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
The film is based upon the Dark Horse comic book series of the same name. See more »
Walker's job is to prevent people using time-travel to alter the past, thereby changing the future; this is what he's trying to prevent McComb, the film's main antagonist, from achieving. However, when Walker himself travels through time, he does not hesitate to cause as much damage to his surroundings as humanly possible. When he travels back to 1928, for example, he beats up two security guards, fires a futuristic laser-cannon in front of a large crowd of people, then jumps out of a window with the criminal in tow, and disappears into a wormhole above a busy street in New York City. Doing these things would drastically alter history, but none of these events seem to have any noticeable effect on the future/present. See more »
[preparing to launch]
She's a little shaky.
Blood pressure's gonna loosen her teeth and her pulse is pushing 140.
If she farts she'll get ahead of the pod.
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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 »
Highly Entertaining, Despite the Cliches and the Inconsistencies
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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