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Clockstoppers (2002)

A teenager accidentally activates a machine that enables him to speed up his body so that other people seem to be standing still.

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Zak Gibbs
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Dr. Earl Dopler
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Francesca
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Dr. Gibbs
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Meeker
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Jenny Gibbs
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Kelly Gibbs
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Richard (as Jason Winston George)
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Jay
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NSA Agent Moore
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Ticket Agent
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Tourist Dad
Deborah Rawlings ...
Tourist Mom
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Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been finding a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on, something very strange happens. The world around him seemingly comes to a stop; giving the effect that everyone has come to a stop. Zak quickly learns how to manipulate the device, and he and his quick-witted, beautiful new friend, Francesca, have some real fun. What they soon realize, though, is they are not alone in hypertime. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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What if you had the power to stop time? See more »


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Rated PG for action violence and mild language | See all certifications »

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29 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Ajanpysäyttäjät  »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,108,333 (USA) (31 March 2002)

Gross:

$36,985,501 (USA) (28 July 2002)
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The plot was inspired by H.G. Wells' 1901 story "The New Accelerator," about a scientist who develops a drug enabling him to move so fast that no one can see him. From his viewpoint, everyone else seems frozen in time. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Zak uses a digital camera to take a picture of the manual typewriter which has its left side facing the camera. Seconds later, the image on his computer screen is of the typewriter with its right side facing the camera. See more »

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Dr. Earl Dopler: [points screwdriver at Zak] Give me the watch!
Zak Gibbs: Or what? You'll adjust me to death?
Dr. Earl Dopler: [laughs] "Adjust me to death." That's great. Give me the watch.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, you will hear the tick-tock clock. See more »

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References Smokey Bites the Dust (1981) See more »

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Rush Hour
Written & Performed by Shiny Dime
Courtesy of The Hollywood Edge Music Library
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Although Being a Screenplay Full of Flaws, It Entertains
11 November 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Zak Gibbs (Jesse Bradford) is a teenager, son of Dr. Gibbs (Robin Thomas), a brilliant scientist. He wants to buy a car, but the attention of his father is to his own research work. Zak likes Francesca (Paula Graces), a new student from Venezuela. One day, Zak finds by accident a watch developed by Earl Dopler (French Stewart), a former student of Dr. Gibbs, with capability of accelerating time. Henry Gates (Michael Biehn), the villain of the story, stole this research and wants to make lots of money with this device. Zak and Francesca will face lots of adventures due to this finding. The screenplay of this film has lots of flaw, but anyway it entertains. There are lots of inconsistency in the story, but if the viewer do not pay attention to these details, may have some fun. The special effects are very reasonable. Teenagers are certainly the public-target of this movie. My vote is six.


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