Timecop

Timecop (1994)

9 mistakes

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Factual error: We're told they carbon dated the gold to determine its age. Problem is, the gold hasn't aged by the normal processs - as it's been brought forward in time it will appear to be extremely new. As such carbon dating wouldn't work. Also, carbon dating only works on things that were alive and absorbed carbon-14; gold, having never been alive, could not be dated this way.

Jon Sandys Premium member
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Other mistake: When the man is in front of the Senate committee asking for appropriations for the Time Enforcement Commission, he states that you can not go into the future as it has not happened yet. During the scene with Atwood scanning the USA Today, the date on the paper is October 30, 2004. So, one could assume that this is the current date. Later on in the movie, there is a news report on the television with the woman stating that McComb's campaign might be denied federal campaign matching funds, and that McComb might have to withdraw from the race. Now, being that the election is only three days away on November 2, 2004, it would be a little too late to withdraw from the race, not to mention the lateness in the determination if he is eligible for federal campaign matching funds.

Factual error: As Walker and Atwood are falling from the building in 1929 New York City, the reflection of Vancouver's Harbor Centre is visible in windows. Furthermore, the Harbor Centre was completed in 1977, so this is a double goof. (00:22:45)

zendaddy621
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Revealing mistake: Near the beginning, when Van Damme goes and arrests his former partner, watch when they both jump out the window. It is clear that they are on a cable decelerator. They fall straight down and in a controlled and slightly slowed motion. Very noticeable.

Continuity mistake: When Atwood is sent back and continues his fall, he lands on a black police car with his head and body lying on the bonnet face down. From the overhead shot his body has completely disappeared, as he was wearing a light grey suit which would stand out on the black car.

Continuity mistake: At the end when they are hanging from the roof, the bad guy gets shot and falls off and Walker climbs back onto the roof. He then turns the light off on top of the gun, but when he walks away the light is back on.

Plot hole: When Walker jumps out of the window with Atwood he is carrying the bag with all the modern bits in, but the high tech gun Atwood used and the Today newspaper are left behind.

Continuity mistake: At the end when they are fighting at the house, future Walker's hair keeps changing between wet and dry throughout the whole scene.

Factual error: In 1929 New York, the license plates on the cars are wrong. In 1929 they used an A1-234 pattern and these are 123-456 patterns. 1921 used the 123-456 pattern, but they were white on black plates, not the black on yellow we see.

Bishop73

Walker: There is never enough time.
Melissa: Time for what?
Walker: To satisfy a woman.
Melissa: Then you never want to miss an opportunity.

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Question: When Lyle is at his desk, he has two newspapers in front of him and he is circling the same stock on both of them. One newspaper is for the year he's currently in, 1929. The second one is from 2004. How could stocks from the same newspaper 75 years apart possibly be helpful in getting McComb to the presidency?

Answer: Also, it was strongly implied that Lyle Atwood was in New York City shortly after the massive Wall Street crash that occurred in October of 1929, so all he would need to do is find stocks that still exist and are doing well in 2004 and buy those particular stocks when they're presumably at their lowest value in history; the payoff after 75 years would be astronomical for the stockholder.

zendaddy621

Answer: Any stock that massively increased in value between 1929 and 2004 would be a great investment for a time traveller, providing vast quantities of wealth to help fund a presidential campaign, for example.

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