|Timecop based on a comic
book series stars the martial arts superstar
Jean-Claude Van Damme. Van Damme plays Max Walker a cop who
patrols time. Timecop exists in a world where time travel has
been perfected, and criminals have figured out how to take
advantage of it. Timecop has to make sure nothing changes the
past, or the present may be hurting.
Timecop is conflicted, because he knows it
is possible to prevent his wife's death in the past, but his job
as a Time Enforcement Agent prevents him from acting on such a
prevention. Can he save his wife before the end of the movie
while defeating the bad guys? Dude it's a Van Damme movie! You
know he's going to kick some butt! Timecop is a time travel
martial arts masterpiece. The movie satisfies the need for
action, but isn't exactly in the league of
The Final Countdown in terms of making you think or ponder
the many possibilities of time travel.
It was Van Damme's biggest picture in terms of box office
hitting over 100 million dollar mark worldwide.
The film, which was originally based on a comic, spun off into a
short-lived television series named Timecop which ran for nine
episodes in 1997 on ABC. It starred T.W. King as Jack Logan and
Cristi Conaway as Claire Hemmings.
In 2003, a Direct-to-DVD sequel was released titled
Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision starring Jason Scott Lee,
Thomas Ian Griffith, and directed by Steve Boyum.
A game based on the movie was released on the SNES in 1995.