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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 ...
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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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The Ultimate Time Transport must be Destroyed to Save the Future... See more »

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Time Chasers  »

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Contrary to popular belief, the "woman at fountain" is played by Vicky A. Bourn not Lisa Kudrow. Bourn, whose character is billed as "worshipful one" in the credits, was dating the producer at the time. See more »

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When J.K. and Nick arrive in 1777, the other Nick and Lisa have convinced the colonials to attack J.K.. Nick and Lisa have never met J.K. or anyone who would know that he's the bad guy. See more »

Quotes

[after Matt has been fired]
Nick: At least they didn't shoot you this time.
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I thought it was pretty good, for what it was...
9 October 2007 | by (Plainfield, IL) – See all my reviews

I think the only reason this movie has such a low rating is because it was featured on MST3K. Its has its share of cheesy performances and inexplicably ridiculous moments (as when the bad guys ditch their cars to chase after the hero on bicycles), but its main flaw is that its way too ambitious for its budget. I feel confident in asserting that, in spite of my never having been to the future, it will turn out much better than the one portrayed in this movie. But at least the trips to the past are bearable. The humor, if not laugh out loud hilarious, at least isn't embarrassing to watch for everyone involved. Time Chasers, aka Tangents, is probably the only MSTied movie I would ever consider watching without commentary by Mike and the bots. I mean, really, how can you say it's any worse than cringe-fest Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle? Heck, even the banal Roadhouse has a higher rating than this movie! I'm not saying it's a masterpiece, but come on, is there anything near as profoundly lame as the line, "Pain don't hurt" in this movie? No? Well, I rest my case.


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