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Issue: Spring 2003

Millennium movie review

Bill Smith (Kris Kristofferson) is an air crash investigator who has just met a rather lovely woman, Louise Baltimore (Cheryl Ladd). But Louise is more than she seems, and she knows more about the crash than she is willing to reveal. Also investigating the crash is a renowned physicist (Daniel J. Travanti), a man who is asking some very strange questions.

Written by John Varley, and based on the premise of his excellent short story Air Raid, Millennium is a compelling piece of science fiction.

Well-paced and well-performed, Millennium rises above mere special effects with its believable characters and love story (well, except for [spoiler]).

Movie poster, Millennium; Festivale film review

Movie poster, Millennium
We've Been Expecting You.

Interesting in concept, it's well worth a look. Recommended.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 25 August 1989
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Title: Millennium (1989)
Written by: John Varley (short story "Air Raid") John Varley (screenplay)
Directed by: Michael Anderson
running time: 108 mins

The Players: Cheryl Ladd, Kris Kristofferson, Daniel J. Travanti, Maury Chaykin

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