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The Time Guardian (1987)

PG  |   |  Action, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  3 December 1987 (Australia)
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In the distant future, the human race nears extinction and a new race of beast-like creatures rule the earth. The few surviving people live in the City, a huge protected construction with ... See full summary »

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Ballard
Nikki Coghill ...
Annie
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Boss
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Petra
Peter Merrill ...
Zuryk / Committee Member
Tim Robertson ...
Sergeant McCarthy
Jim Holt ...
Rafferty
Thye Liew Wan ...
Sun-Wah
Damon Sanders ...
Smith
Tom Karpanny ...
Tracker
Henry Salter ...
Prenzler
Peter Healy ...
Wayne
Adrian Shirley ...
Counihan
Don Barker ...
Undertaker
Terrayne Crawford ...
Tucker (as Terry Crawford)
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In the distant future, the human race nears extinction and a new race of beast-like creatures rule the earth. The few surviving people live in the City, a huge protected construction with the ability to travel in both space and time. The City travels back to our time to save humanity... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Earths last hero fights a desperate battle to save the future... and the past. Pray he's not too late. See more »


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3 December 1987 (Australia)  »

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A Galaxis Harcosai  »

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AUD 8,000,000 (estimated)
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6 years later, Carrie Fisher's "Star Wars" co-star Mark Hamill would star in another low-budget time travel film which was also an rip-off of "The Terminator". 1993's "Time Runner", which he stars a space fighter pilot who travels back through time to prevent an alien invasion, when the Earth is attacked by alien invaders and change the future. See more »

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Annie Lassiter: Tell me more, Ballard.
Ballard: About the City?
Annie Lassiter: Yeah.
Ballard: You'd be amazed. The technology's enormous. We've got powers your time only dreams about.
Annie Lassiter: No, I mean, the people. Are they different?
Ballard: They still fight and squabble, and try very hard to outdo each other. I guess they're not very different.
Annie Lassiter: And what about men and women?
Ballard: They fall in and out of love, marry and divorce, argue over the children... what?
Annie Lassiter: I'm pleased.
Ballard: Why?
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

This Time I Know
Music by Allan Zavod & Bobby Martin (as Robert Martin)
Lyrics by Bobby Martin (as Robert Martin)
Produced by Allan Zavod
Sung by Angry Anderson
Courtesy of Mushroom Records
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Maybe if more work had been put into the script and direction...
30 September 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

While "The Time Guardian" is never actively bad enough to annoy or anger viewers, more likely than not viewers will be disappointed with it. The biggest fault is with the script. For one thing, while the story (sort of) makes sense in the beginning, by the end of the movie viewers will be downright confused with the many details that were vague or necessary but simply not there at all. Also, the big stars of the movie, Dean Stockwell and Carrie Fisher, are wasted in minor roles that have no real impact to the rest of the movie. And the major characters aren't that interesting or fleshed out well. But the script is not the only thing to blame. The movie is directed in a manner that sorely lacks urgency and excitement. As it is, the movie just plods along in a casual manner. Is there anything of merit in the movie? Well, for a movie that cost just a fraction of a major Hollywood movie, the sets, costumes, and assorted special effects do look pretty good. But a pretty look does little when you don't care about the characters or story.


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