Timecop

THEY KILLED HIS WIFE TEN YEARS AGO. THERE’S STILL TIME TO SAVE HER. MURDER IS FOREVER… UNTIL NOW. 

In 2004, Max Walker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a cop working to make sure that time travels are not used for criminal purposes; during one of his missions, he learns that a U.S. senator (Ron Silver) is up to no good. The first of two action movies that Van Damme made together with director Peter Hyams is also his greatest box-office hit, a fantasy that takes us back and forth in time, from the 1860s to the near future, and sort of makes it look possible. Silver and Van Damme are both watchable; OK action but the final showdown is dark, wet and goes on too long.

1994-U.S. 99 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Peter Hyams. Comic Book: Mike Richardson, Mark Verheiden. Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme (Max Walker), Mia Sara (Melissa Walker), Ron Silver (Aaron McComb), Bruce McGill, Gloria Reuben, Scott Bellis.

Trivia: Co-produced by Sam Raimi. Followed by a direct-to-video sequel, Timecop: The Berlin Decision (2003), and a 1997 TV series.

 

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