A comedy/sci-fi/adventure about three high school kids who invent a 10 minute time machine to spare others just like them from the humiliation they've endured.


Lev L. Spiro


John Killoran (teleplay), David Diamond (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Dolley ... Virgil Fox
Luke Benward ... Charlie Tuttle
Nicholas Braun ... Zeke Thompson
Chelsea Kane ... Stephanie Jameson (as Chelsea Staub)
Steven R. McQueen ... Derek Beaugard
Kara Crane ... Jeanette Pachelewski
Dexter Darden ... Chester
J.P. Manoux ... Vice Principal Tolkan
James Jamison James Jamison ... Agent Renquist
Jason Tatom ... Winthorpe
Trenton James Trenton James ... Connors
Kellie Cockrell ... Jocelyn
Charlie Fratto Charlie Fratto ... Eugene von Hoserberg
Joe Pitti Joe Pitti ... Street Performer
Shawn Carter ... Grunge Kid


A comedy/sci-fi/adventure about three high school kids who invent a 10 minute time machine to spare others just like them from the humiliation they've endured.

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Vice Principal Tolkan is named for actor James Tolkan who played the similarly bald and bow-tied principal in Back to the Future (1985). See more »


When the Minutemen are heading toward the vortex in the cart, you can see the tracks from the previous takes imprinted in the grass. See more »


[after Mr. Tolkan, who thinks Virgil and Derek are going to fight, orders them to follow him to his office]
FBI Agent: Everybody freeze, FBI!
[shows ID to Mr. Tolkan]
Mysterious Man: Stop, CIA!
[shows his own ID to Mr. Tolkan]
Man - Bureau of Weights and Measures: Bureau of Weights and Measures.
[shows his own ID to Mr. Tolkan]
Virgil Fox: [to the latter agent] In the future, you should probably go first.
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References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »


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Written by Antonina Armato, Tim James, AJ Michalka (as Amanda Joy Michalka),
Aly Michalka
Performed by Aly & AJ
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Great DCOM
10 April 2008 | by deoxys15See all my reviews

OK, first of all, I think all DCOMs are worth giving a chance. Except for the High School Musical movies, those actually sucked. To me, a lot of DCOMs have a level of maturity and/or seriousness in them. This is why they appeal to me so much, and I'm a 21-year-old guy. Anyway, Minutemen is about three teenagers who build a time machine together, and decide to use it to save their classmates from embarrassing moments. Yeah, I know that may sound corny to older audiences, but the boys will soon learn that even their heroic actions could lead to disastrous consequences. Jason Dolley, who played the lead character Virgil, was pretty good for his first starring DCOM role. I liked the possible messages that the movie tries to deliver, like everything happens for a reason. Or maybe the most worst moment in your life turns out to be the best thing to ever happen to you. In my opinion, DCOMs manage to get themes like this across without seeming corny at all. In conclusion, another excellent DCOM, great for all ages.

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