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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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Cast

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Zak Gibbs
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Dr. Earl Dopler
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Francesca
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Dr. Gibbs (as Robin Thomas)
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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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Security Officer
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Tourist Dad
Deborah Rawlings ...
Tourist Mom
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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29 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ajanpysäyttäjät  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£196,802 (UK) (11 October 2002)

Gross:

£342,424 (UK) (18 October 2002)
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Jonathan Frakes:  in the background as a janitor, behind Jesse as he looks for parts at the science symposium. See more »

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When Zak presses the button on the watch and a shock-wave is sent through the environment, it is only he who should be affected by the watch. See more »

Quotes

Vice Principal: [to bullies] That's a perfectly good trash can. Don't be throwing students at it.
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Abracadabra
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Performed by Sugar Ray
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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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