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Time Chasers (1994)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi | 17 March 1994 (USA)
An inventor comes up with a time machine, but must prevent its abuse at the hands of an evil C.E.O.

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David Giancola

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David Giancola
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Bruch Matthew Bruch ... Nick Miller
Bonnie Pritchard Bonnie Pritchard ... Lisa Henson
Peter Harrington Peter Harrington ... Matthew Paul
George Woodard ... J.K. Robertson
Michael J. Valentine Michael J. Valentine ... Cabbie
Jim Rohn Jim Rohn ... Richter
Ted Pendleton Ted Pendleton ... Gris
Becky Fenton Becky Fenton ... Becks
Jack McGinnis Jack McGinnis ... Mick
Martin Guigui ... Marty
Peter Beckwith Peter Beckwith ... Scalper
Ilene Blackman Ilene Blackman ... Newspaper Editor
Daniel Nelson Daniel Nelson ... Nicky
Emily Nelson Emily Nelson ... Lis
Margaret Daly ... Nicky's Mom (as Margaret Schenck)
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Storyline

Nick creates a time machine out of an airplane and a Commodore-64, and shows it to his friends by taking them 50 years into the future. Nick sells the technology to Gen-Corp, a high-tech firm run by J.K. Robertson, whose office is in the mezzanine of a shopping mall. Robertson, however, turns out to be Evil, and uses the time machine to plunder the future. With the lives of himself and his friends at stake, Nick needs to use his time machine to travel a week back in time and convince himself not to give the demo to Robertson. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Saving the future before time runs out... See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Time Chasers See more »

Filming Locations:

Burlington, Vermont, USA See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Edgewood Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goofs

When Nick first phones GenCorp, a lighting canopy is visible in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Nick: I never should have joined the physics club in high school.
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Location Ice Cream Provided By Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. See more »

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Actually not bad, for a low-budget film.
30 March 2002 | by Movie SteveSee all my reviews

I feel badly for the actors and directors of this film who may come across this site's comments about it, which was fairly well done - for a low-budget film.

All the criticisms about the film are true: The evil CEO's office in an apparent library, the antique computer with outdated floppy disks, and the fairly wooden acting are all valid criticisms. But what do we expect, Spielberg? Lucas? I'm sure they could have taken this film to greater heights, but let's give it its due.

Think about it. The plot line was clever. How many ways can you go into the past? Car, stationary machine, plane? But the "future" portrayed here was embarrassing. Frankly, I thought they had gone BACK in time to 1984! Surely, they could have done better than that. Even in 1994, people knew what types of technologies to expect in the near future. Why not portray even one laptop?

I enjoyed the revolutionary war reenactors, but I think a "twist" of an ending would have been cute, and could have salvaged some of the film. What if, when they returned, everyone had British accents, including the evil CEO of a now-British conglomerate. Think about it.

So, here's my "director's cut" of this film: 1. Allow the lead actor to drive a car (better chase scenes) 2. Use a real computer - at least use the right sized disks 3. Cut the "ditching bicycles" scene (it's only 3 seconds long) 4. Show a better, more plausible future 5. Shorten the "bad future" scene, and shoot it at night, or in the fog, to make it look REALLY ominous, and 6. Make the final scene important (as I said above).

Until then, my rating is 4.


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