Does the name Mike Nesmith mean anything to you? Hopefully you will remember him as the Monkee with the pompom knit hat. Turns out Mike did more than wait around for nostalgia reunions. He created Pacific Arts Video. He also found time to be a producer on three cult favorite films: Repo Man, Tapeheads and Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann. Now Timerider is coming to Blu-ray on March 19. The film is about a rider in the Baja 1000 zipping back a century in time. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
Lyle Swann (Henry and June‘s Fred Ward) is a champion off-road racer who accidentally gets zapped into a time-travel experiment and sent 100 years into the past! When a gang of brutal bandits steals his motorcycle, Swann must outsmart the local cowboys and submit to the desires of a beautiful outlaw woman (Belinda Bauer). Armed with only his wits and a map from an Exxon station, will Lyle Swann survive the Wild West and get back to his future?
Peter Coyote, L.Q. Jones, Ed Lauter and Richard Masur co-star in this cult film co-written and directed by William Dear (Harry and the Hendersons, Angels in the Outfield) and produced, co-written and scored by Michael Nesmith (Repo Man, Elephant Parts).
Joe Corey is the author of “The Seven Secrets of Great Walmart People Greeters.” This is the last how to get a job book you’ll ever need. He was Associate Producer of the documentary “Moving Midway.” He’s worked as local crew on several reality shows including Candid Camera, American’s Most Wanted, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and ESPN’s Gaters. He’s been featured on The Today Show and CBS’s 48 Hours. Dom DeLuise once said, “Joe, you look like an axe murderer.” He was in charge of research and programming at the Moving Image Archive.