Deadly government assassin Sebastian Dellacourt botches a job and ends up in prison. His only way out is to do one final job and infiltrate a dangerous militia led by delusional Arno Taylor, who wants to overthrow the US government.
Low-budget film about a young man given a mystical medallion by an Aztec shaman, in order to become a puma-empowered champion like his father before him. In trying to initially locate the ... See full summary »
Alberto De Martino
Walter George Alton,
Miguel Ángel Fuentes
Rogue Vietnam War vets led by their old commander Sloan try to steal some diamonds, but mysterious Megan Marlow steals them first. Sloan sends his men after her, but rogue cop Jack Cates, who's partner was murdered by Sloan, helps her.
Michael J. Valentine,
Sean P. Donahue
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
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Contrary to popular belief, the woman at the 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 »
Matthew Paul speculates that if he put $100 in the bank then traveled 100 years into the future, "the interest alone would make you a millionaire." He'd have to deposit much more than $100 to get rich off the interest. No bank offers an interest rate that would yield $1 million of interest from $100, even after 100 years. See more »
[after Matt has been fired]
At least they didn't shoot you this time.
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Location Ice Cream Provided By Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. See more »
Whether or not you're a fan of 'Back to the Future', it's hard to argue
against it being a good movie; it's a perfect example of how a
time-travel movie can work. A torn-up poster for 'Back To The Future'
shows up in this movie, representing -- probably unintentionally --
what the makers of 'Tangents' (aka 'Time Chasers') did to the
time-travel formula. Then again, the movie was made in 1994, but it
looks -- and sounds -- like it was actually shot at least ten years
earlier, so maybe they achieved some sort of time-travel after all.
Start with an aggressively unappealing leading man. I mean, what woman
doesn't love gangly, whiny, lantern-jawed, butt-chinned, mullet-men
with giant Coke-bottle glasses? Well, prepare to tough it out, ladies,
cuz that's our hero ("Hey, movie? I wanna see your supervisor, movie;
this will NOT stand!").
Second, add a leading lady who -- while not entirely unattractive --
personally embodies many '80s clichés: big hair, too much makeup, two
different plaids ("Oh, man! I'm a naked robot and even I know that's a
fashion no-no."), shoulder pads, acid-washed mom-jeans, etc.
Throw in a Michael Medved look-alike who wears pink blazers and white
pants, a painfully transparent villain who talks like Mortimer Snerd
and has an office that looks like a circus-themed library, and evil
henchmen who seem to have nothing better to do than direct air traffic
("Oh, so they're the really NICE evil guys!"). That's our cast, folks.
I don't want to spoil the plot, but since I've yet to figure out
exactly what the plot IS, I'm not too worried about it. In fact, it
would probably be less time-consuming for you to just track down a copy
of this movie and watch it yourself. If YOU figure out the plot, please
contact me; I'm curious.
I would strongly advise watching this movie with the help of the folks
at Mystery Science Theater 3000; I don't think it could stand on its
own... beer would probably help, too.
The film, 'Tangents': 3 stars -- they tried.
MST3K's 'Time Chasers' episode: 8 stars -- they succeeded.
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