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Science fiction crime thriller from Louis Morneau, genre director and graduate of the Roger Corman school of filmmaking. Kylie Travis stars as Karen, a psychiatrist and former hostage negotiator with the Chicago Police Department. After a negotiation gone lethally wrong, Karen has quit and returned home to Texas, where her car breaks down on the side of the highway. Picked up by Frank (James Belushi) and his ex-wife Rayanne (Shannon Whirry), it becomes quickly evident that Frank, a psychotically violent and jealous man, is involved in some sort of illegal activity involving a stolen computer disk. During a break at a truck stop, Frank murders Rayanne. Karen escapes to a nearby government installation, where Brian (Frank Whaley), a scientist, is working on a time travel device. Karen uses the machine to turn back the clock a few hours and try to prevent Frank's murderous rampage, but her interference only makes things worse. Returning again and again to the past, Karen only succeeds in adding fuel to Frank's fire.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2015
UPC: 0883904304524
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: Mgm Mod
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 56,636

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Belushi Frank Lloyd
Kylie Travis Karen
Shannon Whirry Rayanne
Frank Whaley Brian
M. Emmet Walsh Sam
Jesse Borrego Jesse
Sherman Howard Trooper
Guy Boyd Bud

Technical Credits
Louis Morneau Director
Phillip Badger Screenwriter
David Bixler Producer
Jesse Donnelly Co-producer
Philip J.C. Duffin Production Designer
Kelley Feldsott-Reynolds Co-producer
Glenn Garland Editor
John Richard Glasser Asst. Director
Michael Hamilton-Wright Screenwriter
Jeffrey D. Ivers Executive Producer
Brad Krevoy Producer
Michelle Lang Casting
George Mooradian Cinematographer
Michael Nadeau Producer
Paul Ratajczak Sound/Sound Designer
Steven Stabler Producer
Robert Strauss Screenwriter
Tim Truman Score Composer
Alexandra Welker Costumes/Costume Designer

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Retroactive 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The flick stars James Belushi as Frank, a psychotic killer with violent mean streak & temper, Kylie Travis, a semi-big star then from the UK, as Karen, a psychologist from Michigan who becomes hostage negotiator, & Shannon Whirry as Rayanne, Frank's ex who is killed brutally. It also features Frank Whaley as Brian, a young & handsome scientist who just perfected a time machine & Roger Clinton as a truck driver. Karen has a flat tire, so she pulls over by the side of the road & gets picked up by Frank & Rayanne. Frank immediately stars to spook Karen by getting pissed off over little things. Rayanne tells him to calm down & get over it, but Frank doesn't listen to her. He picks up a gun after some tense dialog, Rayanne says she's gonna be killed by him, he fires it & kills her. Frank pulls over some time later on & Karen escapes to a lab where Brian is at. Karen introduces herself to Brian & says she needs some help. Brian, after then, reveals his time machine to her. She goes into the machine & sets the time back to a couple of hours ago. Instead of fixing the problem she relives the same scenario as before except of course, things are more out of hand & unpredictable now. Frank on the 2nd time to the lab, pulls over his car & chases her with gun, but doesn't pursue her to the lab. She goes back into the machine again & tries it again. This time, things seem to be all right until she relives the same scenario over again. It takes her 3 or 4 times to get it right, on her final attempt, Frank chases her into the lab, & threatens to kill everybody if she doesn't come back to him. The time when she gets it right, she kills Frank & drives off into the sunset behind the wheel of his car. It has some decent acting, but nothing too memorable. A lot of the dialog is fairly good, but some is really lame for sci-fi action. The special effects are really good & shine in this flick. The camerawork is good, as is the directing. I din't care for the music too much, it wasn't too bad, but just seemed out of place for the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Karen Warren (Travis) is a psychiatrist & hostage negotiator who just bunghled a job in Chicago, needing a change of pace, she comes to her home in Texas. She has a flat tire, is picked up by a couple. Frank (Belushi) is a redneck with violent psychotic tendencies. He kills his wife, Rayanne (Whirry) at a truck stop. Karen flees to a science lab closeby where Brian (Whaley) had just perfected a time machine. She uses the machine to hope to fix the problem, but instead things become worse & Frank's temper only grows. She needs two more trips to get it right, when she leaves Frank stranded by the side of the road. He complains to a cop that she's as psycho hitch hiker & he needs help, but the cop doesn't buy it. Karen drives off in her car, just before the closing credits roll she sees a roadside marque 'Don't Mess With Texas.'