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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikki Coghill ...
Peter Merrill ...
Zuryk / Committee Member
Tim Robertson ...
Sergeant McCarthy
Jim Holt ...
Thye Liew Wan ...
Damon Sanders ...
Tom Karpanny ...
Henry Salter ...
Peter Healy ...
Adrian Shirley ...
Don Barker ...
Terrayne Crawford ...
Tucker (as Terry Crawford)


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 <>

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Release Date:

3 December 1987 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

A Galaxis Harcosai  »

Box Office


AUD 8,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Ballard: These aren't plumbers you can bribe to have your bathroom fixed overnight, lady. They're killers.
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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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Incredibly disappointing
18 July 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

John Baxter is an absolutely brilliant short story writer and apparently a life-long student of films, so I was very interested to see what his only screenplay was like. I simply could not believe that he came up with such a piece of total crap. There is nothing to recommend in this film.

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