Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Viet Nam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
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
Second Van Damme movie (solo hero) to cross 100 million dollars worldwide. See more »
At one point there is an effects shot in which Senator McComb walks round his earlier self. There is a strong raking light coming from screen right throwing strong shadows down the (screen) right hand sides of both versions of the actor. Yet, as the actor walks 'past' - i.e. between the earlier version of himself and the light source - no shadow falls on the stationary actor as it would have done if someone had really walked past him with that lighting. See more »
[points a gun at Max]
Don't tell anyone I killed you. I'm on bail.
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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 »
This movie should be remembered for some time to come...
'Timecop' probably represents Jean-Claude Van Damme at his very best - this movie demonstrates his ability...
The movie itself is slick and some thought has obviously gone into it - some time-travel movies do fail on grounds concerning plausibility, though 'Timecop' is intelligent as it is enjoyable...
The complexity of the film really finds the viewer respecting Van Damme a lot more, it simply isn't an action movie, though Van Damme shows that he still retains his amazing physical talents...
I recently saw this movie on NBC, and though not seeing it from the start, it brought back memories of the entire film, and what a great film it is - I had originally thought about giving this a [6/10], then thought maybe [7 or 8/10]...I opted for [8/10]...(maybe leaning more towards nine)...
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