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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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Lev L. Spiro

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John Killoran (teleplay), David Diamond (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 Jason Tatom ... Winthorpe
Trenton James ... Connors
Kellie Cockrell Kellie Cockrell ... Jocelyn
Charlie Fratto Charlie Fratto ... Eugene von Hoserberg
Joe Pitti Joe Pitti ... Street Performer
Shawn Carter ... Grunge Kid
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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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TV-G

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Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Minutemen: Viajantes do Tempo See more »

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Stereo

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Trivia

The title minutemen is actually based off the militia army during the revolutionary war See more »

Goofs

In the scene where we first see the geek's clothes stolen from his locker from the bullies, when he goes upstairs to ask for them back, we see a wanted poster for the snowsuit guys behind the bullies, but nobody knows about them yet, because the Minutemen have only used the time machine once, and they didn't have the snow suits yet. When they go back in time to save the geek, and he goes upstairs again and the bullies are waiting for him, the wanted poster is gone. See more »

Quotes

Virgil Fox: [about the first day of freshman year] I have a chance to be somebody!
Charlie Tuttle: All right, but know this; What happened down there is we became friends. That day we were tied to that stupid Rams statue. This day, this day that you hate so much because you got a little embarrassed. This is my favorite day. Even though I'd still be a nerd, it didn't really matter anymore. Because I had a real friend. And that would always make everything okay. So much for always, I guess.
[walks away]
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Connections

References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Like Whoa
Written by Antonina Armato, Tim James, AJ Michalka (as Amanda Joy Michalka),
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Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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One of the best written of all the Disney TV movies
31 August 2008 | by murray_mgSee all my reviews

This one is clever and funny and very well acted. The stories of time travel and and nerds becoming heroes have been done before, but seldom this well. The dialogue is fast-paced and funny, and unlike other teen comedies, is not totally dependent upon pop-culture references for its humor. The teen stars look like real high school students, and are not meant to look model perfect like in "High School Musical" or the "Cheetah Girls". (Okay, Chelsea Staub is the exception, but she's still perfect in her role). Like in real life, the good guys and the bad guys are not 100% good or evil, but are products of their decisions.

But more than anything, this is a very entertaining and fun, smart movie. If Disney had tweaked the special effects just a little, it could have been released in theatres, and I'd bet it would be a box office hit. Who knows? They are making a theatrical sequel to "High School Musical", why not "Minutemen"? I'd pay to see it. Well done.


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