Out of Time

Out of Time is a 1988 science fiction film directed by Robert Butler and starring Bruce Abbott and Bill Maher. It was a failed television pilot made into a television movie.


A cop from the year 2088 (Abbott) is transported back to 1988 while pursuing a criminal attempting to flee in a time machine, and enlists the aid of his legendary great-grandfather (Maher) in pursuing the crook. However, he finds that his grandfather is not yet the great cop hero/inventor who is revered in the future. Abbott must catch the criminal and help shape his grandfather into the man history recorded.

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    director Robert Butler
    events time travel
    genre science fiction
    keywords time machine
    musicBy Andy Summers
    productionCompany Out Of Time Productions Inc.
    publisher Columbia Pictures Television
    theme time