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

Whoa! Whoa!



- 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 sh*t, 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?

Yours and yours alone. No one can know|about this. It's too dangerous.

That's very good, George.


I think this sounds like that|bullshit Star Wars program.

You'll get your money. Anyone here want|to chair the oversight on this program?

Yeah, I'll do it.

Ah, young Senator McComb.

Why not?|Oh, you'll like him, George.

Very much like you,|except his dorsal fin's a bit bigger.

There's never enough time.

Never enough for what?

To satisfy a woman.

Then you never want|to miss an opportunity.

Are you busy?

I'm meeting my husband.

If I were him,|I would not keep you waiting.

If he's not here when I turn around,|I'll go home with you.

You'll do.


I didn't hear you|leave this morning.

It was early.|I was meeting with Matuzak.

Are you gonna|take that job?

- What?|- Be right back.

Read it.

- "Wolverine"?|- Between the lines.

I should get|the f*** outta here.


You know that purse?|Doesn't look good on you.

Thank you.

- Glad you're not hurt.|- Thank you.

Smart kid.|He read my mind.

With your English,|he doesn't have much choice.

Hey, I know all the good words.

You didn't answer my question.

- Are you gonna take this job?|- I think so.

Is this T.E.C. Thing dangerous?

I don't bake cookies for a living.

Will you have to travel?

Not the way you think.

Pictures bring back your memories.

Aw, you're gonna|be very happy you have this.


I can see into the future.

- You can see the future, huh?|- Mm-hmm.

- What do you see?|- I see it's gonna rain.

We both have|the afternoon off.

Why don't we go and practice some of|those words you seem to like so much?


Hmm? What?

I have something I want to tell you.

Sh*t. I'm sorry.

Don't answer it.|Just this once, don't answer it.

I have to.



Oh, Jesus Christ.|Can you find somebody else?

Look, uh, somebody|called in sick and...

And there's nobody|but Max Walker...

- to keep the streets safe.|- I said I was sorry.

- It's not like I have a choice.|- Of course you have a choice.

- This is what I do.|- I know that's what you do.

It's just that things|are different now.

What are you|talking about?

This isn't the way|I wanted to do this.

I have to go.

There's something|you need to tell me?


Can you wait|until I get back?






- Finish him.|- Who are you?

You're a smart boy.|Why don't you sleep on it a while?

Nothing to see over there.|It's just another jumper.

Hang on, there, buddy!

All right, close enough! That's it!

Thank you!|Stand back, folks!

Come on! Break it up!|There's nothin' to see!

Go back to work. Come on!|Come on, now! Come on, now.

Break it up.|Go back to work.

Come on. Come on,|get out of here.

- Good morning, Mr. Atwood.|- Good morning, Charlie.

- It's a terrible day, sir.|- Beat it.

- What's goin' on?|- Mr. Floatbauer.

He went off the roof.

Ah, yeah.

Well, sh*t happens.|Excuse me.

Oh, that poor man!

Good morning, Pete.

Good morning, Mr. Atwood.

Third jumper this week. They keep|this up, you're gonna be out of a job.

Only going down, sir.

There he is!

- Mr. Atwood, isn't it terrible?|- Tragic.

...little lovebirds

We're not above birds

Let's misbehave

Slip and slide

Slip inside

Slip and slide

I learn to love|I learn to live

Get me Ross.

Ross! Hi!|Yeah, listen.

I want another 100,000 shares|of Middle States Oil.

No, no. Just buy it.|It's an act of faith.

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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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