Ticker (2001)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  23 June 2001 (Japan)
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After a San Francisco detective's partner is murdered by Northern Irish terrorists, the officer joins the bomb squad in order to bring them to justice.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Glass (as Steven Segal) (as Steven Slowhand Segal)
Claire Manning
Det. Art 'Fuzzy' Rice
Lilly (as Chilli)
Michael Halsey ...
Captain Spano
Mimi Rose ...
Tish Daniels ...
Angie, Uniform Cop
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Ray Nettles, a San Francisco detective, and his partner Fuzzy must take on to one of the most dangerous terrorist gangs in the city. When one of the terrorists, the beautiful scientist Claire Manning is arrested, Swann, the leader of the terrorists, claims he will explode bombs throughout the city if she will is not released. Because of the possible bloodshed, Nettles calls for the help of explosives expert Frank Glass... Written by Laurens Koehoorn <laurens.koehoorn@planetinternet.be>

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When the countdown hits zero, you're dead. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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23 June 2001 (Japan)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Albert Pyun hates this film and has publicly apologized for it several times. He says Nu Image suddenly cut of his funds half way through shooting before taking it from him and splicing it with archive footage before releasing it. Pyun has since made an unofficial release of his drastically different director's cut. See more »


Swan was driving a BMW but the car that was blown up was not a BMW. See more »


Glass: [to Nettles] Understand that death is just another stage on the playground.
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It wasn't always like this.
10 September 2003 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Disclaimer: I like Albert Pyun's films. But "Ticker" is awful. I don't know how it could have happened. OK, I suppose I do know how it happened. It was, after all, pretty easy to spot the doubles used for the actors in over half the film, as well as the bad looping accompanying it. The opening stock footage sequence and endless shots of the bomb-disarming (or is that 'device-treating'?) robot in action didn't help the picture any either. This was a low budget effort, only it was a low budget effort made in a terrain unfamiliar to Pyun – Los Angeles. Even in a "bad" Pyun film (Omega Doom, Blast, Nemesis 4), there is that familiar Pyun style that makes the experience palatable. But in this case, if it weren't for the appearance of various Pyun players (Weisser, Malcon, Halsey, and a lunchbreak cameo by Ice-T), I would have never been able to tell that "Ticker" was directed by Pyun. There was no thought put into this one whatsoever, it seems. I'm more apt to believe what was implied on the director's commentary, that over-the-hill-and-then-some action guru Steven Seagal had more to do with the production of this movie than Pyun did. Yes, I did listen to the commentary. And if I didn't feel like an hour and a half were stolen from my life beforehand, I felt twice the impact after viewing it with the audio track. My advice to others: if you feel the masochistic desire to see the DVD, and have any interest at all in the commentary, just watch it with the commentary the first time and get it done with. You won't miss a thing from the movie, as minutes – nay, entire chapters – go by without either of the guys saying a word. I'm not sure why they even bothered with a commentary; it's fairly obvious how this movie was "made".

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