Synopsis: In this case, a group of archaeologists and combat experts led by Paul Walker and Frances O'Connor use a "3-D fax machine" (so much for technobabble!) to time-travel back to France in 1357, in hopes of retrieving Walker's father and returning safely to the present. No such luck! Fending for themselves against marauding hordes of medieval French warriors at war with the invading British, these semi-intrepid travelers find their body count rising, and the deadline for their return home is rapidly approaching.
Director(s): Richard Donner
Production: Paramount Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min



- 250,

- 250 ready,


- 300,

- 300 ready,


He's gone,

lt's over 100 degrees out there,

He grabs me with ice-cold hands,

Apart from external wounds,

everything is out of alignment,

Even his veins are out of alignment,

Now, wait,

Look at the heart,

The aorta doesn't line up,

And now the spine,

Same thing, Same shift

right across the third vertebrae,

This guy looks like a paper doll

got cut up and pasted back together,

No wallet, No lD,

Just this thing around his neck,

lt says lTC on it,

so we called them,

- That outfit in the desert,

- Our biggest contributors,

Excuse me, gentlemen,

Frank Gordon, lTC,

l'm here to pick up

Vince Taub's body,

l'm Dr, Cova,

l'll take care of that paperwork,

Thank you,

Vincent Taub, huh?

That's Vinnie's good-luck charm,

Thank you,

Pretty sad when your time comes and

no one claims you but your employer,

- Excuse me, sheriff,

- Sure,


l'm picking up the body

right now,

- Was he alone or with Decker?

- Taub's the only one here.

- Get the body out of there,

- And x-rays and records,

Get everything, OK?

Will it be a problem?

No, there's no problem,

They've been very accommodating,

lf this gets out, lTC is ruined,

Any idea how he ended up

in the desert?

l don't know, Maybe he used his

marker without enough clearance,

- lt could be a million things,

- Not too bright,

He's dead, Robert,

Taub is dead,

Oh, Mr, Gordon, by the way,

what's Castlegard?

l heard that's the only word

he said, ''Castlegard'',

Sounds like an amusement park,

Listen up, class, April 4, 1357,

Castlegard, France,

The English army in their red uniforms

occupied the village of Castlegard,

The French, meanwhile,

were advancing,

trying to drive them out of there,

in this direction over the river,

past the monastery and up

and over to the heights here,

Just leave it, Chris, that's fine,

before you wreck the place,

The English army, meanwhile,

had retreated to Castle La Roque,

Well fortified, very strong,

very well supplied,

and both sides had settled in

for a long siege,

The French were trying to push

the English out of France,

Lord Oliver tries to take the fight

out of the French,

Now, he has a prisoner, a woman,

A woman of class

and a woman of nobility,

Commander Arnaut's sister,

Lady Claire,

He hangs her from the battlements

for all of the French forces to see,

lnstead of demoralizing the French,

it whips them into a frenzy,

and they attack the castle

like madmen,

and they overpower the English

with sheer passion,

So the fortress of La Roque

fell in one night

because of the death of one woman,

Lady Claire,

All right, that's enough

of the academics for today,

Go get your hands dirty,

Hi, Chris,

Hey, Dad, l got Marek's clippers,

Oh, Chris, great, Thanks,

Here, hold that, will you,

You can move it around if you like,

- l thought this would be a routine trip,

- lt is,

Last time you cut off your beard,

you sold the house

and we moved to Kentucky

for a year,

- Your mother wanted a change,

- How does this always happen to me?

l am older and very much wiser

than you, Have a beer,

lt'll cool you down,

Very hot work, ironing,

l know something's going on,

The beard's coming off,

so what's really happening?

lt's these amazing finds

we've been making,

Doniger's been giving us

too many tips,

- He's a lucky zillionaire,

- Nobody's that lucky,

He knows something he's not saying,

Something isn't right about this,

He's been ducking me,

l'm gonna get a few answers,

Maybe scrounge a couple of bucks,

Put that in my bag, would you?

And don't wrinkle it,

l'd appreciate it

if you don't tell anybody about this,

Especially Kate,

- Why would l tell Kate?

- Here,

Have a wee run round that,

would you? ''Why would l tell Kate?''

You see me twice a year,

stay until you're bored to distraction,

l think the record's three weeks,

Maybe l'm just really beginning

to enjoy archeology,

From a boy who hated Easter

because he had to find eggs,

- Yeah, because you buried the eggs,

- That's beside the point,

- Yeah, because you buried the eggs,

- That's beside the point,

You're still here because of Kate,


Look, son,

l love you,

but you're scorching my shirt,


You and Kate

are from different worlds,

You saw how that turned out

between your mother and me,

Yeah, but, Dad, no offense,

l'm not like you,

But Kate is,

Trust me, if it's between

archeology and you,

you'll lose,

- Sorry,

- l'm sorry,

l brought you a beer,

- That's so sweet,

- Half a beer anyways,

Half a beer,

- What you got going on here?

- The stairs,

The ones you were talking about?

Where do they go?

Now they don't go anywhere,

but they'll lead me to my tunnel

which will go

all the way to La Roque,

What do you say l help you out?

Show me what to do,

- l thought you hated this stuff,

- No, l don't hate it,

Let's have a beer, l need a break,

- You have the full one,

- That's sweet of you,

- Cheers,

- Cheers,

- Thank you,

- You're welcome,

Think you'll follow

in your father's footsteps?

- No,

- No,

No way, Actually, l'm not really

all that interested in the past,

No? What are you interested in then?

l think l already know

the answer to that question,

l've been hoping that you'd notice,

l've been hoping you'd quit hoping

l'd notice,

So there's nothing there?

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Jeff Maguire

Jeff Maguire (born 1952) is an American screenwriter.Regarded for his talent for writing sports films, Jeff Maguire got his first screenwriting break with his script Escape to Victory, a film about soccer directed by John Huston in 1981. His most recent contribution is Gridiron Gang, released in 2006. Maguire's most famous film is In the Line of Fire starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, for which he received a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for 1993. In 1990 Maguire was approached by producer Jeff Apple to develop his Secret Service agent concept into a film treatment. Maguire was in debt to his relatives and about to have his utilities turned off when his script based on Apple's concept, "In the Line of Fire," went into a bidding war between Tom Cruise, Sean Connery, and Clint Eastwood. When he received a call from Eastwood congratulating him on the completed deal (over $1,000,000.00) Jeff's wife reportedly had to return a dress so they could afford to go out to dinner to celebrate. Prior to this, various moguls had rejected and almost destroyed the story. Dustin Hoffman cleverly added the hero's guilt over failing to save JFK, then exited; Tom Cruise's people demanded this be deleted, because a 28-year-old hero would not have been around for JFK. The dead-broke writer spurned about $100,000 from Cruise, but wound up with Clint Eastwood and about $1,000,000.Jeff Maguire is a graduate of Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts. Raised in Greenwich, Connecticut, Maguire was once a railroad worker, a waiter, and a volunteer counselor with Mother Teresa's group, Missionaries of Charity, in the Pico-Union section of downtown Los Angeles, working primarily with Hispanic gangs. In the 1980s and 90s, he also frequented the famous Manhattan Beach, California video store Video Archives, where future filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary were clerks. Today, Jeff Maguire is a follower of Meher Baba and has contributed to the Meher Baba journal, Glow International.Jeff Maguire appears in In the Line of Fire briefly as a secret service officer running alongside the president's limousine. more…

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