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Timecop
ID:
Japan 1994
Comments:
Director: Peter Hyams
Screenplay: Mark Verheiden, Mike Richardson
Producer: Moshe Diamant, Sam Raimi, Richard G. Murphy, Todd Moyer
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver, Bruce McGill, Gloria Reuben
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 98
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Pan & Scan)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Features: Dolby Widescreen
Studio:  Universal Studios DVD Region:  1 Unrated
DVD Release:  Jan 1998 Discs:  1 (Cloud) [$9.99]
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Reviews:  Pay no attention to the fact that Timecop is an insult to intelligent science fiction, and that it gradually succumbs to an acute case of the sillies. It is a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie, after all, so check your brain at the door and enjoy this action flick set in the year 2004. Van Damme plays an officer in the Time Enforcement Police, assigned to prevent criminals from traveling to the past with the intent of altering the future. Ron Silver plays the evil politician who plots to retrieve a stockpile of gold from the Civil War to finance his latest campaign. The film is clever to a point, and entertaining if you can ignore the dumb jokes and inconsistencies. Best of all, it's an above-average vehicle for Van Damme (relatively speaking), who gets to kick some villainous butt and share a few scenes with Mia Sara, who plays the Timecop's wife. As Van Damme fans can tell you, this is one of the action star's better movies. --Jeff Shannon


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