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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 »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

They killed his wife ten years ago. There's still time to save her. Murder is forever... until now. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

At the end, when the C4 is set at 2:18, it goes for more than 30 seconds longer before exploding. See more »

Quotes

Walker: Freeze!
McComb: Do you realize how inappropriate that word is? Do I look frozen to you?
Walker: You look like shit to me!
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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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This movie should be remembered for some time to come...
27 May 2000 | by Robert_WSee all my reviews

'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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