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A.P.E.X. (1994)

In postapocalyptic war-torn 2073, a scientist from another timeline must help a resistance group stop the army of indestructible A.P.E.X. terminator robots he'd mistakenly created, even if it means risking erasing himself from existence.

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Phillip J. Roth

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Phillip J. Roth (screenplay), Phillip J. Roth (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Keats ... Nicholas Sinclair
Mitchell Cox ... Shepherd
Lisa Ann Russell ... Natasha Sinclair
Marcus Aurelius Marcus Aurelius ... Taylor
Adam Lawson Adam Lawson ... Rasheed
David Jean Thomas ... Dr. Elgin
Brian Richard Peck Brian Richard Peck ... Desert Rat
Anna B. Choi Anna B. Choi ... Mishima
Kristin Norton ... Johnson
Jay Irwin ... Gunney
Robert Tossberg Robert Tossberg ... 1973 Father
Kathleen Randazzo ... 1973 Mother (as Kathy Lambert)
Kareem H. Captan Kareem H. Captan ... Joey
Merle Nicks Merle Nicks ... Old Man
Natasha Roth ... Desert Child
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Storyline

A time-travel experiment in which a robot probe is sent from the year 2073 to the year 1973 goes terribly wrong thrusting one of the project scientists, a man named Nicholas Sinclair into a plague ravaged alternate time-line whose war weary inhabitants are locked in a constant battle with killer robots which are automatically being sent there from Sinclair's lab. To escape this situation, Sinclair must find a similar time machine in this alternate world and prevent the disaster from ever happening. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Trapped in a future they didn't create. Fighting an enemy they cannot stop. See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1994 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Apex See more »

Filming Locations:

Fontana, California, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$49,601
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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A.P.E.X. = Advanced Prototype Exploration Unit. See more »

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Dr. Sinclair travels to 1973 but a 1975/1976 Jeep is being driven by the hippie family Sinclair encounters. See more »

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References Damnation Alley (1977) See more »

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ME AND MY GIRL HE AND HER GUY
Written by Jim Goodwin
Performed by Wax Dummy
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Like I said,enjoyable stuff
12 January 2004 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

In the year 2073,Nicholas Sinclair (Richard Keats) is a scientist working at a time travelling research facility.He has a wife,the beautiful Natasha (Lisa Ann Russell) and works under the command of Dr Elgin (David Jean Thomas).One day,they send a probe 100 years in to the past and completely change the course of history.While attempting to sort out the peoblem,Sinclair finds himself convulted to a present where he finds himself a member of an elite squadron of soldiers,including pent-up muscle man Shepherd (Mitchell Cox),volatile macho man Taylor (Marcus Aurelis) and reserved background man Rasheed (Adam Lawson),not to mention Natasha,who in the present he could remember was his sweet,humble wife but who here is a 'hardened combat soldier',battling an army of robots who can't shoot straight.Sinclair must survive in this hostile environment long enough to find a way back to the present he remembers and stop the accident from ever happening.

The plot is as blatant a rip off of T2 as you could hope to find without the producers being sued for copyright theft,right down to the grey robots causing lots of death and destruction.Said robots are actually really cool,though rather clunky in both their appearance and movement,cruelly exposing the production values of a film that must have had a pretty high budget for a film of it's made-for-video magnitude.

They're not the only problems the film must contend with,however.It must also reckon with a dodgy,confused storyline that never seems to move from one sequence to the next with much in the way of coherence and one or two characters who are just that little bit too contrived in the mould in which they were sculpted to be taken that seriously.There is,however,some good,involving acting on display,not to mention some enjoyable action and one inventive sequence involving a music CD being inserted in to one of the robots when it really shouldn't.You didn't get a scene like that in T2,did you?

Speaking of which,both films are enjoyable enough on their own seperate levels.It's just,I dunno.T2 is Alton Towers,this is the mop fair.Y' know what I'm sayin'?***


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