter
David Bolt 1st Board Member
Mark Terene Waiter
Jank Azman Evacuation Worker
Kevin Fullam TUA Worker
Lawrence Z. Dane Vern Rockwell

Technical Credits
Michael Anderson Director
Marvin Bearns Sound/Sound Designer
Marco Bianco Stunts
Terry Burke Sound Editor
Shane Cardwell Stunts
Paul Coombe Sound/Sound Designer
Olga Dimitrov Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Dunlop Art Director
John M. Eckert Producer
Freddie Fields Executive Producer
Nick Fischer Special Effects
John C. Foreman Producer
Douglas Ganton Sound/Sound Designer
Jeffrey S. Ginn Set Decoration/Design
Ted Hanlan Stunts
Alan Hardiman Sound Editor
Jim Hopkins Sound Editor
Penny Hozy Sound Editor
Jamie Jones Stunts
Debbie Kirby Stunts
Robert Laden Makeup
Robin Leigh Sound Editor
Douglas Leiterman Co-producer
John O'Brien Cinematographer
Rene Ohashi Cinematographer
Barbara Palmer Makeup
Ken Quinn Stunts
Alison Reid Stunts
Eric N. Robertson Score Composer
Gene Rudolf Production Designer
T.J. Scott Stunts
Louis M. Silverstein Executive Producer
Suzanne Smith Stunts
Jerome Tiberghien Stunts
John Varley Original Story,Screenwriter
Robert Vince Co-producer
Don White Sound/Sound Designer
Ron Wisman Editor

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Index
1. Main Credits [3:39]
2. William Smith [1:43]
3. Crash Site [2:02]
4. Voice Recorder [1:54]
5. Headache [2:09]
6. Involuntary Conversion [1:18]
7. Playback [3:58]
8. Watches [1:30]
9. Anomaly [2:52]
10. Strategy [2:35]
11. Fate [3:20]
12. Wake-Up Call [2:55]
13. Mistake [2:18]
14. Discovery [3:06]
15. Understatement [1:04]
16. Time Quake [3:22]
17. Helpless [4:00]
18. History Lesson [2:50]
19. Stage Three Alert [2:39]
20. Pillow [2:55]
21. Doppelgangers [3:25]
22. The Council [1:07]
23. Perspectives [6:20]
24. Velocity [3:02]
25. Smoking [3:18]
26. Wishes [2:13]
27. An Apple [3:37]
28. Uncertainty [4:20]
29. Paradox [1:44]
30. "Wasting Time" [3:18]
31. Time Travel [4:33]
32. Time Tones [3:43]
33. Converge [3:05]
34. Into the Light [1:40]
35. Adjourn [3:32]
36. End Credits [4:33]

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