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Russell Curtis by James P. Gannon

Russell Curtis by James P. Gannon

A young man is sent back in time. But then, his future self shows up and tries to change his past. His future self comes clean at 6:46…

Captain Russell Curtis has just made the first jump in time. But the moment he lands — and vomits from the gut-twisting journey — he meets his time-traveling future self, who’s in a panic.

They must work together to change the outcome of their future. But it’s not easy, especially when you’ve turned into a jerk.

Amiable and loose, this sci-fi comedy short riffs on 80s classics like “Back to the Future,” complete with endearingly lo-fi special effects. The short’s sharp writing is stuffed with profanities and pop culture references, and it’s anchored by nimble, verbally dextrous performances.

Entertaining and good-natured, “Russell Curtis” is like if Richard Linklater takes on Star Trek, with plenty of wit and verve.




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