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Timecop (1994)

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Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.

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Peter Hyams

Writers:

Mark Verheiden (screenplay), Mike Richardson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Walker
Mia Sara ... Melissa
Ron Silver ... McComb
Bruce McGill ... Matuzak
Gloria Reuben ... Fielding
Scott Bellis ... Ricky
Jason Schombing ... Atwood
Scott Lawrence ... Spota
Kenneth Welsh ... Utley
Brent Woolsey Brent Woolsey ... Shotgun
Brad Loree ... Reyes
Shane Kelly Shane Kelly ... Rollerblades
Richard Faraci Richard Faraci ... Cole
Steven Lambert ... Lansing (as Steve Lambert)
Kevin McNulty ... Parker
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Storyline

When the ability to travel through time is perfected, a new type of law enforcement agency is formed. It's called Time Enforcement Commission or TEC. A cop, Max Walker, is assigned to the group. On the day he was chosen, some men attack him and kill his wife. Ten years later Max is still grieving but has become a good agent for the TEC. He tracks down a former co-worker who went into the past to make money. Max brings him back for sentencing but not after telling Max that Senator McComb, the man in charge of TEC, sent him. Max has his eye on McComb. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Turn back the clock, and you're history. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada | USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eisvoli sto parelthon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,064,625, 18 September 1994

Gross USA:

$44,853,581

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,646,581
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Max tells Sara not to stick her head out the window. There are no open windows in the sled. It is enclosed. See more »

Goofs

At one point there is an effects shot in which Senator McComb walks round his earlier self. There is a strong raking light coming from screen right throwing strong shadows down the (screen) right hand sides of both versions of the actor. Yet, as the actor walks 'past' - i.e. between the earlier version of himself and the light source - no shadow falls on the stationary actor as it would have done if someone had really walked past him with that lighting. See more »

Quotes

McComb: Never interrupt me when I'm talking to myself.
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Alternate Versions

The 2009 Warner Bros. DVD release plasters the Largo Entertainment logo with an Intermedia logo. The Largo logo after the end credits is also deleted and creates an abrupt end with the closing credit music. See more »

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SLEAZEBUCKET PULL
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Mainstream Van-Damage.
20 January 2006 | by argentobuffSee all my reviews

Timecop is probably remembered as his last good movie before he got into a rut of mediocre(though successful) action flicks.Its also the most mainstream picture he was ever in for my money.

In 1994 Time-travel has become a possible reality.Washington decides that it needs to be "policed" from criminal activity and the paradox's of undoing life as we know it.Cut to 2004:Enter Van Damme as Walker the on-the-rocks time-cop who uncovers a plot to swindle the presidency by a corrupt Senator McComb played by Ron Silver,who actually engineered the murder of Walkers-wife(Mia Sara).Can Max stop McComb?Can he go back and save his wife?After some decent gunfights and roundhouses you'll have to find out.

Timecop benefits from having a talented director Like Peter Hyams behind the wheel for this one.He stages everything well,Keeps the action and plot flowing,Special FX are engaging,and gets a very good performance by Van Damme.Who comes off vulnerable and like a real person.The production values are very good here too.It is also pretty decent political backdrop/Sci-fi combo.

Ron Silver is a great Bad Guy here as McComb.He gets to shoot, beat people up,Snarls And looks frankly maniacal at times.Mia Sara is engaging and looks beautiful as ever.Bruce McGill has some funny bits as Van Dammes Boss.The very sexy Gloria Ruben also shows up as Walkers new partner.

Timecop is not the greatest when it comes to plot-holes.But unlike the recent version of HG Wells Time machine, it is a very fun movie.And one of Van Dammes best.


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