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Time Changer
Time Changer
Actors: D. David Morin, Gavin MacLeod, Hal Linden, Jennifer O'Neill, Paul Rodriguez
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     2003     1hr 39min

The year is 1890 and Bible Professor Russell Carlisle has written a new manuscript. His book is about to receive an unanimous endorsement from the board members at Grace Bible Seminary until his colleague, Dr. Norris Ander...  more »


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Actors: D. David Morin, Gavin MacLeod, Hal Linden, Jennifer O'Neill, Paul Rodriguez
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Gerrie M. from POTSDAM, NY
Reviewed on 2/25/2014...
I thought this was a very interesting movie - shows how much our society has changed and not for the better. It made me think.
Teishia D. from TALLAHASSEE, FL
Reviewed on 1/5/2013...
Time Changer is a very exciting and Biblically accurate movie. This is the kind of movie that me and my whole family have watched
Over and over and are still looking forward to seeing it again, it is safe for children. That is a rarity in this day and age. Time Changer is a must see, the Christiano Brothers made another hit film.
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Movie Reviews

An Important Message of Our Age from the Past
shoutgrace | Charleston, WV United States | 09/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the history of film, few Christian movies have really made an impact with a profound message like 'Time Changer' has since it's release. It's a mixture in the genre of Christian, sci-fi and drama. In the year 1890 a Bible professor, Russell Carlisle (D. David Morin) has written a new manuscript, "The Changing Times." Carlisle's book is about to be unanimously endorsed from the Grace Bible Seminary board until his colleague Dr. Norris Anderson (Gavin MacLeod) raises an objection. If we remove Jesus' authority. There are no standard of living. Satan's goal is to remove Jesus Christ from human morality from all aspects of life. Dr. Anderson believes that what Carlisle has written could greatly affect the future of coming generations. Anderson persistance of a sceptical Carlisle journey into the future pays off. Using a secret time machine, Anderson transports Carlisle over 100 years into the future to the year 2002. In the future, Carlisle is offered a glimpse of where his beliefs will lead. Once Carlisle enterd into our present time, he experiences things that shock and dismay him. He meets Eddie Martinez (Paul Rodriquez), a good guy who says it's all he needs to get by. Carlisle quickly learn the way of modern society. He visits a modern day church and witnesses it's new doctrine of teaching. Carlisle also visits the University Library on the advisory of Dr. Anderson to meet and tlak with Michelle Bain (Jennifer O'Neill). His meeting with her is an eye-opener. In the meantime he meets with some other interested parties while attending a movie at a local theater. During their conversation, Carlisle gives these two fellows some lead about his past and a clue that send them in an investigative trail about Carlisle's mysterious origins. Back at the University Library, he lectures to a class and relates Dr. Anderson's teachings in relation to Jesus Christ. The teacher rebuts Carlisle and tells him that his lecture on religion is not allowed. With Carlisle's disappointed it was worser than he could imagine.Carlisle has another meeting with Michelle Bain while back in his room the undercover men break in to find his bible dated 1865. In his discussion with Ms. Bain, she tells him society's not built on biblical principles anymore (based on the ruling of the Supreme Court of 1962 ending school prayer). A sign of the times. People rely on their own goodness that can't save them. In relation to her own life, Bain had success but emptiness. She found God is patient. Her work at the library gave her a chance to tell people about Christ. Secular entertainment is the biggest tool Satan uses to mislead people. He desensitizes us through profanity, violence and sexual immorality. Even with cleaner morals, Satan is the deceptor who kept Jesus Christ from society. The fear of God is beginning of wisdom and if we don't what can we expect. A prayerful Carlisle sees his wrong. On his last night he's asked to speak at a church meeting. He shares with these people some matters of the heart. Matters of culture different from theirs. The lifestyle he observed was startling. He quotes from 2 Timothy 3:1-5. Society is blanant and open as much as in the days of Noah. Through his own fault we try to reform the teachings of the Lord without the Lord of the teachings. Jesus died for our sins. Our eternity depends on it. Society will go through troubled times. Carlisle leaves them in silence. He says goodbye to Eddie and gives him a bible and Christ's message. He hurries to the designated place of return. The men who had been following him show up. They're in for the surprise of their lives! He vanishes in the speed of light. Carlisle is back in 1890. He tells Dr. Anderson he was wrong in his thinking. Without Christ people are lost. Could he have witnessed the last days? Carlisle presented his new manuscript to the Seminary Board called "Time Changer." Time must change or time as we know it will end. Over 1900 years ago Christ came to save us and complete the task of salvation. How far could one go into the future to witness the last days? 2090-2080-2070-2060-? The future is in God's hands. A spectacular movie I highly recommend."
