Biggles: Adventures in Time is a 1986 American science fiction adventure film.
|Biggles: Adventures in Time|
|Biggles: Adventures in Time|
|Producer||Kent Volwin |
|John Groves |
W.E. Jones (characters)
|In the main|
|Neil Dixon |
Alex Hyde White
|Film company||Compact Yellowbill, |
|A country|| Great Britain |
Jim Ferguson gets through a hole in time in 1917 to France on the fields of the First World War , where he meets the pilot Biggles. He saves him from death and also suddenly comes back.
He manages to find out that he and the Biggles are temporary doubles who are transferred to each other in time at the time of the threat to life. Now, along with Biggs, Jim will have to fight with the Germans who want to change the course of history with the help of a secret superweapon working on ultrasound . The heroes manage to destroy the German "death machine" with the help of a police helicopter , which failed in time with them.
At the end of the film, Jim, standing at the altar at his own wedding, is again transported in time to help his friend, captured by the Guinean cannibals and appears there at the most opportune moment.
James Bigglesworth, nicknamed the Biggles, is a fictional pilot and adventurer , the main character and character in a series of adventure books about the Biggles written for young readers by W.E. Jones (1893-1968). Biggles first appeared in the story White Fokker , published in the first issue of Popular Flight magazine, and again as part of the first Biggs storybook, Camels Go (both 1932). Until his death in 1968, Jones continued to write "The Books on Biggles", and as a result the series amounted to almost a hundred volumes, including novels and storybooks, most of which had a common setting and time.
- Neil Dixon - James "Biggles" Bigglesworth
- Alex Hyde White - Jim Furgison
- Fiona Hutchinson - Debbie
- Peter Cushing - Colonel William Raymond
- Marcus Gilbert - Eric von Stahlhein
- William Hutkins - Chuck
- Helen Polonsky - Bill
- Director: John Hugh
- Producers: Kent Volwin, Pom Oliver
- Screenwriter: John Groves, Kent Volwin, Captain W.E. Jones
- Operator: Ernest Vinci
The film used several aircraft. These included Stampe SV.4 , which is controlled by Biggles, and Boeing-Stearman , which is controlled by its main rival von Stahlhein. Both of these biplanes actually date back to the 1930s, since piloting and supporting aircraft from World War I was considered overly expensive. The Stampe was controlled by Stuart Goldspink, while Stearman was piloted by former World War II pilot bomber John Jordan.  Several genuine World War I aircraft from the Shuttleworth collection , including the Avro 504 and the LVG C.VI, are also used in ground scenes. The planes were based at the Old Warden airfield in Bedfordshire , and flight scenes were also held there. 
The film includes a scene where Biggles lands a Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter on a train platform while the train is moving. This was shot on the railway of the Nene Valley and, apparently, such a trick was performed for the first time. It took 15 takes before the director made sure that everything went well. The helicopter was piloted by the famous stunt pilot Mark Wolf  . The JetRanger used for filming was destroyed in an accident in January 1989  . The Sopwith Pup biplane, shown at the beginning of the film, was specially built by Skysport Engineering  and hung on a crane for filming. During filming, the cable holding the biplane burst, which led to its breakdown. Due to the lack of spare parts, repair was not possible, and the scene was rewritten. [five]
The sequence of aerobatics was of great interest to aviation enthusiasts so much that scenes about shooting scenes appeared in specialized magazines 
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