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Release Date:
22 May 1985 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tim Thomerson ... Jack Deth

Helen Hunt ... Leena
Michael Stefani ... Whistler / Detective Weisling

Art LaFleur ... McNulty (as Art La Fleur)

Telma Hopkins ... Engineer Raines

Richard Herd ... Chairman Spencer

Anne Seymour ... Chairman Ashe
Miguel Fernandes ... Officer Lopez (as Miguel Fernandez)
Biff Manard ... Hap Ashby

Peter Schrum ... Santa Claus (as Pete Schrum)
Barbara Perry ... Mrs. Santa Claus
Brad Logan ... Bull
Minnie Summers Lindsey ... 'Mom' (as Minnie Lindsay)

Richard Erdman ... Drunken Wise Man
Wiley Harker ... Dapper Old Man
Alyson Croft ... Baby McNulty

Michael McGrady ... Chris Lavery
Ed McClarty ... Jerry the Punk (as Edward McClarty)
Don Ross ... Security Guard
Michael Heldebrant ... Boy with Santa
Kymberly Sheppard ... Newswoman (as Kim Sheppard)
Steve Jensen ... Butthead (as Steve 'O' Jensen)
Nicky Beat ... Butthead
Tony Malone ... Butthead
Lantza Krantz ... Butthead
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Kelly ... Punk Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Band 
Writing credits
Danny Bilson (written by) and
Paul De Meo (written by)

