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Timecop (1994)

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Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Mark Verheiden (screenplay), Mike Richardson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Walker
Mia Sara ... Melissa
Ron Silver ... McComb
Bruce McGill ... Matuzak
Gloria Reuben ... Fielding
Scott Bellis ... Ricky
Jason Schombing ... Atwood
Scott Lawrence ... Spota
Kenneth Welsh ... Utley
Brent Woolsey Brent Woolsey ... Shotgun
Brad Loree ... Reyes
Shane Kelly Shane Kelly ... Rollerblades
Richard Faraci Richard Faraci ... Cole
Steven Lambert ... Lansing (as Steve Lambert)
Kevin McNulty ... Parker
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Storyline

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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Turn back the clock, and you're history. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eisvoli sto parelthon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,064,625, 18 September 1994

Gross USA:

$44,853,581

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,646,581
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of a number of space / science fiction / fantasy films of writer-director Peter Hyams. The sci-fi / fantasy movies are: Outland (1981), Timecop (1994), Capricorn One (1977), End of Days (1999), Stay Tuned (1992), 2010: The Year We Made Contact (1984), and The Relic (1997). See more »

Goofs

When Agent Sarah Fielding gets shot by the 2004 Senator McComb in 1994, she lives and is taken to the hospital. Shortly thereafter, Agent Max Walker returns to 2004 to discover that his agency the TEC has no record of an Agent Sarah Fielding in their computer system. The Sarah Fielding who was shot and incapacitated was the Sarah Fielding from their time 2004, not 1994. The younger teenage Sarah Fielding had not been shot in 1994. She would have lived to 2004 and she would have joined the TEC only to be shot once she went back to 1994. See more »

Quotes

[with gun in hand]
McComb: What's the problem? You just point it, pull the trigger, and boom, someone dies.
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Alternate Versions

The 2009 Warner Bros. DVD release plasters the Largo Entertainment logo with an Intermedia logo. The Largo logo after the end credits is also deleted and creates an abrupt end with the closing credit music. See more »

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Spoofed in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »

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DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?
Written by Robert Lamm
Performed by Greg O'Connor
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A Step Above Most Of VanDamme Flicks
30 August 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I thought this was a notch above the normal no-brainer kick-boxer action flicks which star men like Jean-Claude VanDamme, Steven Segal, Chuck Norris, Jackie Chan, etc. because of the interesting and somewhat complex tale with time travel as the main theme. The story also has some good twists and humor.

THE GOOD - Kudos to the four s's in here: Silver, suspense, special-effects and sound - all of them are very good. There is something about Ron Silver's looks that spell "sleazy and rotten" before he even opens his mouth! When he speaks, his accent and profanity quickly verifies those suspicions. The special- effects - at least when this came out in the mid '90s - were very cool when the time travelers reached their destinations and appear out of this wall of near- transparent plastic. The story can be a bit confusing at times but is fun at most times, especially near the end when doubles of all the characters are on the screen at once

THE BAD - The bad part of the film is the credibility, especially with Silver who plays a politician. No politician, no matter what party or where, would be this much of low-life. In fact, the story is full of unlikable and untrustworthy characters, too many of them. There also is too much Rambo-mentality and the final action goes on way too long. The time travel ange of the story may be intelligent but the dialog in this movie is just plain dumb and too juvenile.

Overall, this is one of the best of a small group of well-done Van Damme movies.


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