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A.P.E.X. (1994)

A time-travel experiment in which a robot probe is sent from the year 2073 to the year 1973 goes terribly wrong thrusting one of the project scientists, a man named Nicholas Sinclair into a... See full summary »

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Nicholas Sinclair
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Shepherd
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Natasha Sinclair
Marcus Aurelius ...
Taylor
Adam Lawson ...
Rasheed
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Dr. Elgin
Brian Richard Peck ...
Desert Rat
Anna B. Choi ...
Mishima
Kristin Norton ...
Johnson
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Gunney
Robert Tossberg ...
1973 Father
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1973 Mother (as Kathy Lambert)
Kareem H. Captan ...
Joey
Merle Nicks ...
Old Man
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Desert Child
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A time-travel experiment in which a robot probe is sent from the year 2073 to the year 1973 goes terribly wrong thrusting one of the project scientists, a man named Nicholas Sinclair into a plague ravaged alternate time-line whose war weary inhabitants are locked in a constant battle with killer robots which are automatically being sent there from Sinclair's lab. To escape this situation, Sinclair must find a similar time machine in this alternate world and prevent the disaster from ever happening. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Trapped in a future they didn't create. Fighting an enemy they cannot stop. See more »

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14 May 1994 (South Korea)  »

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Apex  »

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$49,601 (USA)
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Trivia

The 12-wheeled vehicle used in the film was created by Jefferies Automotive in Universal City, California. Only one was built at a cost of $300,000 in 1976. The Landmaster is powered by a 391 cubic-inch Ford industrial engine, and features a fully-functional, custom-built "tristar" wheel arrangement, which could actually help it "crawl" over boulders. It also used an innovative steering mechanism that guided the vehicle, not by the front wheels, but by "bending" the middle section with hydraulic rams to effect a turn. The Landmaster's bodywork was made with 3/8-inch steel plating, which helped it tip the scales at over 10 tons. It was so tough, in fact, that it survived a 25-foot jump during testing with no damage. As of today, the original "Landmaster" is alive and well, and is currently in the hands of a private collector who purchased it in 2005. It has been restored to its original condition as seen in the film. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Sinclair travels to 1973 but a 1975/1976 Jeep is being driven by the hippie family Sinclair encounters. See more »

Connections

References Damnation Alley (1977) See more »

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ME AND MY GIRL HE AND HER GUY
Written by Jim Goodwin
Performed by Wax Dummy
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Time paradox leads to Humanity's extermination by killer robots.
14 June 2002 | by (America) – See all my reviews

Scientists in the future attempt to stop an unstoppable plague before it starts by sending an Advanced Prototype Extermination Unit into the past. A family on vacation gets lost and wanders into the sterilization area, so one of the scientists goes through the time portal to try to save them. By doing so he becomes the original source of the infection in that time, having brought it there with him from the future. The resulting time paradox creates an endless loop where sterilization units are continuously sent into the past one after the other, and when the scientist returns to his own time Humanity is being overrun by roving bands of killer robots that are relentless and extremely hard to kill. And all of this is just the *beginning* of the movie! Don't miss this one.


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