Produced by
Charles Band .... producer
Debra Dion .... associate producer
Original Music by
Phil Davies 
Mark Ryder 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ted Nicolaou 
Casting by
Anthony Barnao 
Production Design by
Jeff Staggs 
Art Direction by
Christopher Amy 
Set Decoration by
Gregory Melton 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects artist: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
Everett Burrell .... special makeup effects artist: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries
Mitch Devane .... special makeup effects artist: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries (as Mitch De Vane)
Karen Kubeck .... makeup department head
Claudia Thompson .... assistant makeup artist
Claudia Thompson .... hair stylist
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... executive in charge of production
Nancy Israel .... production manager
Peter Manoogian .... executive in charge of production
Brad Arensman .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Aron Warner .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Betsy Magruder .... first assistant director
Robert Roda .... second assistant director
Art Department
Gary R. Bailard .... assistant props (as Gary Bailard)
Tom Brighton .... construction crew
Jay Burkhardt .... kluge artist
Raymond Camaioni .... construction crew (as Ray Camioni)
Frank Darabont .... art department assistant
Kelly Deco .... set painter
Frank Lademan .... art department assistant (as Frank 'Live Amo' Lademan)
Guy Pohlman .... art department assistant (as Guy Puhlman)
Craig Schmitt .... set dresser
Liz Shaner .... set painter
Richard Singletary .... art department assistant
Cyd Smyllie .... property manager (as Cyd Smillie)
Olivia Villaluz .... assistant to art director
Diana Allen Williams .... set dresser
Chris Woodward .... construction coordinator
Kelly Deco .... scenic paint foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... mixer
Robert Alsheimer .... dialogue editor
G.W. Brown .... dialogue editor
Gordon L. Day .... mixer
Flash Deros .... boom operator
John Kwiatkowski .... sound effects editor
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound mixer (as Jonathan Stern)
Howard Wilmarth .... mixer (as Howard Wilmart)
Special Effects by
John Carl Buechler .... special effects makeup
John Naulin .... miniatures (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
David Allen .... stop-motion animator (uncredited)
Howard Burger .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Jay Burkhardt .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Mitch Devane .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Mike Menzel .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Gene Winfield .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Dan Bradley .... stunt player
Scott Alan Cook .... stunt player
Jadie David .... stunt player
Christopher Doyle .... stunt player (as Chris Doyle)
Donna Evans .... stunt player
Donna Keegan .... stunt player
Rob King .... stunt player (as Robert King)
Ray Lykins .... stunt player (as Ray Likens)
Camera and Electrical Department
Victor Abbene .... best boy grip
Herb Ault .... best boy grip
David Boyd .... first assistant camera
Billy Desmond .... grip
Bob Field .... electrician (as Robert Field Jr.)
Kevin Galbraith .... best boy electric (as Kevin Gailbraith)
R. Michael Givens .... second assistant camera (as Michael Givens)
Melinda Sue Gordon .... still photographer
Scott Guthrie .... gaffer
Amy C. Halpern .... electrician (as Amy Halpern)
Ron McCausland .... key grip (as Ronald McCausland)
Rick Rothen .... electrician
Philip Sloan .... second grip
Michael Stocks .... grip
Larry Thomas .... grip
Casting Department
Janet Cunningham .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathie Clark .... costume designer: futuristic costume
Harold O'Neal .... assistant costumer
Jill M. Ohanneson .... contemporary costumes
Editorial Department
Brad Arensman .... associate editor
Bill Brame .... associate editor
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... apprentice editor (as Kimberly Voigt)
Thomas Meshelski .... assistant editor (as Tom Meshelski)
Location Management
James Gierman .... location manager
George Herthel .... location scout
Music Department
Richard Band .... music supervisor
Tom Villano .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Billy Desmond .... driver
Dusty Saunders .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
Tyler Bensinger .... production assistant
Steve Cassling .... production assistant
Lisa Chino .... production assistant
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Amanda J. Flick .... special projects (as Amanda Flick)
Scott Flor .... production assistant
Glenn Gaylord .... assistant production auditor
Jill Gurr .... script supervisor
Jeff Holder .... craft service
Michael Holt .... production assistant
Robert Lange .... production counsel (as Robert M. Lange)
Suzan Lowitz .... script supervisor (as Susan Lowitz)
Kelly Elder McGowen .... production assistant (as Kelly Elder McGowan)
Cathy Mickel Gibson .... production auditor (as Cathy Mickel-Gibson)
Steven Pomeroy .... set production assistant (as Steve Pomeroy)
Mitchell Rubenstein .... craft service
Reginald Rutherford .... production manager: second unit
Aron Warner .... production coordinator
David Campbell Wilson .... production assistant
Gene Winfield .... futuristic cars: Winfield Special Projects
Marlene Hajdu .... set decors (uncredited)
Marc E. Spivey .... insurance broker (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Future Cop" - Australia (video title), Philippines (English title)
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76 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Belgium:KNT/ENA (video rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #27593) | West Germany:16

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The pro-ball tooth that Ashby spits out was Biff Manard's actual tooth. Tim Thomerson gave Manard money after the shoot to get the tooth repaired.See more »
Boom mic visible: While Deth is talking to Leena about whether or not to visit the noisy club below them, the boom mic can be seen over Thomerson's head.See more »
[first lines]
Jack Deth:Last January, I finally singed Martin Whistler out on one of the rim planets. Since then, I've been hunting down the last of his murdering cult. We call them "Trancers:" slaves to Whistler's psychic power. Not really alive, not dead enough. It's July now, and I'm tired. Real tired.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Necropolis (1986)See more »
Jingle BellsSee more »


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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Superb 80s Sci-Fi, 4 September 2005
Author: alex-999 from Ireland

I remember renting this superb Sci-Fi movie back in the late 80s. I'd only had a VCR for about a year and this renting video titles lark was still very exciting for me. Trancers was one of my favorites at the time and still is to this day. It stood the test of time. Speaking of time, that's what this movie is all about. Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson in great form) travels back in time to stop Whistler who created the kill-crazy 'Trancers.' A terrific sci-fi action movie that, despite being low-budget, never fails to thrill. I haven't been able to find it on DVD as yet but I'm ever alert. I hope to get it and its 5 sequels in a box-set. If not I'd happily settle for 'Trancers' on its own...

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