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Trancers (1984)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 22 May 1985 (USA)
Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler -- an evil criminal who uses powerful hypnotic powers to ... See full summary »

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Charles Band
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Thomerson ... Jack Deth
Helen Hunt ... Leena
Michael Stefani Michael Stefani ... Whistler / Detective Weisling
Art LaFleur ... McNulty (as Art La Fleur)
Telma Hopkins ... Engineer Raines
Richard Herd ... Chairman Spencer
Anne Seymour ... Chairman Ashe
Miguel Fernandes ... Officer Lopez (as Miguel Fernandez)
Biff Manard Biff Manard ... Hap Ashby
Peter Schrum ... Santa Claus (as Pete Schrum)
Barbara Perry ... Mrs. Santa Claus
Brad Logan Brad Logan ... Bull
Minnie Summers Lindsey ... 'Mom' (as Minnie Lindsay)
Richard Erdman ... Drunken Wise Man
Wiley Harker Wiley Harker ... Dapper Old Man
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Storyline

Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler -- an evil criminal who uses powerful hypnotic powers to transform people into zombie-like creatures known as trancers. Whistler has managed to escape through time travel and is loose in 1980s L.A., but Deth is on his trail. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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His name is Deth. He hunts Trancers. Even in the 20th Century. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Full Movie on Hulu

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Future Cop See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Anne Seymour had trouble with her character's lines during filming. See more »

Goofs

After Jack has finished fighting in the cafe near the start of the movie (5:45), if you look closely at the right hand side of the screen you can clearly see a member of the crew's face through a hole in the wall. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Deth: Last January, I finally singed Martin Whistler out on one of the rim planets. Since then, I've been hunting down the last of his murdering cult. We call them "Trancers:" slaves to Whistler's psychic power. Not really alive, not dead enough. It's July now, and I'm tired. Real tired.
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Crazy Credits

The Echo Bridge DVD release features a trailer for Trancers 2 superimposed on the credits in the upper-middle of the screen as the credits roll. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Movie Nights: Subspecies (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

We Three Kings
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Words and Music by John H. Hopkins
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Prancer Trancer
2 October 2008 | by barnthebarnSee all my reviews

Trancers is a breathtaking film. Made on a minute budget, the sets clearly suffer from costings yet despite this the film is consistently humorous and riveting. Tim Thomerson blasts his way through many bad Trancers dude in his sarcastic and wry style - the scene where he tells a well toned body-builder (Michael McGrady) that his tan suits Christmas well is brilliant as are many of the daft remarks. Featuring a pre-fame Helen Hunt as Leena and a great range of supporting actors we also have to be grateful to the writers, Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo (later to concentrate on computer games understandably) who tone the film in ways that Charles Band (as director) could never have done alone.


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