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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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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 ...
Scalper
Ilene Blackman ...
Newspaper Editor
Daniel Nelson ...
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Emily Nelson ...
Lis
Margaret Daly ...
Nicky's Mom (as Margaret Schenck)
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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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Saving the future before time runs out... See more »

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Trivia

J.K. Robertson's office is actually the foyer of a local opera house. See more »

Goofs

In initial shots, the time machine's computer is a Commodore 64 with a 1541 floppy disk drive, which is also generates the screens and provides voice synthesis. Later on, it inexplicably changes into a Commodore Amiga 2000, complete with separate keyboard, which was previously in Nick's living room. See more »

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Marty: Whoa, minutemen!
Nick: Correction, they are pissed minutemen!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Terminator 1991 Remake (2013) See more »

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Whatever, I suppose
2 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

That's what the director of this film had to be saying throughout it's making The story is set around Nick, a geeky teacher at Castleton college who invents a time machine using eight commador floppy disks and his plane. After Superdweeb sells his time machine to Bob Evil he discovers the FUTURE has been harmed. Will he be able to prevent the future for being ruined? Will he end up with Lisa? Will anyone really care?

The answer to the third question is...NO!! This film is horrid and so many flaws I'm lost. How in the world to the past self who is the present self know his future self who was really the present self know JK took him to 1777? With all the deaths they caused to the minutemen, shouldn't that have caused a time rip or something? Where did that gun come from on the fishing boat? What about the flying grandma? Shouldn't pilots pay attention to the sky? What was the point of making this film? And if it was for college, did they fail?

1/10 Why no zero available???


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