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The Time Guardian (1987)

In the distant future, the human race nears extinction and a new race of beast-like creatures rule the earth. The few surviving people live in the City, a huge protected construction with ... See full summary »

Director:

Brian Hannant

Writers:

John Baxter (screenplay), Brian Hannant (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Burlinson ... Ballard
Nikki Coghill ... Annie
Dean Stockwell ... Boss
Carrie Fisher ... Petra
Peter Merrill Peter Merrill ... Zuryk / Committee Member
Tim Robertson ... Sergeant McCarthy
Jim Holt Jim Holt ... Rafferty
Thye Liew Wan Thye Liew Wan ... Sun-Wah
Damon Sanders Damon Sanders ... Smith
Tom Karpanny Tom Karpanny ... Tracker
Henry Salter Henry Salter ... Prenzler
Peter Healy Peter Healy ... Wayne
Adrian Shirley Adrian Shirley ... Counihan
Don Barker Don Barker ... Undertaker
Terence Crawford ... Tucker (as Terry Crawford)
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In the distant future, the human race nears extinction and a new race of beast-like creatures rule the earth. The few surviving people live in the City, a huge protected construction with the ability to travel in both space and time. The City travels back to our time to save humanity... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Time is just about the only thing he won't waste. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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Carrie Fisher playing Petra in the movie and The Terminator (1984) seen on the television when the Jen-Diki kill the mechanic and his dog predicted Terminator Genisys (2015) and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) both being released in 2015 and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) and Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) both being released in 2019. Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars movies and the movie itself is a rip-off of The Terminator. Carrie Fisher passed away almost 30 years after The Time Guardian was released. See more »

Quotes

Annie Lassiter: Tell me more, Ballard.
Ballard: About the City?
Annie Lassiter: Yeah.
Ballard: You'd be amazed. The technology's enormous. We've got powers your time only dreams about.
Annie Lassiter: No, I mean, the people. Are they different?
Ballard: They still fight and squabble, and try very hard to outdo each other. I guess they're not very different.
Annie Lassiter: And what about men and women?
Ballard: They fall in and out of love, marry and divorce, argue over the children... what?
Annie Lassiter: I'm pleased.
Ballard: Why?
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Features The Terminator (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

This Time I Know
Music by Allan Zavod & Bobby Martin (as Robert Martin)
Lyrics by Bobby Martin (as Robert Martin)
Produced by Allan Zavod
Sung by Angry Anderson
Courtesy of Mushroom Records
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EPIC fail for Aussie film, gold for lovers of really bad movies!!
3 April 2011 | by TheCinematorSee all my reviews

It has been said that there is a world of difference between a bad movie and a boring movie. The bad movie be enjoyed for what it is, and the further it misses it's intended mark, the more likely it is to become a cult hit. The boring movie is destined for the rubbish bin of film history, to not rate a second thought from the collective conscience.

This movie is not boring, but it is very very bad. And that is gold for the lovers of the kitch, seekers of the worst, those who appreciate the fun to had from the truly bad. This movie is FUN.

You'll continually ask yourself, "What were Carrie Fisher and Dean Stockwell thinking!!", "What overacting school did Tom Burlingson go to, and why is he always angry?", "Where can I buy those costumes?", "What exactly the hell did they spend their $8 million dollar budget on?" Every Australian lover of "unique" film needs to buy a copy of this movie. They then need to show it to at least 10 friends. This NEEDS to be a cult Aussie movie.

In the end this movie is a steamer. But I'll probably watch it many more times than my "Citizen Kane", "Apocolypse Now" or "Casablanca" DVDs.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1987 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,748, 6 August 1989

Gross USA:

$12,682

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,682
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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