IMDb > Time Chasers (1994)
Time Chasers
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Time Chasers (1994) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
2.3/10   2,654 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 8% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Time Chasers on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
17 March 1994 (USA) See more »
The Ultimate Time Transport must be Destroyed to Save the Future... See more »
An inventor comes up with a time machine, but must prevent its abuse at the hands of an evil C.E.O. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
It could be worse, but not much. See more (86 total) »


  (in credits order)
Matthew Bruch ... Nick Miller
Bonnie Pritchard ... Lisa Henson
Peter Harrington ... Matthew Paul

George Woodard ... J.K. Robertson
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)
Gary Thompson ... Nicky's Dad
Roberta Strauss ... Gilda Heintz
Perry Tuttle ... Ground Controller
Terry Travers ... Hangar Guard
Shawn O'Neil ... Gate Guard
Paul Clifford ... Gen Corp. Security
Thaddeus Lorentz ... Plane Crash Investigator
Lee D. Jones ... Sheriff
Brian Pendleton ... Fisherman
Bruce Nelson ... Fisherman
Mike Reczek ... Guy with Car
Alex Dunn ... Hologram Preacher
Vicky A. Bourn ... Worshipful One

Carolyn Palmer ... 50's Waitress
Bette Fredette ... 50's Housewife
Bill Owens ... Gen Corp. Executive
Sharry Underwood ... Gen Corp. Executive

S. Lue McWilliams ... Gen Corp. Executive
Lori Brown ... Gen Corp. Executive
Bob Emerick ... Crash Site Firefighter
Nancee Barney ... Crash Site Firefighter
Ralph Minard ... Crash Site Firefighter / Gen Corp. Guard
Duff Grey ... Airport Rescue Driver
Paul Vitagliano ... Limo Driver
Paula Wallace ... Banner Journalist
William Wallace ... Banner Journalist
Joseph J. O'Rourke ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Harley Squire ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Ruth Dana ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Jan Chapados ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Jill Jedrzejewski ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Johnny Jedrzejewski ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Christine Olson ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Crystal Bean ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Adam Ross ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Bill April ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Kevin Callahan ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Patricia Dana ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Tyler Dana ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Janna Jedrzejewski ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Wade Altman ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Diana April ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Laura Bean ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant
Rachel Prozeller ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant / Future Inhabitant
Tim Ahonen ... Future Inhabitant
William Campbell ... Future Inhabitant
Jason Smiley ... Future Inhabitant
Erin Darby ... Future Inhabitant
Colleen Greer ... Future Inhabitant

Matthew Greer ... Future Inhabitant
Jeff Haig ... Future Inhabitant
Darlene Hubacher ... Future Inhabitant
Douglas Jaffe ... Future Inhabitant
Charlotte Laird ... Future Inhabitant
Scott E. Cote ... Future Inhabitant
Eleanor Rodgers ... Future Inhabitant
Cyrus Rodgers ... Future Inhabitant
Laurie Corbin ... Future Inhabitant
Matthew Dishman ... Future Inhabitant
Geremiah Greer ... Future Inhabitant
Zachary Greer ... Future Inhabitant
Sean Harper ... Future Inhabitant
Jessica Hubacher ... Future Inhabitant
Aaron Reil ... Future Inhabitant
Ken Nicholson ... Future Inhabitant
Hilton H. Dyer III ... Revolutionary War Soldier
Richard Fisher ... Revolutionary War Soldier
Charles Correll ... Revolutionary War Soldier
Douglas Patraw ... Revolutionary War Soldier
Richard Church ... Revolutionary War Soldier
Darrell English ... Revolutionary War Soldier
John Didio ... Revolutionary War Soldier
John Rondeau ... Revolutionary War Soldier

John Rice ... Revolutionary War Soldier
Nancy Church ... Revolutionary War Soldier
Roger Hamel ... Gen Corp. Guard
Nick Spano ... Gen Corp. Guard
Chris Mayka ... Gen Corp. Guard
Robert Reiber ... Gen Corp. Guard
Teague Hunziker ... Gen Corp. Guard

Greg Tulonen ... Gen Corp. Guard
Tor Loney ... Gen Corp. Guard
Morgan McGee ... Gen Corp. Guard
Jeff Quesnel ... Gen Corp. Guard
Dennis Smith ... Gen Corp. Guard
Bob Welch ... Gen Corp. Guard
Robert Barrett ... Gen Corp. Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kerstin Karlhuber ... Destroyed Future Inhabitant

Directed by
David Giancola 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Giancola 

Produced by
Judith Allard .... associate producer
Barbara A. Beckwith .... associate producer
Peter Beckwith .... associate producer
Peter Beckwith .... producer
Barbara Giancola .... associate producer
Joseph Giancola .... associate producer
Peggy O'Neil .... producer
Original Music by
Alice Damon Kinzie 
Bill Kinzie 
Cinematography by
Mark Sasahara 
Film Editing by
Ace Giancola 
Andrew Wilson 
Costume Design by
Carolyn Palmer 
Makeup Department
Stacy Dyer .... makeup artist
Production Management
Stacy Dyer .... production manager
Ruthellen Weston .... production manager
Special Effects by
Craig Buzzell .... special effects
Anne Chamberlain .... special effects
Ron Marcus .... special effects
Jim McPhee .... special effects
Jim Walton .... special effects
Matthew Bruch .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chuck Harding .... assistant camera
Pepper Brooks .... special thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tangents" - (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
See more »
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: In the opening sequence, Nick reaches into the plane with his left hand to retrieve the floppy disk. He retrieves the disk with his right hand, but when Nick pulls his hand back out, the disk isn't there.See more »
Nick:I never should have joined the physics club in high school.See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
It could be worse, but not much., 16 April 2005
Author: ptrschckl ( from Detroit-ish, Michigan, USA

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (86 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Back to the Future Iron Man Thrill Seekers Source Code The Transformers: The Movie
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb bottom 100 movies IMDb Sci-Fi section
IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.