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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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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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25 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Minutemen: Viajantes do Tempo  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the scene where Zeke and Charlie are running back to the vortex, Charlie's goggles move from being on his left side to behind neck to his right side. The goggles keep moving back and forth. See more »

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[after Mr. Tolkan, who thinks Virgil and Derek are going to fight, orders them to follow him to his office]
FBI Agent: Everybody freeze, FBI!
[shows ID to Mr. Tolkan]
Mysterious Man: Stop, CIA!
[shows his own ID to Mr. Tolkan]
Man - Bureau of Weights and Measures: Bureau of Weights and Measures.
[shows his own ID to Mr. Tolkan]
Virgil Fox: [to the latter agent] In the future, you should probably go first.
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Written by Antonina Armato, Tim James, AJ Michalka (as Amanda Joy Michalka),
Aly Michalka
Performed by 78violet (as Aly & AJ)
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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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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