The next day, "Smith" finds a strange item in the wreckage of one of the down jet liners and accidentally shoots himself with it, causing him to become momentarily paralyzed. As he lays on the floor, what can be described as a gateway appears near him and three women, including the flight attendant with a very different hairdo. She takes the item, and assures him that they had nothing to do with the crash.
It turns out she, "Louise Baltimore", is from the future. She leads a team of time travelers who is trying to repopulate the world in the distant future. They must be covert in their operation, as they might cause a paradox which will change the course of history.
What makes this movie pretty interesting is we get to part of the story from two different point of views. We first see what happens through the eyes of "Smith", followed by the POV of "Baltimore". These scenes are done in just about the same way each time, with exception of who the camera is focused on.
The "future" set is certainly lower budget than the "present". What makes it eerie though is the dim lighting and use of greys and blacks. The special effects are also fairly low budget, especially the make-up of the characters in the "future." One of the characters make-up is so bad, it looks like he's wearing a grey rubber suit.
Some of the lines are pretty weak, but are meant for a laugh. You do get a small chuckle out of these lines.
There is little chemistry between the cast, and the characters are not developed well except for "Smith" and "Baltimore". Kristofferson and Ladd have only fair chemistry. The two are suppose to fall for one another, but they barely work that plotline.
The music in this film are typical for the time frame this film was released. And none of it is really memorable.
The wardrobes in this film is pretty boring, especially the clothing from the "future."
Personally, I suggest that when you see this on HBO or another movie channel and there is nothing else to watch, you might want to try filling time with this film.
Good writing ... great actors and a plot that I found very stimulating.
Cheryl Ladd and Kris were fine. Well worth viewing.
I actually think it's got some very interesting ideas for a time travel story. I was intrigued by some of the plot's occurrances. The recovery of a futuristic weapon from an airliner collision. Found watches that are running backwards. All neat things that are mostly unsatisfying because we are forced to follow the corny love story between the stiff Kris Kristofferson and the perky but miscast Cheryl Ladd.
I saw this a few weeks ago and the only things I can really remember is how freaky the android looked and how sharp Ladd was in a stewardess uniform. That doesn't speak much for the story itself.