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Clockstoppers (2002)

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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
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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

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The adventure of a lifetime, in a few mere seconds. 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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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,108,333 (USA) (29 March 2002)

Gross:

$36,985,501 (USA) (26 July 2002)
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Trivia

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

When the men from QT are searching the house, and Zak walks in we see Jenny and Kelly on the couch. Kelly is frozen in the middle of throwing a pretzel into her mouth. Her head is clearly moving from side to side. In the next shot, the pretzel is gone. 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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Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

A Song for Everyone
by Damon De La Paz, Adam Lewis & William Salazar
Performed by Fenix TX
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Made for children, but still a fun movie.
28 April 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I've always been fascinated with the idea of stopping time, so when I saw the trailer, I was really interested in seeing the movie. Anyhow, the movie was actually really cool and had some REALLY cool ideas. I really liked the idea that they weren't actually stopping time, they were just slowing it down REALLY slow.

The main reason I wanted to see the movie was for the special effects and I wasn't let down, the special effects were spectacular and lots of fun.

As far as acting goes, I thought all the actors did a find job. I liked Jesse Bradford, French Stewart, Michael Biehn and last but certainly not least, Paula Garces. I was really impressed with Paula's beauty, she is a quite a beautiful woman and predict a great future for her. I can't wait to see her next project.

As far as story-line goes, I thought it was pretty darn good and rather smart. There were a few things that I could have done without, but I can deal. One part that really struck me as odd was when he (Jess Bradford) was in the bathroom at the hospital and he was trying to get the watch (time-stopper) to work. While he was in the bathroom the bad guys slow down time and come walking into the hospital and suddenly you see Jesse disguised as a cop and then as soon as the baddies walk by Jesse takes off running. I assume he got the watch to work momentarily, but that doesn't really make sense because later in the movie he gives it to French Stewart so he can repair it and get it working again. I just think that one scene could have been explained better and it would have been quite easy to do.

One little movie trivia tid-bit that I noticed in the film was when Francesca and Zak are having fun with the watch and she says "Make it so Number One". That is a reference to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Captain Picard always said that to Commander Riker (aka Number One). This is interesting, because "Clockstoppers" is directed by Jonathan Frakes, who plays Commander Riker in Star Trek.

I hope you enjoyed the movie as much as I did. It's not a superb sci-fi movie, but it's fun and it's got lots of cool things to look at and some fun ideas. Thanks for reading,

-Chris


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