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Timecop -- 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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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
16 September 1994 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
They killed his wife ten years ago. There's still time to save her. Murder is forever... until now. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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A well rounded sci-fi action movie See more (104 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Peter Hyams 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mark Verheiden (screenplay)

Mike Richardson (story) &
Mark Verheiden (story)

Mike Richardson (comic series) and
Mark Verheiden (comic series)

Produced by
Moshe Diamant .... producer
Todd Moyer .... co-producer
Richard G. Murphy .... associate producer
Sam Raimi .... producer
Mike Richardson .... executive producer
Mark Scoon .... associate producer
David A. Shepherd .... line producer
Robert G. Tapert .... producer (as Robert Tapert)
Marilyn Vance .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Hyams (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Steven Kemper 
 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
 
Production Design by
Philip Harrison 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Hudolin 
 
Set Decoration by
Annmarie Corbett  (as Ann Marie Corbett)
Rose Marie McSherry 
 
Costume Design by
Daniel J. Lester  (as Dan Lester)
 
Makeup Department
Janice Alexander .... hair stylist (as Janice R. Alexander)
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist
Julie McHaffie .... hair stylist
Margaret Solomon .... makeup artist
Andy Clement .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Natalie Cosco .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Vince Heileson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Morgan Beggs .... second assistant director (as Morgan James Beggs)
David Klohn .... trainee assistant director
Ella Kutschera .... third assistant director
Jack Frost Sanders .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John G. Anderson .... construction buyer
Jeff Bender .... scenic painter
Brent Bennett .... set dresser
Rob Boulet .... scenic painter
Doug Byggdin .... draftsman
Gordon Clapp .... set dresser
Cat Dougan .... scenic painter
Kevin Dubois .... stand-by painter
Dean Eilertson .... assistant props
Al Gunn .... stand-by carpenter (as Allen Gunn)
Sheila Haley .... assistant art director
John Hamilton .... lead hand painter
Doug Hardwick .... construction coordinator (as Douglas Harwick)
Alex Kameniczky .... draftsman (as Alexander Kameniczky)
Barry Kootchin .... head scenic artist
Philip Lunt .... greensman (as Phillip P. Lunt)
Glenn MacDonald .... set dresser
Malcolm MacLean .... lead hand painter
Mike McLeod .... construction foreman (as Michael McLeod)
Neil McLeod .... assistant props
Sam McMaster .... lead carpenter
Syd Mead .... visual consultant
Dale Menzies .... lead carpenter
Peter Mills .... set decorator buyer
Roxanne Narver .... art department trainee
Bjorn Ollner .... product designer
Steve Pooley .... signwriter
Roderick Thomas Quin .... sculptor: picture car (as Roderick Quin)
Joanne Quirk .... assistant set decorator
Jan Reeves .... scenic painter
Gillian Richards .... lead hand painter
Tom Robertson .... scenic painter
Brian Shell .... construction foreman
Michael J. Siver .... greensman
Peter Stoffels .... set dresser
Grant Swain .... property master
David Willson .... construction coordinator
James T. Woods .... art department color consultant (as J.T. Woods)
Vaughan V. Baker .... signwriter (uncredited)
Lubor Cencak .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Paul Jenkinson .... set dresser (uncredited)
P.K. MacCarthy .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Jeff MacIntyre .... scenic carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Neal J. Anderson .... sound editor
Eric Batut .... production sound mixer
Bob Beher .... sound editor
Ed Callahan .... sound editor
Clint Deboer .... assistant sound editor (as Clint DeBoer)
Dean Drabin .... foley mixer
Chris Glyn-Jones .... boom operator
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Laura R. Harris .... sound editor (as Laura Harris)
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Amy S. Hoffberg .... sound editor (as Amy Hoffberg)
Constance A. Kazmer .... adr editor
Pamela G. Kimber .... first assistant sound editor
A. Elizabeth Tobin Kurtz .... assistant sound editor
Kathy McCart .... sound recordist
Brian McPherson .... sound effects designer
Anthony Miceli .... sound editor (as Tony Miceli)
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer (as Frank A. Montano)
Glenn T. Morgan .... dialogue supervisor
Mark Ormandy .... sound editor
Joseph Phillips .... sound effects designer (as Joseph K. Phillips)
Bruce Richardson .... supervising sound editor
Gary Ritchie .... sound recordist
Susan Ritter .... assistant sound editor (as Susan M. Ritter)
Sebastian Salm .... cableman
Patrick N. Sellers .... sound editor (as Patrick Sellers)
Jeff Watts .... adr editor
Pamela Jule Yuen .... sound editor (as Pamela J. Yuen)
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Lee Dragu .... adr editor (uncredited)
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound designer (uncredited)
David Kneupper .... sound designer (uncredited)
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Glenn T. Morgan .... adr supervisor (uncredited)
John Rice .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Woody Lawhon .... special effects
Don Leask .... special effects (as Don B. Leask)
Clay Scheirer .... special effects
Michael Steffe .... special effects
Tim Storvick .... special effects (as Tim Storvik)
John Thomas .... special effects coordinator
Joel Whist .... special effects (as Joel Shist)
