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Timebomb (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  25 May 1991 (South Korea)
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When someone tries to murder watchmaker Eddy Kay, the incident triggers a barrage of nightmares and flashbacks into a past that isn't his own. Fearing for his sanity, Eddy contacts ... See full summary »

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Eddy Kay / Oliver Dykstra
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Dr. Anna Nolmar
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Ms. Blue
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Mr. Phillips
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Col. Taylor
Raymond St. Jacques ...
Det. Sanchez
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Mr. Brown
Jim Maniaci ...
Mr. Grey
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Mr. Redd
Carlos Palomino ...
Mr. Green
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Mr. Black (as Ray Mancini)
David Arnott ...
Stan
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Sharon Schaffer ...
Woman with Baby
Harvey Fisher ...
Dean Jordan
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When someone tries to murder watchmaker Eddy Kay, the incident triggers a barrage of nightmares and flashbacks into a past that isn't his own. Fearing for his sanity, Eddy contacts psychiatrist Dr. Anna Nolmar for help. Anna thinks he's hallucinating until another attack proves the dangers are all too real. The two of them go on the run, trying to discover the truth about Eddie's past and true identity before it kills them. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Rated R for graphic violence, strong sensuality, and for sporadic strong language | See all certifications »
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The studio wanted Chuck Norris or Jean-Claude Van Damme to play the role of Eddy Kay. Avi Nesher fought to keep Michael Biehn and Biehn even took a pay cut to show his dedication to the picture. See more »

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As Eddie leaves Dr. Nolmar's building with her he gets out the elevator and turns to the front door, seeing the men hunting him he turns back. In this short period of time the elevator has delivered her to the basement and returned. The door opens immediately he presses the call button. See more »

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Dr. Anna Nolmar: Eddiiiiiiiieee!
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Never again will common criminals be licensed to act in the name of this country.
30 August 2005 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

**SPOILERS** Living a quiet life in L.A as a mild mannered watch repair man Eddie Kaye, Michael Biehn, one evening becomes Superman when he rushes into a burning apartment building saving a mother and her infant from curtain death.

Eddie doesn't know it but he's really not Eddie Kaye he's Oliver Dykstra and at the same time he was supposed to be dead for years but a person watching the TV news that evening Col. Taylor, Richard Jordan, does. He's was the one who had Oliver brainwashed and given a new name and memory, as Eddie Kaye, and now realizing that he's still alive is responsible for Eddie's being terminated like he should have been years ago.

High powered action/thriller "Timebomb" lacks a cohesive storyline with Eddie on the run with pretty Dr. Anna Nolmar, Pasty Kensit, his psychoanalyst who he got to know while he was repairing her late fathers expensive watch. Always on the run throughout the film the couple are chased by Col.Taylor's mind-controlled goons from L.A to Mexico to Arizona an finally back to L.A at the Duke Hotel for the final showdown between Eddie and the entire Taylor goon squad.It turns out that Eddie, or Oliver Dykstra in an other life, couldn't be corrupted by Col. Taylor & Co. to murder innocent people who the Colonel and his bosses high in government feel are a threat to "National Security".

Discarted and thrown away in a garbage dump Eddie miraculously survived and lived a quite and uneventful life until he came to the rescue of the woman and child in that burning building and since then he life was never the same again. Escaping from Taylor's men to Mexico Eddie realizes why he's a marked man when he sees a newspaper headline about Dean Jordan, Harvey Fuller, who's running for Attoreny General of the United States. Eddie then realizes that that's the main reason that he's to be killed as soon as possible ;to stop him from preventing Jordan's assassination at the Duke Hotel that coming Sunday.

Better then average action sequences with a wild shoot-out in a darkened and almost deserted porno theater with the porn flick still being projected on the screen as the bullets are flying and bodies dropping, what was the projectionist doing? was he asleep or on his lunch break? The final scene at the Duke Hotel was really something to see with all the light shut off as the assassin team with infra-red eyeglasses zero in on the guest speaker, Dean Jordan, for the kill.

Eddie saves the day, and Dean Jordan's life, by taking on the entire hit-team and slugging it out with them in the lobby and on the roof of the hotel with L.A police detective Sanchez, Raymond St. Jacques, coming to Eddie's aid just in the nick of time. The movie did touch on things back in 1990 that are very real today about a out of control government feeling that it's above the law and can do no wrong. As long as it has the power to control and intimidate those who dare to criticize or expose it.

The one thing that really disappointed me more then anything else in the movie "Timebomb" was the fact that Robert Culp, who played L.A's communications chief Phllips, was given top billing yet Culp was in less then two minutes of "Timebomb's" hour and a half screen time.


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