Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982) is a English movie. William Dear has directed this movie. Fred Ward,Belinda Bauer,Peter Coyote,Richard Masur are the starring of this movie. It was released in 1982. Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982) is considered one of the best Action,Adventure,Sci-Fi,Western movie in India and around the world.
Lyle, a motorcycle champion is traveling the Mexican desert, when he find himself in the action radius of a time machine. So he find himself one century back in the past between rapists, thiefs and murderers....
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good film, even though both gene and roger disagreed with me
The following comment includes a piece of the plot. If you plan to see the movie (and I recommend you do), do not read the rest of this. Both Gene and Roger felt that the title character seemed stupid in that he didn't understand what had happened (i.e. that he went back in time) until the very end. I, on the other hand found it most believable. If you were lost in the desert, and you came across a _rural_ town, wouldn't it take quite a lot before you'd reach the conclusion "Oh, I must have gone back in time!"
Comments and Goofs - Time Travel Paradox
What a fun movie. I think this is the first time travel movie I had ever scene as a kid. Got me hooked on sci fi! It was fun simply due to surprise and comedic element of persons in the past discovering technolgies from the future. Such as the Peasent puts on cycle helmet and is blasted by rock music, and the sight of the helicoptor at the climactic end sequence. Goof - Time Travel Paradox in movie Lyle Swann says to Belinda earlier in the movie that the pendant he wears is from his great grand mother. At the end of the movie, Belinda snatches the pendant from the neck of Lyle as he is being lifted by the helicoptor. (The temporal police will have a field day with this one.) The pendant can't exist. It is in the eternal time loop. It was never created, only passed person to person until traveling back in time. Think about that one.
Classic Fred Ward Adventure Flick
This film is a great example of what can be done with a low budget, decent story, and a great cast. The direction is broad, and at the same time both light-hearted and dark. I think it's a good example of balance in that regard. Please see my comments in the message board regarding the ending of the DVD version. I think you have to be able to remember back to the day - 1982 - to appreciate this movie. Superior low-budget time-loops starting with "The Terminator" were still 2 years away....
I grew up on this movie.
I loved every minute of it, when HBO showed Timerider, I watched it everytime like I see it the first time, it perfectly fit my interest in motorcycles, it was funny (poor old guy), endless enjoy watching it, Years after, I was searching to get this movie, had hard time to find it, and I bought it on a used video tape for $70 bucks, later I find it on DVD, I bought that too. I still watch it ones in a while.
Disappointing for me
I love time travel films, but there are two that disappoint me, this one and "Return to the Future". This one was absolutely corny and I think primarily designed for American Motor Cycle enthousiasts ( the film is not even known in Europe and hasn't appeared on VHS or DVD ). All time travel film is of course fantasy, but the story of this one is too corny. Throughout almost all the film the bike rider doesn't even realise he has crossed time and the villagers, apart from being fascinated by his machine, don't understand where he has come from. Both these ingredients being missing, one is more or less guaranteed that the film will be a failure. In fact if you look well much of the time you just see a motorbike zooming around all over the desert. So what's interesting about that. Nothing. There is little dialogue of any consequence between the protagonists and the anacchronism of the main character is not put to good use (as it is for example in Time After Time ). There are no comic situations arising from the time difference and hardly even a romance to titillate your taste buds. This is one of the few films where I bought the dvd without having seen the film and then regretted my purchase once I had seen the film ! In addition to that picture quality on the dvd is not up to much, and there are no other language tracks, subtitles or extras. So all in all a bit of a dead loss (like Joe Loss's Brother ) !!!