Kevin J. Andruschak .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Claude Bouchard .... special effects rigger (uncredited)
Dan Cervin .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Terry Sonderhoff .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Carol Ashley .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Cheryl Budgett .... visual effects crew: VIFX (as Cheryl Lynn Budgett)
Sara DeCesare .... visual effects crew: VIFX
John 'D.J.' Des Jardin .... digital supervisor: VIFX (as John Des Jardin)
Tony Diep .... visual effects crew: VIFX (as Tony Dongles Diep)
Gus Duron .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Antoine Durr .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Gian Ganziano .... visual effects crew: VIFX (as Giancarlo Ganziano)
Scott Giegler .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Francine 'Freddi' Gitelman .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Rhonda C. Gunner .... visual effects producer: VIFX
Bryan Hirota .... visual effects crew: VIFX (as Brian Hirota)
Richard E. Hollander .... visual effects producer: VIFX
Eric Jennings .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Andy Kopra .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Greg Kozikowski .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Harry Lam .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Gregory L. McMurry .... visual effects supervisor
Zeke Morales .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Rick Newsome .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Mike Norville .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Todd Outten .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Jerry Pao .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Scott D. Peterson .... visual effects crew: VIFX (as Scott Peterson)
Thom Randmaa .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Cliff Richardson .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Ha Ngan Roda .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Tom Shaughnessy .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Kathi Spencer .... visual effects crew: VIFX
David Stump .... visual effects crew: VIFX
John C. Wash .... visual effects producer: VIFX
Alison Yerxa .... visual effects crew: VIFX
One Danny Yoon .... visual effects crew: VIFX
Tim Donahue .... art director: VIFX (uncredited)
Richard Kilroy .... model builder (uncredited)
Fireball Tim Lawrence .... visual effects concept artist (uncredited)
Ethan Phillips .... gaffer: visual effects unit (uncredited)
Andy Rosen .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Guy Bews .... stunts
Sonja Davis .... stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunts
Bill Ferguson .... stunts
Jim Finkbeiner .... stunts
Delaina-Lu Gamblin .... stunts
Jason Glass .... stunts
Alex Green .... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Glenn Randall)
Fiona Roeske .... stunts
Trish Schill .... stunts
Mark Stefanich .... stunts
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunts
Brent Woolsey .... stunts
Mitchell Dean .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Dunn .... co-stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Ernie Jackson .... stunts (uncredited)
Jacob Rupp .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Stefanich .... stunt double: Jean Claude Van Damme (uncredited)
Melissa R. Stubbs .... co-stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunt double: Mia Sara (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Bowen .... rigging electrician
Richard Buckmaster .... electrician (as Richard 'Bucky' Buckmaster)
Stephen S. Campanelli .... Steadicam (as Stephen Campanelli)
Stephen S. Campanelli .... camera operator (as Stephen Campanelli)
Bradley S. Creasser .... first assistant camera (as Brad Creasser)
Paul Cunningham .... electrician
David J. Dawson .... grip (as Dave Dawson)
Les Erskine .... gaffer
Dale Garrison .... rigging gaffer (as Dale 'Tiny' Garrison)
Aris Georgiopoulos .... camera department trainee
Barb Harwood .... second assistant camera
John G. Helme .... best boy electric (as John Graham Helme)
Elizabeth House .... camera department trainee
Gaetan Jalbert .... rigging gaffer
Nick Kuchera .... key grip
Joseph Lederer .... still photographer (as Joe Lederer)
Wayne MacConnell .... camera operator
Alan MacKinnon .... electrician (as Alan Mackinnon)
Jill MacLauchlan .... first assistant camera
Klaus Melchior .... video playback
Shawn Milsted .... electrician
Christian Murray .... grip (as Christian J. Murray)
Rob Parisien .... video playback
Larry Portmann .... second assistant camera
John Sanderson .... video playback
Rick Stadder .... dolly grip
Attila Szalay .... camera operator
Christopher Tammaro .... camera operator
Jim Wallace .... first assistant camera (as James Wallace)
Gary J. Williams .... best boy grip (as Gary Williams)
Ken Young .... rigging grip
William R. Dalgleish .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Clyde Miller .... assistant camera: aerials and Wescam camera (uncredited)
David Norris .... camera technician: Wescam camera (uncredited)
A.J. Vesak .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lynne Carrow .... casting: Canada
James Forsyth .... extras casting
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Wendy O'Brien .... casting assistant (as Wendy O'Brien Livingstone)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debbie Douglas .... costume supervisor
Patricia Hargreaves .... costumer
Karen L. Matthews .... costume designer: Canada
Diana Patterson .... costumer
Vernon White .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jessica Ellen Brown .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Jeff Gullo .... associate editor
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Steve Roberts .... assistant editor
Brandon Willenberg .... post-production assistant (as Brandon T. Willenberg)
 
