Synopsis: When the ability to travel through time is perfected, a new type of law enforcement agency is formed. It's called Time Enforcement Commission or TEC. A cop, Max Walker, is assigned to the group. On the day he was chosen, some men attack him and kill his wife. Ten years later Max is still grieving but has become a good agent for the TEC. He tracks down a former co-worker who went into the past to make money. Max brings him back for sentencing but not after telling Max that Senator McComb, the man in charge of TEC, sent him. Max has his eye on McComb.
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Peter Hyams
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

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- Easy.|- Mornin'.

Mornin'. Y'all mind|steppin' aside?

- You know what I think?|- No, sir, I don't.

I think you got yourselves|a shipment of gold in that wagon...

that you're bringin'|to General Lee.

- Just who might you be?|- A friend of the Confederacy.

Why don't y'all show us what a|good friend you are by steppin' aside?

I'd be most happy to,|'cept first...

I'd be much obliged|if you'd give me that gold.

I don't think I heard you correct.

I think you did.|I'd like that gold now.

Listen, mister, it ain't|very nice out here, as you can see.

There are five of us.

If you don't step aside now,|I'd just as soon kill you as not.

You wanna die out here in this|miserable weather, that's your choice.

I'm gonna ask you|one more time.

Would you please|give me the gold?

Good afternoon, senators.

The president is very|grateful for your time here.

Believe me, this is a matter|of the utmost importance.

I cannot stress too much|the utmost secrecy.

Why don't you just|cut out the shit, George?

You're here to ask the committee|for money, so come out and ask for it.

Thanks for the advice.|I am gonna ask you for money.

Guess what else?|You're gonna give it to me.

You all remember|Dr. Hans Kleindast...

the Nobel Laureate who helped us|during the space program?

For 20 years...

he's been keeping his face|off of Time magazine doing research.

His field of research|has been time travel.

- Time travel.|- Time travel.

- Well, beam me up, Scotty.|- That's very funny, Senator.

- Wanna know what's funnier than that?|- He's gonna tell us.

The funny thing is...|the good doctor actually did it.

I thought that'd|get your attention.

He did it. The technology is|in the folders in front of you.

You won't understand it|any better than I can.

Now, you can't go forward,|because the future hasn't happened yet.

However, you can go back,|and that's where things get tricky.

If you go back and change something,|it's serious. It could be catastrophic.

It's like throwing|a stone in a lake...

only now there|are ripples in time.

So you can't go back and kill Hitler,|much as we'd like to...

because it could cause|a chain reaction of events...

that could alter|or even destroy mankind.

And that, my good senators,|is where you come in.

We have to form a new agency to police|this technology and protect time.

It will be called the Time Enforcement|Commission or the T.E.C.

Eugene Matuzak of the Washington P.D.|Is our choice to run the commission.

- How much is this gonna cost?|- A lot.

- How much is a lot?|- More than a little|and less than too much.

This is not a good time|to ask for money. The economy...

Suppose one of our competitors goes|back in time and invents the computer?

Or the airplane or the automobile?

You wanna talk about|the American economy, Senator?

How about this one?|Saddam Hussein finances a trip to 1944.

He gets our technology...

and Iraq becomes the first country|to have the atomic bomb.

- Oh, you like that one.|- Not bad.

Try this one.|We think there's already been a ripple.

Ten days ago, the C.I.A. Broke up|an arms sale to terrorists...

in Hamburg, Germany.

Ordinarily, that sort of news|doesn't cross the president's desk.

What made this different...

was that the purchase|was made with gold bullion...

and the bullion|was dated 1863...

and stamped|"Confederate States of America."

We had it carbon-tested|and authenticated. It's real.

Now, just think|about what I'm saying.

Going back in time|is a pretty easy way to make money.

Our committee would have exclusive|jurisdiction over this program?

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Mark Verheiden

Mark Verheiden (born March 26, 1956) is an American television, movie, and comic book writer. He was a co-executive producer for the television series Falling Skies for DreamWorks Television and the TNT Network. more…

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