Name that time travel movie!
October 10, 2007 12:47 PM   Subscribe

What time travel movie is this?

I saw a movie between 1985-1990 (on VHS) having to do with time travel to the past. The only part I remember is when the boy, who has traveled back in time, gets in trouble for using money that appears to be counterfeit he's using present-day money in the past). Any idea what movie this is?
posted by null terminated to Media & Arts (11 answers total)
 
I could swear that happens in one of the Back to the Future movies.
posted by saladin at 12:54 PM on October 10, 2007


Was Ricky Schroeder in it?
posted by ND¢ at 1:00 PM on October 10, 2007


I remember it too. Not back to the future. Don't know the title, but heres a few more details:

The time machine swirled around really fast and then showed up in the same spot ~100 years earlier

The kid shows up at a gas station, and "fixes" the price/gallon price incorrectly (ie $1.00 instead of $.10)

I think there was a discussion about knickerbockers
posted by jpdoane at 1:07 PM on October 10, 2007


I'm pretty sure it's The Blue Yonder (IMDB).
posted by cog_nate at 1:08 PM on October 10, 2007


Also, there was an older scientist guy. Maybe his grandfather? I think that some of the time travel adventures had to do with this older guy's family/past
posted by jpdoane at 1:09 PM on October 10, 2007


Yup - thats it! At least the one I was thinking of
posted by jpdoane at 1:09 PM on October 10, 2007


Wow, that was fast. The Blue Yonder sounds right, although I was 6 or 7 when I first saw it. I'm going to try to get my paws on it. Thanks!
posted by null terminated at 1:15 PM on October 10, 2007


Another boy-time-traveler from the early '80s:
the public TV show Voyagers.
posted by LobsterMitten at 1:54 PM on October 10, 2007


The child actor's name is Huckleberry Fox. I love it.
posted by WCityMike at 2:01 PM on October 10, 2007


I definitely have a copy of this on VHS - it was one of the Disney Sunday Movies.

On my (handmade) label its just called The Time Machine, and sits right next to Fuzzbucket and The Deacon Street Deer.
posted by langeNU at 2:23 PM on October 10, 2007


You may be thinking of "Somewhere in Time" with Christopher Reeve.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081534/

I won't discuss the details it as it's a major spoiler, but it definately involves time travel and the problems of backdated currency.
posted by jcwenger at 12:00 PM on October 11, 2007


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