Tonight's MovieMovie: TimeCop
12.02.12 by Ryan
"In my future, you're dead."
According to 1994's Timecop, time travel is possible by the year 2004, and only the officers of the Time Enforcement Commission (TEC) can stop abusers from using the technology. So, perhaps director Peter Hyams (Outland) and screenwriters Mark Verheiden and Mike Richardson (who wrote the Dark Horse comic that inspired the movie) were a bit off on their prognostication on when time travel would be invented, but that didn't stop Timecop from being Jean Claude Van Damme's highest-grossing movie. The movie was just the beginning of the association between Van Damme and Hyams, who would reunite for 1995's Sudden Death, while Van Damme has worked with Hyams' son, director John Hyams for 2009's Universal Soldier: Regeneration and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, which is currently available on VOD.
Timecop follows Van Damme as TEC agent Max Walker, who discovers a plot by a corrupt senator (Ron Silver) who wants to use time travel so he can buy the presidency. In doing so, he may also have the opportunity to change his own future and save his murdered wife (Mia Sara). The action starts at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Van Damme Patrols the future in Timecop