In 1939, the longtime girlfriend of a daredevil Army Air Corps test pilot is in an accident that renders her comatose. Grief-stricken, he volunteers to be frozen alive for a year in a cryogenics experiment, in the hopes that she will have recovered by the time he is ready to be thawed out. But his body remains in a deep freeze for 50 years until two children accidentally revive him. As the pilot attempts to cope with all the technological and cultural developments that have occurred during his sleep, he hurriedly tries to find the scientist who froze him and the woman he left behind.
Shot in Technicolor in Los Angeles and Point Arena, Mendocino County, California.
Began shooting February 11, 1992; completed May 8, 1992. Released in USA December 16, 1992.
Released on video June 9, 1993.
The screenplay was purchased for an estimated $2 million.
"...Gibson is good enough to give the film substance....Curtis also is attractive as Claire..." - 12/16/1992 New York Times, p.C17
"...Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis have some very sweet scenes together. Gibson in particular is good at finding the right balance of innocence and mischief for this material..." - 12/16/1992 Chicago Sun-Times, p.47