A television movie based on the futurist story by William Shatner.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Jewers ...
Von Flores ...
David Hemblen ...
Prof. Kittridge
Sonja Smits ...
Catherine Blythe ...
Ed Sahely ...
Ogden Swires


After four years, Jake Cardigan is prematurely awoken from his fifteen year cryogenic punishment to a world very different than the one he knew. Much more than before 'Tek', the highly-addictive electronic designer narcotic of the 21st century, seems to be prevalent. His wife has divorced him and disappeared together with their son. He wants them back and he wants justice for those undercover policemen who were murdered by unknown conspirators which led to his imprisonment for a crime he did not commit. He links up with his ex-partner Sid Gomez, now also an ex-cop, and they go to work for the mysterious Bascom who owns and runs the giant Cosmos security corporation. Their first job is a seemingly easy missing persons case trying to locate a missing scientist who may have developed a crystal to destroy Tek chips. The more the two men investigate the more the dark and powerful forces of the hidden Tek lords are sent to thwart them. What is the connection between this case and his ... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Release Date:

23 January 1994 (USA)  »

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TekWar: The Movie  »

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William Shatner first conceived the idea of TekWar while directing Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). See more »


Beth Kittridge: I'm an android. A Level 10.
Jake Cardigan: At least.
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Referenced in Father Ted: Night of the Nearly Dead (1998) See more »

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Luvved it!
3 June 2002 | by (Uppsala, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I really loved this! The effects was pretty good, and the ideas was fresh enuff. I may be some years old (and it shows, if not *that* much), but still really worth a look (and maybe a purchase). RECOMMENDED!

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