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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the beginning, Melissa hears in the mall "Does Anybody Know What Time it Is?", by Chicago. Its lyrics has to do with a stranger asking for the time. See more »

Goofs

When Walker's ex-partner Atwood is shown in 1929, a fight breaks out in the office and a lamp is broken. The lamp has a frosted light bulb. Frosted Light Bulbs weren't invented until many years later. See more »

Quotes

[as he kicks the villain]
Walker: I'm still kicking. I must be on Broadway.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in 30 Rock: 100: Part 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

TIME WON'T LET ME
Written by Chet Kelly and Tom King
Performed by The Smithereens
Produced by Ron Fair and Bennett Kaufman
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, of BMG Music
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Mainstream Van-Damage.
20 January 2006 | by argentobuffSee all my reviews

Timecop is probably remembered as his last good movie before he got into a rut of mediocre(though successful) action flicks.Its also the most mainstream picture he was ever in for my money.

In 1994 Time-travel has become a possible reality.Washington decides that it needs to be "policed" from criminal activity and the paradox's of undoing life as we know it.Cut to 2004:Enter Van Damme as Walker the on-the-rocks time-cop who uncovers a plot to swindle the presidency by a corrupt Senator McComb played by Ron Silver,who actually engineered the murder of Walkers-wife(Mia Sara).Can Max stop McComb?Can he go back and save his wife?After some decent gunfights and roundhouses you'll have to find out.

Timecop benefits from having a talented director Like Peter Hyams behind the wheel for this one.He stages everything well,Keeps the action and plot flowing,Special FX are engaging,and gets a very good performance by Van Damme.Who comes off vulnerable and like a real person.The production values are very good here too.It is also pretty decent political backdrop/Sci-fi combo.

Ron Silver is a great Bad Guy here as McComb.He gets to shoot, beat people up,Snarls And looks frankly maniacal at times.Mia Sara is engaging and looks beautiful as ever.Bruce McGill has some funny bits as Van Dammes Boss.The very sexy Gloria Ruben also shows up as Walkers new partner.

Timecop is not the greatest when it comes to plot-holes.But unlike the recent version of HG Wells Time machine, it is a very fun movie.And one of Van Dammes best.


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