Music Department
Thomas A. Carlson .... music editor (as Tom Carlson)
Sandy DeCrescent .... scoring contractor
Billy Gottlieb .... assistant to music supervisor
Dell Hake .... orchestrator
Stephen Krause .... scoring engineer
Ken Kugler .... music conductor
Ken Kugler .... orchestrator
Frank Macchia .... music preparation
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor
Mary Ramos .... assistant to music supervisor
Bill Abbott .... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
Marc Bonilla .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Marc Bonilla .... musician: electric guitar (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Brent Brooks .... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Seth Wittner .... music proof reader (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Blue Angus .... transportation captain
Don Briscoe .... driver
Pat Carman .... picture vehicle coordinator
Tom Evans .... driver
Larry Hafichuk .... driver
Rick Harasyn .... driver
Kim Harmer .... transportation captain
Gordon Heibein .... driver
Jennifer Horner .... driver
Darryl Jensen .... driver
Joe Lehnert .... driver
Murray Mills .... driver (as Murray R. Mills)
Fred Moroz .... driver (as Fred W. Moroz)
Terry Newton .... driver
John Pederson .... driver
Chuck Scorgie .... driver
Robert Sinclair .... driver (as Bob Sinclair)
Rob Vreugde .... transportation coordinator
David Weston .... driver (as Dave Weston)
 
