4.3/10
798
15 user 29 critic

The Time Guardian (1987)

In the distant future, the human race nears extinction and a new race of beast-like creatures rule the earth. The few surviving people live in the City, a huge protected construction with ... See full summary »

Director:

Brian Hannant

Writers:

John Baxter (screenplay), Brian Hannant (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Eliminators (1986)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A former pilot rebels against his creator, teaming up with the scientist responsible for android technology, her pet robot Spot, a rough-and-tumble riverboat guide, and a martial arts warrior.

Director: Peter Manoogian
Stars: Andrew Prine, Denise Crosby, Patrick Reynolds
America 3000 (1986)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland where a tribe of women rule and all men are either ferals or slaves, one men rises up to free the men. Can they coexist in peace or will they die in war?

Director: David Engelbach
Stars: Chuck Wagner, Laurene Landon, William Wallace
Arena (1989)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A human becomes an unlikely rising star in the biggest fighting tournament in the galaxy that's dominated by alien species.

Director: Peter Manoogian
Stars: Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Camp, Claudia Christian
Frankenstein (TV Movie 1984)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A scientist who is obsessed with creating life finally does it, with tragic results.

Director: James Ormerod
Stars: Robert Powell, David Warner, Carrie Fisher
She's Back (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A henpecked electrician is nagged by his recently deceased wife into taking revenge on the gang responsible for her death.

Director: Tim Kincaid
Stars: Carrie Fisher, Robert Joy, Matthew Cowles
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter
Excalibur (1981)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.

Director: John Boorman
Stars: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay
Piece of Cake (1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, George Anton, Boyd Gaines
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Showdown at William's Creek

Director: Allan Kroeker
Stars: Tom Burlinson, Stephen E. Miller, Michelle Thrush
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Daniel Greene, Janet Agren, Claudio Cassinelli
Flash Gordon (1980)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Director: Mike Hodges
Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A mother goes to Hollywood to find her runaway daughter. The Vice Squad discovers that a dangerous gangster has turned the girl into one of his junkie teen prostitutes. The Squad also investigates illegal betting and a BDSM pornographer.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Ronny Cox, Frank Gorshin, Leon Isaac Kennedy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Burlinson ... Ballard
Nikki Coghill ... Annie
Dean Stockwell ... Boss
Carrie Fisher ... Petra
Peter Merrill Peter Merrill ... Zuryk / Committee Member
Tim Robertson ... Sergeant McCarthy
Jim Holt Jim Holt ... Rafferty
Thye Liew Wan Thye Liew Wan ... Sun-Wah
Damon Sanders Damon Sanders ... Smith
Tom Karpanny Tom Karpanny ... Tracker
Henry Salter Henry Salter ... Prenzler
Peter Healy Peter Healy ... Wayne
Adrian Shirley Adrian Shirley ... Counihan
Don Barker Don Barker ... Undertaker
Terrayne Crawford Terrayne Crawford ... Tucker (as Terry Crawford)
Edit

Storyline

In the distant future, the human race nears extinction and a new race of beast-like creatures rule the earth. The few surviving people live in the City, a huge protected construction with the ability to travel in both space and time. The City travels back to our time to save humanity... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Time is just about the only thing he won't waste. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1987 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Time Guardian See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

AUD8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,748, 6 August 1989

Gross USA:

$12,682

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,682
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One a number of South Australian made movies which feature a time-frame in the title. Such films include 2:37 (2006), 52 Tuesdays (2013), A Month of Sundays (2015), A Sunday Too Far (2016), December Boys (2007), The Time Guardian (1987), The Making of 'Sunday' (1975), and Sunday Too Far Away (1975), whilst Playing Beatie Bow (1986) also involved time-travel. See more »

Quotes

Ballard: These aren't plumbers you can bribe to have your bathroom fixed overnight, lady. They're killers.
See more »

Connections

Features The Terminator (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

This Time I Know
Music by Allan Zavod & Bobby Martin (as Robert Martin)
Lyrics by Bobby Martin (as Robert Martin)
Produced by Allan Zavod
Sung by Angry Anderson
Courtesy of Mushroom Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fantastic
5 July 2009 | by krabborgSee all my reviews

I have seen Star Wars, I have seen 2001: A Space Odyssey, I have seen The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The Things... But I can not safely say that I had seen a movie until I saw the Australian epic, Time Guardian. I can truly vouch for this movie, it was simply phenomenal. I had heard it recommended by dignitaries, ambassadors, presidents, kings, dukes, squires, magistrates, C.E.O.s and of course associates and cronies, but was skeptical until I finally sat down and was swept away by the electric brilliance of this mind boggling, golden film. With an all star cast including Carrie Fisher and some blonde Aussy chick and Peter Merrill, it leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. You will dump your pants. The actors from this film, "Aren't just plumbers that you can bribe to fix your bathroom overnight, they kill to live!!!" and if you don't like this movie, you can't run a DVD player, and, "you probably can't even run a hot bath!" Watch this or your life is a failure!


13 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Tony Shalhoub and Alex Borstein: Happy to Win Together

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" stars Tony Shalhoub and Alex Borstein discuss their wins, their characters' similarities, and what's changed in the 13 years since Tony last won an Emmy.

Watch now

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed