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Clockstoppers (2002)

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A teenager accidentally activates a machine that enables him to speed up his body so that other people seem to be standing still.

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... Zak Gibbs
... Dr. Earl Dopler
... Francesca
... Henry Gates
... Dr. Gibbs
... Meeker
... Jenny Gibbs
... Kelly Gibbs
... Richard (as Jason Winston George)
... Jay
... NSA Agent Moore
... Ticket Agent
... Security Officer
... Tourist Dad
Deborah Rawlings ... Tourist Mom
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Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been finding a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on, something very strange happens. The world around him seemingly comes to a stop; giving the effect that everyone has come to a stop. Zak quickly learns how to manipulate the device, and he and his quick-witted, beautiful new friend, Francesca, have some real fun. What they soon realize, though, is they are not alone in hypertime. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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What if you had the power to stop time? See more »


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Rated PG for action violence and mild language | See all certifications »

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29 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Ajanpysäyttäjät  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,108,333, 31 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,985,501, 28 July 2002
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This was the first feature film directed by Jonathan Frakes which was not part of the "Star Trek" franchise. See more »

Goofs

When Zak and his girlfriend spot the frozen Mustang, supposedly all the people and events around them are also frozen, but an extra in the background has the front of his shirt flapping in a breeze. See more »

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Dr. Earl Dopler: [points screwdriver at Zak] Give me the watch!
Zak Gibbs: Or what? You'll adjust me to death?
Dr. Earl Dopler: [laughs] "Adjust me to death." That's great. Give me the watch.
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The Nickelodeon Movies logo swings from left to right like a pendulum. See more »

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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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All the Small Things
by Thomas DeLonge (as Tom Delonge) & Mark Hoppus
Performed by Blink 182
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Made for children, but still a fun movie.
28 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

I've always been fascinated with the idea of stopping time, so when I saw the trailer, I was really interested in seeing the movie. Anyhow, the movie was actually really cool and had some REALLY cool ideas. I really liked the idea that they weren't actually stopping time, they were just slowing it down REALLY slow.

The main reason I wanted to see the movie was for the special effects and I wasn't let down, the special effects were spectacular and lots of fun.

As far as acting goes, I thought all the actors did a find job. I liked Jesse Bradford, French Stewart, Michael Biehn and last but certainly not least, Paula Garces. I was really impressed with Paula's beauty, she is a quite a beautiful woman and predict a great future for her. I can't wait to see her next project.

As far as story-line goes, I thought it was pretty darn good and rather smart. There were a few things that I could have done without, but I can deal. One part that really struck me as odd was when he (Jess Bradford) was in the bathroom at the hospital and he was trying to get the watch (time-stopper) to work. While he was in the bathroom the bad guys slow down time and come walking into the hospital and suddenly you see Jesse disguised as a cop and then as soon as the baddies walk by Jesse takes off running. I assume he got the watch to work momentarily, but that doesn't really make sense because later in the movie he gives it to French Stewart so he can repair it and get it working again. I just think that one scene could have been explained better and it would have been quite easy to do.

One little movie trivia tid-bit that I noticed in the film was when Francesca and Zak are having fun with the watch and she says "Make it so Number One". That is a reference to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Captain Picard always said that to Commander Riker (aka Number One). This is interesting, because "Clockstoppers" is directed by Jonathan Frakes, who plays Commander Riker in Star Trek.

I hope you enjoyed the movie as much as I did. It's not a superb sci-fi movie, but it's fun and it's got lots of cool things to look at and some fun ideas. Thanks for reading,

-Chris


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