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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 ...
Scalper
Ilene Blackman ...
Newspaper Editor
Daniel Nelson ...
Nicky
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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His mission is to save the future. But time waits for no man... See more »

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Time Chasers  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Nick: I never should have joined the physics club in high school.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time Chasers (1997) 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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