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Timecop (1994)

Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.

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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

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

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16 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eisvoli sto parelthon  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,064,625, 18 September 1994

Gross USA:

$44,853,581

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,646,581
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While riding in the sled which will transport him into the future, Jean-Claude Van Damme takes out a stick of Black Black chewing gum, a Japanese brand. During 1994, Van Damme appeared in television commercials for Black Black chewing gum in Japan. See more »

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At the beginning of the film, when the time traveler asks the Confederate soldiers to give him the gold, one of the soldiers repeatedly refers to him as "y'all." No actual Southerner would use "y'all" as a singular; it is uniformly plural. See more »

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Walker: There is never enough time.
Melissa: Time for what?
Walker: To satisfy a woman.
Melissa: Then you never want to miss an opportunity.
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TIME WON'T LET ME
Written by Chet Kelly and Tom King
Performed by The Smithereens
Produced by Ron Fair and Bennett Kaufman
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, of BMG Music
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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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