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Let’s reminisce! Childhood movies that stuck with us. June 13, 2012

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Last night I found a movie on Netflix that I had watched as a child. It wasn’t what you would call a classic or particularly great, though it was fun, but it had stuck with me all these years, so I watched it again.

The movie is called Time Rider. It stars Fred Ward as a motocross rider who is accidentally transported into Mexico in 1877.

Some bandits see his bike (and its apparently endless gas tank ) and decide to steal it. He meets a woman while escaping from them and nature takes its course. She gets captured, and in order to rescue her, he has to team up with some US Marshals who have ignored jurisdiction to persue the bandits for personal reasons.

I enjoyed the movie, but it never really gets past the gimmick of his hi-tech toys and some ridiculous slang that  have been out of style before the movie was in the can.

There is a charming part where he reads to her that is very sweet, but by and large Time Rider should be forgettable. It’s been thirty years since I saw this movie and yet when I saw it on Netflix, I immediately remembered it. Why? What was it about this B movie which many imdb reviewers rate about a five that resonated so deeply in me? Maybe it’s the sci-fi elements, or the romance, I can’t say, but the fact remains it’s stuck with me like glue.

How about you? What movies from years ago have stuck in your mind? I’d love to hear. And if nothing else, they could be something to watch on Netflix.

Karin


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1. saraleee - June 13, 2012

You mean, fun movies that probably nobody ever saw? The Year of the Comet is my favorite movie in that department–it’s about a legendary bottle of wine that was laid down in 1811, the year of the comet, and then this guy and girl in the 1980s are trying to locate it and they fight, they fall in love, and hijinks ensue. It was really cute.

karinshah - June 13, 2012

Ooh, I’ll have to look for that. And it reminds me of another fun movie, Night of the comet. Everyone who goes out to see a comet is, well, turned to dust, these teenagers who were safely inside have to try and survive.

Thanks, Saralee!

2. Sandy WIckersham-McWhorter - June 13, 2012

My husband and I love that movie!

3. Karin Shah - June 13, 2012

Hi Sandy! Thanks for commenting! Which one? Time Rider, Year of the comet, or Night of the Comet?

Karin

4. Judy Morse - June 26, 2012

One of my favorite all-time films is “Roman Holiday” with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. I never dreamed that I would have the opportunity to travel to the places who it was filmed. A dream come true (and several years ago I got to see an exhibit at the Ferragamo museum in Florence, Italy, with the actual Vespa that they rode in the 1953 film). Totally loved it all! Viva Italia!

karinshah - June 27, 2012

I have never seen Roamn Holiday. And I really should since I named my son Roman.

That’s cool that you saw the Vespa. I love movie memorabilia!

Thanks for commenting!

Karin


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