Other crew
Patrick Bartolo .... production assistant
Kevin Butler .... assistant location manager
Mandy Butler .... assistant accountant
Lauro Chartrand .... stand-in
Carey Crone .... personal trainer: Mr. Van Damme
Jude Elliot .... assistant: Mr. Diamant
Michael Evans .... security
Leslie Graham .... stand-in
Sam Green .... post-production accountant
Gary Greene .... promotional consultant
Tim Haughian .... assistant location manager (as Timothy S. Haughian)
Mindy Heslin .... location production assistant (as Melinda Heslin)
Iva Hlinomaz .... production accountant
Helen Hrescak .... assistant production coordinator
Spencer Hyde .... craft service
Spencer Hyde .... first aid
Alex Keter .... assistant: Mr. Diamant
Catherine Lough Haggquist .... stand-in (as Catherine Lough)
Stephanie Ludwig .... assistant chef
Perry Marriott .... security
John Mavrogeorge .... location production assistant
Mary Ellen McKnight .... caterer
Don Munro .... production assistant
Kristie Noonan .... assistant: Mr. Van Damme
Rino Pace .... location manager
Jim Rankin .... craft service (as James W. Rankin)
Jim Rankin .... first aid (as James W. Rankin)
S. Steven Sach .... location production assistant (as Steven Sach)
Nina Saxon .... titles designer
Linda Sheehy-Brownstein .... production coordinator
Liv M. Storvick .... location production assistant (as Liv Storvich)
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in (as Stephen Tibbets)
Ladd Vance .... assistant: Ms. Vance
Kevin White .... promotional consultant
Toni Wilkes .... assistant: Mr. Hyams (as Toni L. Wilkes)
Christine Wilson .... script supervisor
Braden Wright .... publicist (as Darryl A. Wright)
Ian Zweig .... chef
Calvin Dean .... body double: Jean-Claude Van Damme (uncredited)
Willis Baxter Johnson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ted Smith .... boat wrangler (uncredited)
Paul Taglianetti .... video image coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Hajime Sorayama .... courtesy: sexy robot illustrations (as Majime Sorayama)
John Thomas .... in memory of
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, sexuality and language (Approved No. 33214)
Runtime:
99 min
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Sound Mix:
DTS | Dolby Digital (uncredited)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Agent Walker always runs or is in fast motion (such as falling) when entering/exiting time. Senator McComb walks when entering/exiting time. This signifies that one has plenty of "time" and the other doesn't.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Quotes:
Max Walker:There is never enough time.
Melissa Walker:Time for what?
Max Walker:To satisfy a woman.
Melissa Walker:Then you never want to miss an opportunity.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Heat Vision and Jack (1999) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
TIME WON'T LET MESee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A well rounded sci-fi action movie, 11 May 2012
Author: moviefanman76-blogspot-com from United States

Time travel is always a neat concept when it comes to movies. It also can be quite confusing. And because there are these too extremes to using this idea, only some people can use it wisely enough and not have the film involve too much time travel. Director Peter Hyams displays that he's one of those people who can handle this kind of situation. From start to finish, I was thoroughly sure I knew where and what was going on. I wasn't confused once. This shows Hyams had control of how much time travel was used in one instance.

Timecop is actually a generalization for the people who do the job, but focuses on the story of Max Walker (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a man who belongs to an institution of individuals who police time, based on a popular Dark Horse comic. As stated, time travel was discovered in 1994 and now there are people needed to prevent the past from being altered. One thing I didn't understand was that throughout the entire film, I only saw about two or three timecops. Where's everyone else? However, I only noticed this after the film had ended. I was too busy focusing on what was currently happening on screen.

Going back to Van Damme, I was somewhat skeptical about his performance, but in the end, I had much appreciation for it. However, my only complaint is that he reminds me of other actors. His voice sounds a little like Antonio Banderas, his fighting techniques and flexibility, which are impressive, look too much like Jackie Chan's style, and lastly he sports this Peter Weller hair-do as if he were playing Alex Murphy from RoboCop (1987) and not a timecop. I'm not saying this is bad but I was hoping Van Damme would come out as his own actor and not like someone else. Like I said though, Van Damme is cool when he's fighting and he also has some comical moments too. I liked the character of Max Walker, I just thought he'd be somewhat more original and not a knock- off of some other character.

Playing the villain, Aaron McComb, is Ron Silver, a corrupt politician who will do anything to make sure he's sitting in the president's chair by the end of the election. Even Silver has some unique moments where he lashes out at characters and then abruptly simmers down. This shows good characterization because it reveals what a loose cannon McComb is and why he's not fit for a president. Mia Sara portrays Max Walker's wife, Melissa Walker. I also think that the two actors made a good couple; too bad it wasn't real. Melissa definitely may not be a physically strong character, but she has a hardy spirit. As the film came to its finale, I had a fondness for her bravery.

The special effects are also fair game. There wasn't anything that seemed to be overloaded with CGI and the idea of "matter occupying two spaces at one time" is also another visual treat to see. The part where the film shows how the police go back in time was intriguing as well. It recalled what it was like to first watch Back to the Future (1985), with a speeding vehicle hurtling towards some wall and then suddenly disappearing with track marks ablaze. Mark Isham composed the score to this film. Sadly, I did not feel a whole lot from it but and maybe that's because there was no theme song to it. But it definitely was a soundtrack, because it wasn't noise like Keith Emerson's score from Nighthawks (1981). What a mess that was!

Peter Hyams' direction on the Dark Horse comic of a time traveling police officer not only boasts visuals, but also has a great story line. The characters are nicely acted and the action scenes are well played.

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