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Timesweep (1987)

A group of people enter an old movie studio and are suddenly transported through time.


Dan Diefenderfer


Dan Diefernderfer (screenplay), Larry Nordsieck (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Brief ... Vincent Hill
Martin English Martin English ... Roger Agar
Sandra Beer Sandra Beer ... Genie Franz
Frank Vrooman Frank Vrooman ... H.G. Lewis
Jeff Tamblyn Jeff Tamblyn ... Wayne Stewart
Richard Green ... Jeremy Weller (as Richard Greene)
Michele Privette Michele Privette ... Karen Price
Pamela DeBord Pamela DeBord ... Catherine Elliot
Bruce Sherwood Bruce Sherwood ... Sam Harcough
Greg Anderson Greg Anderson ... Arthur Prescott
Denise Gray Denise Gray ... Angella Markell
Barbara Schaeffer Barbara Schaeffer ... Florrie Ackerman
Michael Cornelison ... Mike Romero (as Michael Fountain)
Damon Millican ... Policeman
Kathryn Major Kathryn Major ... Mary Prescott


A group of people enter an old movie studio and are suddenly confronted with a variety of strange phenoma. Among other things they are transported through time and the building is surrounded by a deadly acid fog . The filmmakers also throw Roman centurions, alien spaceships and giant killer roaches at the hapless explorers, decimating the groups one by one. Written by Anonymous

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They Ran Out Of Time ... And Into Terror!


Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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During the scene where cockroaches pour from the paper sack there were several crew members beneath the cameras range using tiny cardboard "fences" and paper cups to catch the roaches for re-use in any additional takes See more »


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Imaginative premise fails to surmount weak script, uneven acting and more cheese than an exploding Velvetta factory
13 January 2004 | by interocitr@hotmail.comSee all my reviews

TIMESWEEP is a pretty typical independently produced 80s horror film designed for the then booming direct-to-video market. The basic idea is a fun one wherein a group of people are swept up in the title phenomenon within which they encounter people, creatures and events from throughout time who have also been caught up in their own "Timesweep." There's aliens, Roman soldiers, a seriously cheesy dinosaur-like-thing along with petty infighting and lots of gore, in jokes and girls getting their clothes torn off.

The cast is very uneven, with some giving solid performances and others coming across like community theater rejects. The effects, except for the lizard man, are OK but less than special and the buns, breasts and bush on display are fairly entertaining. There's not much plot but most of it moves quickly and I liked the idea that one of the group was there deliberately- he knew about the Timesweeps and when and where they'd happen- in an attempt to find the wife he'd lost to another Timesweep years ago.

If you've watched the kind of 80s films Fred Olen Ray, Charles Band or Dave DeCoteau made and found them fun, then this one might be good for a giggle. Just don't get your hopes too high.

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Release Date:

1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer-Beast See more »

Filming Locations:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA


Box Office


$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Shriek Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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