2000 Years Later (1969)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy Drama, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Adventure, Fantasy Comedy  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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John Abbott, a citizen of Ancient Rome, is transported against his will to the 20th Century. No sooner has he landed in Tinseltown than he's pounced upon by opportunists and sharpsters. Ad man Terry-Thomas exploits Abbott for marketing purposes, while gorgeous Lisa Seagram hopes to use the hapless Roman as a launching pad for her own showbiz career. There's a lot of comic talent in 2000 Years Later--in addition to Terry-Thomas, the film features Edward Everett Horton, Pat Harrington Jr. and Casey Kasem. In keeping with its title (in a manner of speaking), the film fares well as a 1960s time capsule, with cameo appearances by such icons of the decade as singer Monty Rock III and designer Rudi Gernreich.

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time-travel, cultural-shock, exploitation, messenger, opportunist, fad, Hollywood, marketing, modernity, soldier, talk-show, warning, television