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Tangents (1994)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  17 March 1994 (USA)
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An inventor comes up with a time machine, but must prevent its abuse at the hands of an evil C.E.O.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Bruch ...
Bonnie Pritchard ...
Peter Harrington ...
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Michael J. Valentine ...
Cabbie
Jim Rohn ...
Richter
Ted Pendleton ...
Gris
Becky Fenton ...
Becks
Jack McGinnis ...
Mick
Martin Guigui ...
Marty
Peter Beckwith ...
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Ilene Blackman ...
Newspaper Editor
Daniel Nelson ...
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Emily Nelson ...
Lis
Margaret Daly ...
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Nick creates a time machine out of an airplane and a Commodore-64, and shows it to his friends by taking them 50 years into the future. Nick sells the technology to Gen-Corp, a high-tech firm run by J.K. Robertson, whose office is in the mezzanine of a shopping mall. Robertson, however, turns out to be Evil, and uses the time machine to plunder the future. With the lives of himself and his friends at stake, Nick needs to use his time machine to travel a week back in time and convince himself not to give the demo to Robertson. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Trivia

According to director David Giancola, Castleton State College provided several free t-shirts for the film, thinking they would be hot items after they were featured in a movie. That happened a few years later, when the film premiered on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). See more »

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Robertson's Uzi vanishes and reappears as he flees through the woods. See more »

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[after Matt has been fired]
Nick: At least they didn't shoot you this time.
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Thank God for MST!
10 November 1999 | by (Lancaster, PA) – See all my reviews

This is another cinematic failure that would be stealing our time if it weren't for those wonderful, talented people at MST3K. This movie is about a physics professor(yeah right!) who invents a time machine(a plane which flies through really bad computer graphics). He is supposed to go visit other time periods with it, but it seems the past and future look a lot like today except with very slight, cheap modifications. The villain is a CEO who wants to use the machine for evil purposes. The movie makes little hint that he is a evil character from the beginning. He also talks funny. MST made great fun of this movie, and their episode featuring it is one of my favorites.


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