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Past Perfect (1996)

A cop (Roberts) tries to bust a gang of teenage gun dealers. In the process he catches only one and tries to charge him with a number of offences but fails since the gang member is underage... See full summary »

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Jonathan Heap

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John Penney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Dylan Cooper
Laurie Holden ... Ally Marsey
Nick Mancuso ... Stone
Saul Rubinek ... Bookkeeper
Marcie Mellish ... Zoe
Mark Hildreth ... Rusty Walker
Yee Jee Tso ... Kim Li 'Blade' Cho
Emily Perkins ... Karen 'Shy Girl' Daniels
Tygh Runyan ... Sid 'Skull' Vincent
Peter Hanlon ... Lance Milleti
Adam Mills Adam Mills ... Fat Kid
Sean Amsing ... Eager Kid
Amanda O'Leary Amanda O'Leary ... Rusty's Mother
Jarred Blancard ... Willy (Killer)
Sean Milliken Sean Milliken ... Crane Operator
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Storyline

A cop (Roberts) tries to bust a gang of teenage gun dealers. In the process he catches only one and tries to charge him with a number of offences but fails since the gang member is underage. One by one the youth's friends start turning up dead. It is up to Dylan (Roberts), and his partner to save the youth from the same fate as the rest of his gang. Written by Kyle D.W. Patola <dpatola@sky.lakeheadu.ca>

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Is the future worth dying for?


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Rated R for strong violence, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A jövő hóhérai See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

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Color (Alphacine)
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Obvious stunt double when Sid rolls down the stairs after robbing the meth cooks. See more »

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References Maniac Cop (1988) See more »

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THEN I CREEP AWAY
Written & Performed by The Almighty Ultrasound
Produced by Chris Fuhrman
The Almighty Ultrasound (ASCAP)
© 1996 Countdown Records
a division of The Unity Entertainment Corp.
Courtesy of Countdown Records
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Minority Reporting
13 July 2017 | by sol-See all my reviews

Curious as a precursor to 'Minority Report', this action thriller focuses on a maverick cop who discovers the existence of policemen from the future who have been sent back in time to make the "past perfect" by eliminating future criminals during their teen years. It is an intriguing premise, and the film does well at only gradually divulging its sci-fi ideas. In fact, the first twenty or so minutes play out as a standard police detective action film before the time travelers emerge. And they are a creepy bunch at that, wearing synthetic skin and robotic arms; the first execution for future crimes is particularly eerie as we only hear it with glowing red light visible from a distance. The film trips up though when it tries to explain all its pseudoscience in greater detail with plot holes and inconsistencies in terms of the butterfly effects of altering the past and what happens when their bodies get exposed to air. There are also some crazy stereotype Neo-Nazi characters whose soul purpose in the narrative seems to be to provide an over-the-top chase scene through a restaurant kitchen (where else?). That said, the film does have some very novel chase sequences, including an extended one in which the protagonist has to work out whether he is driving through real dangers or merely holograms set by the future cops. It is generally an exciting movie too, filmed at an appropriately frantic pace.


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