Written and directed by Charles Band and starring Tim Thomerson and Helen Hunt, this low-budget, sci-fi- neo-noir classic (and it’s 5 sequels) was a staple at video stores throughout the 80s and 90s.
In Trancers, Tim Thomerson plays trooper Jack Deth, who’s sole mission in life is bringing down the mind-controlled minions (whom Jack lovingly refers to as “squids” because of their weak minds) of a big bad named Whistler. Believing Whistler is dead, Jack decides to call it quits as a Trancer hunter.
But Jack’s days as a retiree are cut short when it’s revealed that Whistler is alive and well and living 300 years in the past. Whistler has traveled to Los Angeles in 1985 on a mission to eliminate the ancestors of his enemies. Sort of a Terminator/John Connor scenario en masse.
So, Jack reluctantly agrees to pursue Whistler into the past, but when he catches the psychotic S.O.B., Jack plans delivering justice… Deth style!
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