Clockstoppers

Synopsis: Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been finding a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on, something very strange happens. The world around him seemingly comes to a stop; giving the effect that everyone has come to a stop. Zak quickly learns how to manipulate the device, and he and his quick-witted, beautiful new friend, Francesca, have some real fun. What they soon realize, though, is they are not alone in hypertime.
Director(s): Jonathan Frakes
Production: Paramount Pictures
 
IMDB:
5.2
Metacritic:
40
Rotten Tomatoes:
29%
PG
Year:
2002
94 min
$36,900,146
Website
158 Views


Ladies and gentlemen,

American Airlines is announcing...

flight number 1243

to Costa Rica.

All passengers holding tickets

for flight 1 243...

may now proceed to gate 50-B..

Come on.

Put me in with the cargo.

Sir, the 10:
00 to Costa Rica is booked,

but I can get you out in the morning.

Not if I'm dead, you can't.

Thankyou for nothing.

Hey, watch it.

Who does he think he is,

somebody important?.

- Sir, you forgot your keys.

- Keep 'em.

I need a vacation...

real bad.

Hey, watch it!

I hope you're happy.

Sir?.

I think it's time you came

back to work, Dr. Dopler.

Hey, Zak!

Let's take a look

at another example.

Say Amy is out for

a leisurely drive in her VW bug...

and along comes Eddie

in his Ferrari.

Hey, come on, that could happen.

Totally.

So, you're doing 20.

Eddie's doing 220.

-What does he look like when he goes by?.

-I don't know.Just a blur, I guess.

Exactly. And if he was going fast

enough, you wouldn't see him at all.

From Eddie's point ofview, you would

look as ifyou were standing still.

And that is a basic example...

of Einstein's theory

ofwhat, Eddie?.

Highway safety.

Relativity.

Relativity.

- Didn't do your reading assignment?.

- That's a funny story.

See, science is a discipline.

This department has trained

some of the best minds in the world.

But nobody ever gets there

by just coasting along.

I don't mean to sound like your father,

but I take pride in my students.

I want to see them succeed. That means

doing the work, being persistent and...

not looking for

the quick-fix, easy way out.

We'll finish up Einstein when I get back

from the applied science congress.

In the meantime,

you guys have a couple days off...

to prepare foryour midterm.

- Hey, Dad.

- Hey, Zak.

This is a rare honor.

Come on, I visit you at work

every now and then.

But careful analysis reveals

it's usually because you need something.

That's crazy.

Can you co-sign for my car?.

I got the down payment together.

There's a few cars I liked at Benson's,

and their lot stays open until 9:00.

Hold on a second.

Hey, Jer.

Where's my stipend

on the NASA consultation?.

- We finished that job three months ago.

- Working on it.

So maybe we can get there

around 7:
00?.

Dr. Gibbs, your batch is up on the

mainframe. It's some pretty wild stuff.

- I'll be down in a minute.

- What are you working on?.

Last weekend an old student sent me

a project he's working on with QT Labs.

You remember Earl Dopler. One of the

best students to ever pass through here.

That freak who used to come over

and eat a lot of potato salad?.

He isn't a freak.

Eccentric, maybe.

Anyway, the word on this project

is very hush-hush.

Let's just say that,

hypothetically speaking...

it were possible to accelerate

your molecular structure...

until the rest of the world

seemed as if it were standing still.

- Cool.

- It's called hypertime.

Imagine being able to perform delicate

surgery between the beats of a heart.

This technology is going to

revolutionize medicine, science, travel.

Speaking of travel,

a car would be really nice.

So, did you download

those consumer reports?.

I was gonna do that

before you got home, but--

-Dad, you already blew me off last week.

-No, I was in a meeting with the dean.

Of course that's never

happened before, right?.

I want you to do your homework on this.

Let's see those safety reports.

- And we'll talk about it at home.

- Does that mean we can go tonight?.

It means we'll talk about it

when I get home.

Good enough.

Yes!

It's very safe

and a great father-son activity.

Dude, you made all this

just by selling junk on your computer?.

Well, one man's junk

is another man's down payment, Meeker.

- Start thinking outside the box, man.

- What box?.

The box you're in that keeps you from

seeing that this $5-an-hour job blows.

Dude, I ain't gonna

be here forever.

Check it out. Bam!

Plur 1 02. DJ contest tomorrow night.

I'm signed up.

"Underground dance par-tay."

Yeah, that's very

"funk-fliggety" ofyou.

Dude, I been practicin'.

Sneaked away from the study hall.

Worked the turntables

in the tech room.

- Who is that?.

- Hey, dude, where you been?.

That's Francesca,

the new girl from Venezuela.

She goes to our school?.

That's gotta be good

for attendance.

Tell me about it.

She has PE when I'm in Marching Band.

I get smacked every time

the trombones turn to look at her.

- This is perfect.

- What?.

Foreign girl

in a foreign land, man.

She's all lonely and vulnerable.

I read about this in Cosmo.

I gotta go talk to her.

Oh, no, you're gonna get faced.

I'm not gonna get faced, man.

Come on.

Watch and learn.

Okay.

You're gonna get faced.

Excuse me.

Do you have the time?.

I mean, you go to my school,

right?.

I couldn't say.

What school is yours?.

Jefferson. My friend

watches you in PE.

I mean...

you're new, right?.

Yes.

Well, I'm Zak...

and I thought--

I know it can be kinda lonely

when you first move to a new town.

I thought maybe you needed

somebody to show you around.

I see.

It's so very hard for me.

I try to be brave, exploring the town

all by myself, when all I really want...

is to be giving my love to the very

first bozo who wants to know the time.

I read Cosmo too.

Right.

Okay, well, I'll see you

in school then. Okay?.

Hey, you did good, man.

I think she likes you.

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Rob Hedden

Rob Hedden wrote and directed the 2012 romantic action comedy "You May Not Kiss The Bride" starring Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider and Mena Suvari. His original feature script "The Condemned" was released theatrically by Lionsgate in 2007. The action film starring Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones was a national ... more…

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