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Timecop (1994)

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Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.

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Peter Hyams

Writers:

Mark Verheiden (screenplay), Mike Richardson (story) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Walker
Mia Sara ... Melissa
Ron Silver ... McComb
Bruce McGill ... Matuzak
Gloria Reuben ... Fielding
Scott Bellis ... Ricky
Jason Schombing ... Atwood
Scott Lawrence ... Spota
Kenneth Welsh ... Utley
Brent Woolsey Brent Woolsey ... Shotgun
Brad Loree ... Reyes
Shane Kelly Shane Kelly ... Rollerblades
Richard Faraci Richard Faraci ... Cole
Steven Lambert ... Lansing (as Steve Lambert)
Kevin McNulty ... Parker
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Storyline

When the ability to travel through time is perfected, a new type of law enforcement agency is formed. It's called Time Enforcement Commission or TEC. A cop, Max Walker, is assigned to the group. On the day he was chosen, some men attack him and kill his wife. Ten years later Max is still grieving but has become a good agent for the TEC. He tracks down a former co-worker who went into the past to make money. Max brings him back for sentencing but not after telling Max that Senator McComb, the man in charge of TEC, sent him. Max has his eye on McComb. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

They killed his wife ten years ago. There's still time to save her. Murder is forever... until now. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Timecop See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,064,625, 18 September 1994

Gross USA:

$44,853,581

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,646,581
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

2004 Max's hairstyle was partially influenced by Wolverine from the X-Men comics. See more »

Goofs

When McComb travels back in time to the factory to prevent the deal he made 10 years earlier from happening, Walker kicked him in the face, the scare on the face then appears on the future McComb, this suggests events that happen in the past alter the future. Yet when past/future McComb touch and are therefore destroyed, the future is not changed. Because past McComb no longer exists, the future events would never happen and the entire house scene would not occur at all. This entire scene makes no logical sense because of this. See more »

Quotes

[to his younger, slimmer, self]
McComb: Do yourself a favor: lay off the fucking candy bars.
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Alternate Versions

The film was initially censored to receive a more commercially viable M rating for its theatrical release in Australia. The opening sex scene between Van Damme and Mia Sara was slightly cut and the final confrontation between Van Damme and one of Ron Silver's heavies where Van Damme repeatedly pistol whips the villain was censored to one hit. These cuts were restored for the MA VHS and DVD release. See more »

Connections

References Test Pilot (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?
Written by Robert Lamm
Performed by Greg O'Connor
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Highly Entertaining, Despite the Cliches and the Inconsistencies
22 December 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When time travel was developed by a scientist in 1994, there was the need to create the Time Enforcement Commision (TEC) under the control of Senator Aaron McComb (Ron Silver) to protect the past from modifications. The police office Max Walker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is invited to join the TEC, and when his wife Melissa (Mia Sara) is murdered by strangers, he accepts the invitation to work under the command of Eugene Matuzak (Bruce McGill). In 2004, Walker is assigned to capture his former partner Lyle Atwood (Jason Schombing) that is manipulating the stock market in 1929. Atwood tells that he is working for Senator McComb, who is a powerful politician that is running for president. Atwood prefers to die and does not confess that McComb is a criminal. Now Max knows the truth but McComb is changing the past and Max does not know how stop him.

"Timecop" is a highly entertaining film, despite the clichés and the inconsistencies. Most of the scenes are written to explore Van Damme´s skill with fights. Ron Silver performs his usual villain roleand is very effective. But better of turn your brain off and enjoy "Timecop". My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Timecop - O Guardião do Tempo" ("Timecop - The Guardian of Time")


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