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This is the story of Bill Smith, who is a National Transportation Safety Board investigator hired to determine whether human error is the cause of a jet crash! He and his team of investigators are very confused by the words on the cockpit voice recorder by the crew relating to the crash. But at the same time, a theoretical physicist named Dr. Arnold Mayer has a real professional curiosity about the crash, which borders on science fiction. While giving a lecture, he talks about time travel and the possibility of visitors from the future.
We've Been Expecting You.
Release Date: August 25, 1989
Runtime: 108 mins
All Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Buried.com Rating: 6.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Kris Kristofferson ...Bill Smith
Cheryl Ladd ...Louise Baltimore
Daniel J. Travanti ...Dr. Arnold Mayer
Robert Joy ...Sherman the Robot
Lloyd Bochner ...Walters
Brent Carver ...Coventry
David McIlwraith ...Tom Stanley (as David Mcilwraigth)
Maury Chaykin ...Roger Keane
Al Waxman ...Dr. Brindle
Lawrence Dane ...Captain Vern Rockwell
Thomas Hauff ...First Officer Ron Kennedy
Peter Dvorsky ...Don Janz
Raymond O'Neill ...Harold Davis
Philip Akin ...Kevin Briley
David Calderisi ...Raymond Leacock
Gary Reineke ...Ian Carpenter
Eugene Clark ...Craig Ashby
Cedric Smith ...Eli Seibel
Michael J. Reynolds ...Jerry Bannister
Victoria Snow ...Pinky Djakarta
Susannah Hoffmann ...Susan Melbourne
Claudette Roche ...Inez Manila (as Claudette Roach)
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 Member, Stockholm
Christopher Britton ...Council Chamber Member, Buffalo
Gerry Quigley ...Council Chamber Member, Khartoum
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John M. Eckert
P. Gael Mourant
Louis M. Silverstein
Eric N. Robertson
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More Movie Taglines:
- We've Been Expecting You.
- The People Aboard Flight 35 Are About To Land 1,000 Years From Where They Planned To.
- Beyond the boundaries of time... they are waiting for you!
- Louise: You're the best thing in a thousand years, Bill.
Coventry: You're talking about changing the past, and I know damn well we can't change the past! It catches up to us, and changes us! Louise: Well, we haven't changed much. We're all still dying, this place still stinks, and you are still as ugly as ever!
Louise: Your mother was a cash register! Sherman: And she turned a tidy profit.
[last lines] Sherman the Robot: It is not the end. It is not the beginning of the end. It is the end of the beginning.
Bill Smith: [Louise and Bill have gotten into Louise's sports car; Louise rockets out of the parking space] Tower clear you for that take-off?
- Director Michael Anderson directed a film called Shake Hands with the Devil (1959), whose title was used by star Kris Kristofferson for one of his albums.
The outdoor set used for the 747 crash site was so convincing that pilots landing at Toronto Airport were radioing in what they thought was a recent airplane crash.
To create the time-travel effects of the Gage, cinematographer Rene Ohashi produced the ghostly shimmering lights by spinning metal wheels covered in Mylar.
John Varley originally wrote the short story "Air Raid" in 1977. At the time, it was optioned as a project for FX director Douglas Trumbull, director of Silent Running (1972) and Brainstorm (1983). The plan was to make it a vehicle for Paul Newman and Jane Fonda. Trumbull's production fell through, only for it to be inherited first by Randal Kleiser and then Richard Rush. With all the comings and goings over the years, Varley was able to first turn it into a novel in 1983 and then a screenplay.
SPOILER: The film has a second ending, which was only released to international audiences. In that version, Louise and Bill materialize in a Garden of Eden in the far future, and fall into each other's arms.
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Rating: 6.4 out of 10.0 - 67 votes cast total