Millennium

Millennium tries hard to combine sci-fi special effects and a love story, but unfortunately neither are convincing and the pic ends up looking like a failed pilot for a TV series. Veteran science-fiction director Michael Anderson does the best he can with a mediocre script.

With:
Kris Kristofferson Cheryl Ladd Daniel J. Travanti Robert Joy Al Waxman Lloyd Bochner

Millennium tries hard to combine sci-fi special effects and a love story, but unfortunately neither are convincing and the pic ends up looking like a failed pilot for a TV series. Veteran science-fiction director Michael Anderson does the best he can with a mediocre script.

Pic opens with an investigation of a mid-air collision between a 747 and a DC-10 with Bill Smith (Kris Kristofferson) leading the experts probe of the crash. He meets Louise Baltimore (Cheryl Ladd), leader of a commando unit of women from 1,000 years in the future. The complicated remainder of the pic [shot in Canada] involves movement through time, the search for the powerful ‘stunner’ and the future civilization’s efforts to continue. Seems that world is peopled by a race that can’t procreate.

Kristofferson gives the film his best shot and breathes some life into the tired lines, while Ladd sports many outfits and wacky hairstyles but lacks real passion. Daniel J. Travanti just has to look studious for a few scenes.

Millennium

Production: Gladden. Director Michael Anderson; Producer Douglas Leiterman; Screenplay John Varley; Camera Rene Ohashi; Editor Ron Wisman; Music Eric N. Robertson; Art Director Gene Rudolf

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1989. Running time: 108 MIN.

With: Kris Kristofferson Cheryl Ladd Daniel J. Travanti Robert Joy Al Waxman Lloyd Bochner

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