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      The Time Guardian

      PG 1987 1h 27m Sci-Fi List
      Reviews 13% Audience Score 50+ Ratings When a city in the distant future is besieged by murderous cyborgs, Ballard decides he must go back in time if humanity is to have any chance of survival. With his cohorts Annie and Petra, he journeys to 1980s Australia and searches for the key to helping them defeat their destined robotic overlords. The time travelers are misunderstood by the Australian populace who view them as dangerous outsiders. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Cheap rip-off of The Terminator. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Ozploitation ripoff of "The Terminator." Set some 2000 years in the future, robots have killed off most of humanity except for one city that manages to travel back in time to the modern day Australian outback. However, the evil robots follow them into the outback. I'm certainly not opposed to low budget rip-offs of blockbuster (I'm a huge fan of Roger Corman's "Star Wars" rip-off "Battle Beyond the Stars"), but this film was just morning. It takes most of the film for the robots to even get to the hero in the outback, which is where the story might have been interesting or exciting. The film does cast a couple American actors in small roles, Dean Stockwell and Carrie Fisher (who is the main reason I recorded this film). And as an aside, there's kind of a funny nod to "The Road Warrior" when Carrie Fisher's character mentions that the film's hero was once a feral kid (the name of the boomerang throwing kid in "The Road Warrior"). Incidentally, writer/director Brian Hannant was one of the three writers on "The Road Warrior." Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Terrible, strange Ozzie sci fi ... with weird bad guys with terrible skin and throat cancer, lots of funny, hard to take serious Ozzie accents, a Mister Miyagi who just appears out of no where near the end... and a male hero named after the dog on Eastenders who looked a bit like a butch lesbian... still it wasnt near as bad as John Carpenters Ghost of Mars Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member A city travels in time to escape cyborg robots whose goal is to kill all humans and take the city. Aussie film borrows liberally from The Terminator but I found it quite entertaining. Carrie Fisher adds name talent but seems purposely marginalized with her character injured early and out of sight for much of the rest of the time. Still recommended. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A city travels in time to escape cyborg robots whose goal is to kill all humans and take the city. Aussie film borrows liberally from The Terminator but I found it quite entertaining. Carrie Fisher adds name talent but seems purposely marginalized with her character injured early and out of sight for much of the rest of the time. Still recommended. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Wasnt too bad, a little sci fi flick that had a nice premise with a little action and decent storyline. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis When a city in the distant future is besieged by murderous cyborgs, Ballard decides he must go back in time if humanity is to have any chance of survival. With his cohorts Annie and Petra, he journeys to 1980s Australia and searches for the key to helping them defeat their destined robotic overlords. The time travelers are misunderstood by the Australian populace who view them as dangerous outsiders.
      Director
      Brian Hannant
      Producer
      Norm Wilkinson, Robert Lagettie
      Screenwriter
      John Baxter, Brian Hannant
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English (Australia)
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 9, 2013
      Runtime
      1h 27m
      Sound Mix
      Surround