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TC 2000 (1993)

Somewhere in the future the environmental overkill had come. Many people had died. The rich were able to build the underworld, the poor had to stay on the surface building gangs to survive.... See full summary »

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T.J. Scott

Writers:

J. Stephen Maunder (story), Richard M. Samuels (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bolo Yeung ... Master Sumai
Jalal Merhi Jalal Merhi ... Niki Picasso
Billy Blanks ... Jason Storm
Bobbie Phillips ... Zoey Kinsella / TC 2000 X
Matthias Hues ... Bigalow
Kelly Gallant Kelly Gallant ... Zircon
Harry Mok ... Blade
Ramsay Smith Ramsay Smith ... Controller
Gregory Philpot Gregory Philpot ... Dr. Cameron Johnson (as Gregory Philpott)
M.J. Kang ... Sumai's Daughter
Alex Appel ... Sparks
Harold Howard Harold Howard ... Harold
Scott Hogarth Scott Hogarth ... Scott
Doug Lennox ... Overlord (as Douglas J. Lennox)
Andy Pandoff Andy Pandoff ... Barker
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Storyline

Somewhere in the future the environmental overkill had come. Many people had died. The rich were able to build the underworld, the poor had to stay on the surface building gangs to survive. Jason Storm, an underworld guard gets knowledge of a conspiracy to kill all people on the surface. He needs to flee to the surface, and wins Sumai, a respected martial arts master, as his ally to stop the dirty plot. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Only one man can save us from oblivion See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demolition Cop See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's trailer re-uses music from Talons of the Eagle (1992). See more »

Goofs

You can see a crash mat in the end fight between Sumai and Bigalow. See more »

Crazy Credits

An advertisement for Tiger Claw's TC 2000 Alliance Sparring Gear appears after the end credits. See more »

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References RoboCop (1987) See more »

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Armenique
by Varouje (as Varouje Hagopian)
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"TC 2000" is a ridiculous movie.
12 May 2010 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

"TC 2000" is a ridiculous movie.

What remains of a plot after the end of the world occurs is: In 2020, the world has turned into a post apocalyptic wasteland. Officer Jason Storm (Blanks) is a tough cop who is on the run and has to go to "The Underground" (which in actuality is just a place where he fights crazy bums and there is lots of metal scaffolding...) Storm then meets up with Master Sumai (Bolo) who tells him that there is a conspiracy run by Bigelow (Hues) to bring down the "Surface World", with a "Kill Zone" device, which is a nuclear bomb of sorts.

The low-budget feel of the movie does it no favors. It's a lot harder to make a period piece with no budget. In its sad attempt to ape the then-popular "Demolition Man" (A personal favorite) it fails on all counts and winds up looking chintzy.

If you want to see something direct-to-video with Billy Blanks may I suggest Tae-Bo Volumes 3,7, and 12. In all seriousness, the movie is not kind to Bolo either. He doesn't get to fight until the end and even then it was poorly choreographed and not up to Bolo's usual high standard. If you want some prime-cut Bolo, try the Shootfighter movies. Matthias Hues joins the fray as main villain "Bigelow". His most famous role was in the Dolph Lundgren classic "I Come In Peace". I normally like Hues, but he isn't at his best here, sadly.

Director T.J. Scott also made the Meat Loaf vehicle "Blacktop" and many TV shows. This might explain some of the flat direction. The cast of mainly foreigners ensures the dialogue is even more stilted then you might expect. The best part is the reward you get at the end: The advertisement for TC products. We finally learn what "TC" stands for, which is "Tiger Claw" and the logo is on many jackets and shirts worn in the movie.

2020 isn't very far away, so if want to see a glimpse of what it is going to be like, Shoot "Blanks" with this flick tonight.

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