Minutemen (2008)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  25 January 2008 (USA)
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A comedy/sci-fi/adventure about three high school kids who invent a time machine to spare others just like them from the humiliation they've endured.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Jameson (as Chelsea Staub)
Jeanette Pachelewski
Vice Principal Tolkan
James Jamison ...
Agent Renquist
Jason Tatom ...
Charlie Fratto ...
Eugene von Hoserberg
Joe Pitti ...
Street Performer
Grunge Kid


A comedy/sci-fi/adventure about three high school kids who invent a time machine to spare others just like them from the humiliation they've endured.

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Minutemen: Viajantes do Tempo  »

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Vice Principal Tolkan is named for actor James Tolkan who played the similarly bald and bow-tied principal in Back to the Future (1985). See more »


The first day of school is said to be on September 3, 2005. However, Sept. 3, 2005 was actually a Saturday. See more »


Virgil Fox: The Minutemen must use their powers for truth and justice
Charlie Tuttle: Who's the Minutemen?
Virgil Fox: Us. The all important minutes of time. Cool, eh?
Charlie Tuttle: No.
Zeke Thompson: .Not really.
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References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »


Run It Back Again
Written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil
Produced by Matthew Gerrard
Performed by Corbin Bleu (uncredited)
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One of the best written of all the Disney TV movies
31 August 2008 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

This one is clever and funny and very well acted. The stories of time travel and and nerds becoming heroes have been done before, but seldom this well. The dialogue is fast-paced and funny, and unlike other teen comedies, is not totally dependent upon pop-culture references for its humor. The teen stars look like real high school students, and are not meant to look model perfect like in "High School Musical" or the "Cheetah Girls". (Okay, Chelsea Staub is the exception, but she's still perfect in her role). Like in real life, the good guys and the bad guys are not 100% good or evil, but are products of their decisions.

But more than anything, this is a very entertaining and fun, smart movie. If Disney had tweaked the special effects just a little, it could have been released in theatres, and I'd bet it would be a box office hit. Who knows? They are making a theatrical sequel to "High School Musical", why not "Minutemen"? I'd pay to see it. Well done.

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