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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Time is just about the only thing he won't waste. See more »


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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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2.35 : 1
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Australian actor Tom Burlinson landed the top-billed male lead role after his earlier successful 1980s star turns in such Aussie movies as Windrider (1986), Phar Lap (1983) and The Man from Snowy River (1982). See more »


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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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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Confusing and drab
31 May 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Tom Burlinson and Carrie Fisher are sent back in time from the 41st century to late 20th century Australia to thwart their cyborg enemies the Jen Diki-who are costumed like Vikings and have major nasal congestion problems into the bargain.Fisher is sidelined early through injury and Burlinson's main ally becomes a fetching young geologist with whom he develops a relationship Bags of noisy action but the budget restrictions are all too evident and its Stateside stars Fisher and Stockwell have essentially dispensable roles with too little to do

Only really suitable for die hard science fiction nuts

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