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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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Storyline

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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Turn back the clock, and you're history. See more »


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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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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£3,530,340 (UK) (24 February 1995)
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In the fight scenes in the last act of the film, Jean-Claude Van Damme's stunt double was used to create the illusion of the younger Max Walker. This was also done for Ron Silver's character of Senator McComb. See more »

Goofs

Walker's job is to prevent people using time-travel to alter the past, thereby changing the future; this is what he's trying to prevent McComb, the film's main antagonist, from achieving. However, when Walker himself travels through time, he does not hesitate to cause as much damage to his surroundings as humanly possible. When he travels back to 1928, for example, he beats up two security guards, fires a futuristic laser-cannon in front of a large crowd of people, then jumps out of a window with the criminal in tow, and disappears into a wormhole above a busy street in New York City. Doing these things would drastically alter history, but none of these events seem to have any noticeable effect on the future/present. See more »

Quotes

Senator Aaron McComb: When I'm in office it's going to be just like the 80's. The top 10% will get richer and the other 90% can emigrate to Mexico where they can get a better life.
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Referenced in The History and Allure of Time Travel (2004) See more »

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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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