A teenager accidentally activates a machine that enables him to speed up his body so that other people seem to be standing still.


Jonathan Frakes


Rob Hedden (story), Andy Hedden (story) | 5 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Bradford ... Zak Gibbs
French Stewart ... Dr. Earl Dopler
Paula Garcés ... Francesca
Michael Biehn ... Henry Gates
Robin Thomas ... Dr. Gibbs
Garikayi Mutambirwa ... Meeker
Julia Sweeney ... Jenny Gibbs
Lindze Letherman ... Kelly Gibbs
Jason George ... Richard (as Jason Winston George)
Linda Kim ... Jay
Ken Jenkins ... NSA Agent Moore
Esperanza Catubig ... Ticket Agent
Jennifer Manley ... Security Officer
Scott Thomson ... Tourist Dad
Deborah Rawlings Deborah Rawlings ... Tourist Mom


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Freeze the future See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


When Zak, Francesca and Meeker are on their way back from the dance party, Meeker jokingly says "Let's dress Coach Wells up like Britney Spears." This is a reference to H.G. Wells, author of "The New Accelerator" aka the Sci-Fi story in which this film was based on. See more »


At the beginning of the movie, Zak uses a digital camera to take a picture of the manual typewriter which has its left side facing the camera. Seconds later, the image on his computer screen is of the typewriter with its right side facing the camera. See more »


Dr. Earl Dopler: I need the room number for Dr. Gibbs.
Night Manager: And you are?
Dr. Earl Dopler: [placing $100 on desk] In a hurry.
[Places $200 more on desk]
Night Manager: I'll see what I can do.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, you will hear the tick-tock clock. See more »

Alternate Versions

Although the cinema version was intact the UK DVD was cut by 4 secs by the BBFC to remove a 'potentially dangerous imitable technique' (an aerosol can being punctured with a knife) for a PG rating. See more »


Referenced in The Polar Express (2004) See more »


Know My Name
by Ralph Sall and Keith Thornton
Performed by Kool Keith
Produced by Ralph Sall
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User Reviews

A good movie with a twist of fun!
17 March 2002 | by nysunshine23See all my reviews

This is a good movie to see for all ages! It's funny, and has a good plot to it. The actors are pretty good as well. I think that this movie deserves 4 stars! If you like movies with adventure, comedy, and fun, you should see "Clockstoppers". I encourage everyone out there to see this movie soon.

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Release Date:

29 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clockstoppers See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,108,333, 31 March 2002

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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