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Time Runner (1993)
In Exile

Nomination Year: 1996
SYNOPSIS:  Michael Raynor (Mark Hamill) comes back to 1982 in order to warn humanity about an alien invasion which is due to arrive in 2022. He is opposed by forces loyal to Senator Neila, who just might be hiding something.

For the slow of mind, n-e-i-l-a is a-l-i-e-n spelled backwards, yet no one figures it out. That tells you much of what you need to know about this movie.

Deus Ex Machina

It's Always Darkest before Rae Dawn
Mark is pinned down in a fire-fight. He staggers out the back of the restaurant. Suddenly--he's rescued by Rae Dawn Chong, whose car window gets broken but later still reflects, then is made whole again somehow.

Deus Ex Machina

The Joy of Shared Psychosis
Mark has these handy-dandy flash-forwards that everyone can see! Not only do they tell him about future dangers, but, in this scene, they distract the bad guys long enough for him to escape!

"Whoops!"

E-Z Off Gets Bloodstains Out...In...Out...
The blood on the front of Mark's shirt is there. It's gone. It's back.

"WHAT?!"

Send...in...the...Marines...
The marines arrive, but for some reason, everything goes into slow motion for ten minutes of screen time. Then it stops. Oooo. Impressive!

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Mark Hamill "Luke Skywalker" 
Rae Dawn Chong Daughter of Tommy Chong, as in "Cheech and..." 
Brion James Plays mustachioed bruisers, like the android Leon in Blade Runner 
Mark Baur  
Gordon Tipple  
Rachel Hayward  
Director Claim to Fame
Michael Mazo  
Robert Lee He was the assistant director of several Smithee films, always behind the scenes, waiting... 

Kevin Hogan

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