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Timecop (1994)

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An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.



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Scott Bellis ...
Brent Woolsey ...
Shane Kelly ...
Richard Faraci ...
Steven Lambert ...
Lansing (as Steve Lambert)


When the ability to travel through time is perfected, a new type of law enforcement agency is formed. It's called Time Enforcement Commission or TEC. A cop, Max Walker, is assigned to the group. On the day he was chosen, some men attack him and kill his wife. Ten years later Max is still grieving but has become a good agent for the TEC. He tracks down a former co-worker who went into the past to make money. Max brings him back for sentencing but not after telling Max that Senator McComb, the man in charge of TEC, sent him. Max has his eye on McComb. Written by

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They killed his wife ten years ago. There's still time to save her. Murder is forever... until now. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eisvoli sto parelthon  »

Box Office


$27,000,000 (estimated)


£3,530,340 (UK) (24 February 1995)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Max (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a policeman and his wife Melissa (Mia Sara) is McComb (Ron Silver). A nod to "Mad Max" about a policeman called Max whose wife and son are murdered. See more »


When Max is watching the home recording of Melissa, the time and date are displayed in the corner. The time never changes, even though Max watches for longer than a full minute. See more »


Lyle Atwood: [to Max] I can't tell you anything. He'll send somebody back to wipe out my grandparents. It'll be like I'll never existed. My mother, my father, my wife, my kids, my fucking cat.
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Referenced in Helix: Pilot (2014) See more »


Written by Robert Lamm
Performed by Greg O'Connor
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It's a Tapert/Raimi film - what's not to like?
6 June 2001 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Timecop is a pretty hilarious movie, and it has all the trademarks of a

Tapert/Raimi film (i.e., the guys who brought you Evil Dead, Hercules,

Xena, Jack of All Trades...). It's definitely a big-screen movie, but they have some fun, even including dialogue that pokes fun at Jean-Claude's at times unintelligible accent. There are some decent martial arts set pieces, they don't spend too long on the time travel aspects (which is about par for the course for the guys who did time travel in Evil Dead, Hercules, and Xena...). Ron Silver makes a suitably sinister villain, but Bruce McGill steals the show as the protagonist's somewhat befuddled but loyal boss. There are the usual holes that accompany any time travel story, and a weird ending. With the feel-good ending, no one seems to realize that Max won't recall the last 10 years of his married life and time raising his kid! Still, it's a pretty good, not too deep, enjoyable movie.

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