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Time Chasers (1994)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi | 17 March 1994 (USA)
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 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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According to David Giancola, Castleton State College (now Castleton State University) 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 was shown on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). See more »

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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 changes into a Commodore Amiga 2000, complete with separate keyboard, which was previously in Nick's living room. 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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Actually not bad, for a low-budget film.
30 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I feel badly for the actors and directors of this film who may come across this site's comments about it, which was fairly well done - for a low-budget film.

All the criticisms about the film are true: The evil CEO's office in an apparent library, the antique computer with outdated floppy disks, and the fairly wooden acting are all valid criticisms. But what do we expect, Spielberg? Lucas? I'm sure they could have taken this film to greater heights, but let's give it its due.

Think about it. The plot line was clever. How many ways can you go into the past? Car, stationary machine, plane? But the "future" portrayed here was embarrassing. Frankly, I thought they had gone BACK in time to 1984! Surely, they could have done better than that. Even in 1994, people knew what types of technologies to expect in the near future. Why not portray even one laptop?

I enjoyed the revolutionary war reenactors, but I think a "twist" of an ending would have been cute, and could have salvaged some of the film. What if, when they returned, everyone had British accents, including the evil CEO of a now-British conglomerate. Think about it.

So, here's my "director's cut" of this film: 1. Allow the lead actor to drive a car (better chase scenes) 2. Use a real computer - at least use the right sized disks 3. Cut the "ditching bicycles" scene (it's only 3 seconds long) 4. Show a better, more plausible future 5. Shorten the "bad future" scene, and shoot it at night, or in the fog, to make it look REALLY ominous, and 6. Make the final scene important (as I said above).

Until then, my rating is 4.


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