Millennium is a 1989 science fiction film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Robert Joy, Brent Carver, Al Waxman and Daniel J. Travanti. The original score was composed by Eric N. Robertson.
Millennium is based on the 1977 short story “Air Raid” by John Varley.
A U.S. passenger airliner in 1989 is about to be struck from above by another airliner on a landing approach. The pilot handles the plane as well as he can while the first officer goes to check on the passenger cabin. He returns to the cockpit yelling, “They’re dead! All of them! They’re burned up!”
Bill Smith is a National Transportation Safety Board investigator hired to investigate the collision and subsequent crashes. He and his team are confused by the first officer’s words on the cockpit voice recorder, as there is no evidence of a fire before the crash.
Meanwhile, a theoretical physicist, Dr. Arnold Mayer, has a professional curiosity about the crash, which borders on science fiction. In a lecture, he talks about the possibility of visits from time travellers.