That was surprisingly GOOD!...
Dave | from Gondor | 10/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So how would YOU feel meeting a throw-forward from the 1890's? Or, how would you feel if you were transported forward 100 years into the future...Time Changer, an amazing new film directed by Christian producer Rich Christiano, is finally on DVD and home video. This movie is a surprisingly well produced and well done film by Five & Two pictures, and boasts some surprisingly big actors featured in the film.PLOT: Dr. Russell Carlisle (D. David Morin), a professor at Grace Bible Seminary, has just completed a new book entitled The Changing Times. He hopes to secure approval and endorsement from the board of directors at the Seminary. However, one board member, Dr. Norris Anderson (Gavin McLeod, of "Mary Tyler Moore" and "Love Boat" fame) disapproves of the work, on grounds of the book's premise that the teachings of Christ can be taught apart from the NAME of Christ. This disturbs Dr. Carlisle, and he resolves to fight the Unanimous rule the Seminary holds for any book endorsement. His efforts are rejected by the Dean of the college, played by Hal Linden (Of "Barney Miller" fame). Carlisle avoids Dr. Anderson for a while, despite Anderson's pleas for him to come to his home and discuss the matter. At last, Russell relents and goes to Norris's house, where Norris shows Russell his convenient time machine, located in his barn. (Those things DO come in handy from time to time) Norris rockets Russell more than a hundred years into the future to see the moral deprivation of the age. Russell is blown away by the absence of belief in Jesus in the world, let alone the culture shock of the 21st century. He realizes the terrible mistake he made in thinking God's moral law can be laid down without the authority of God's name behind it, when trying to law down this law and getting only "Says who?" in response.GOOD: Obviously, the film is a Christian film, and contains very, very little of what any movie goer might consider bad, unless the wholesome religious themes offend you. The quality of the film underscores the excellent production and effort that went into this movie. The fact that such big names as Gavin McLeod, Jennifer O'Neill and Hal Linden are featured in this film just goes to show you; Some actors can be Christians after all. The music and visual effects are very well done for the mood, especially when you consider that both areas were headed up by professional yet youthful gentlemen. BAD: As much as it pains me to say it, there are several moments where it appears that D. David Morin needs much more acting experience. It is unclear to me whether or not the strange and stoic action is an attempt to display the common character and attitude of the era, but it only serves to appear to me like any other bad actor I've seen. As far as any other objectionable material, there is none. No kid will be frightened by the brief special teleportation effects, I'm sure.THOUGHTS: This movie offers some important insight into the culture of today. Through gradual desensitization, things like nearly nude models in the mall don't bother us any more, or at least most of us. We attend movies that wouldn't be the choice of our Savior, if He were in the theater today. While sending an important message to born-again believers, it also sends the all-important message to non-believers, and doing it in an entertaining way. Purely from a quality standpoint, there are included theatrical trailers, as well as a great 57-minute behind-the-scenes feature.I must give this movie 7 ½ out of ten stars."
blueleprd_74 | IL, USA | 03/31/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I personally enjoyed this movie. Some parts of it (as in most movies) were dry, others were very well done. The message this movie sends to people, or at least to me, is that if you're going to say that something is wrong then you must state the reason it is wrong. In this movie they tell children not to do certain things because they are wrong, but not why and the main character finally realizes that he must tell them that Jesus said not to do them; that they are wrong and that is why he must not do those things. Today's society (the future in the movies case) was well portrayed and although we do not always agree with everything that they said is wrong in the movie like PDA and "white lies" it was still over-all one of the best "Christian/preacher/message" movies that I've seen in a long time. This movie sends a positive message and even if you don't agree with it it is there. The times have changed, but can you change the times?"