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Timecop (1994)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Sci-Fi  |  16 September 1994 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Turn back the clock, and you're history. 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)

Company Credits

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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 Walker's ex-partner Atwood is shown in 1929, a fight breaks out in the office and a lamp is broken. The lamp has a frosted light bulb. Frosted Light Bulbs weren't invented until many years later. See more »


Sarah Fielding: I really could care less whether you like me or not, but you don't know a thing about me. I was with IA for two years, I'm field-rated in weapons and tactics, and speak three languages. Impressed?
Max Walker: I'm blown away.
Sarah Fielding: I read the Atwood file.
Max Walker: You didn't mention you could read.
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Referenced in Waiting for Guffman (1996) See more »


Written by John Sidel and John Loggia
Performed by Fudge Factory Inc.
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turn back the clock before van damme's career was history
5 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

kicks? check

punches? check

signature semi-nude van damme splits? check

van damme playing multiple roles? check

'Pete' from MacGyver? check

time travel police going back in time wearing futuristic uniforms labeling themselves as Time Enforcement Commission officers indicating to those in the past that time travel will one day be possible even though TEC code 40.8 subsection 9 strictly forbids time travel with intent to alter the future as a crime punishable by death? check

Van Damme takes a break from his usual tournament-style fare to bring us a movie based around a story rather than a series of jump kicks. I won't repeat the synopsis you can read on IMDb. What I will say is that this is honestly the single best movie of Van Damme's career. It made a solid attempt at a story, it had decent special effects and sound effects, the acting was as good as van damme gets, and the action was good. Perhaps if he had made a few more of this caliber he might have become a more stable box office draw rather than the queen of straight to video punch-and-kick drivel.

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