Thrill Seekers

Thrill Seekers

Director: Mario Azzopardi

Cast: Casper Van Dien, Theresa Saldana, Martin Sheen

     
 

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Hired by a cheap tabloid, washed-up reporter Tom Merrick (Casper Van Dien) begins collecting research for a series of articles on famous disasters. Along the way, he makes a curious discovery: In the photos of such catastrophes as the San Francisco Earthquake and the Hindenburg explosion, he notices that the same person keeps showing up in the crowds. It soon develops…  See more details below

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Hired by a cheap tabloid, washed-up reporter Tom Merrick (Casper Van Dien) begins collecting research for a series of articles on famous disasters. Along the way, he makes a curious discovery: In the photos of such catastrophes as the San Francisco Earthquake and the Hindenburg explosion, he notices that the same person keeps showing up in the crowds. It soon develops that a group of futuristic "tourists" have signed on with an organization called Thrill Seekers, which whisks its customers to historical tragedies so that they can experience the thrill of being eyewitnesses. Much to his horror, Tom finds out that these time-traveling tourists have shown up in his own town, preparing to watch a cataclysmic disaster that has not yet transpired -- one that, unless prevented, will claim the lives of Tom's ex-wife and son. Originally telecast as The Time Shifters by TBS on October 17, 1999, this made-for-cable feature has since been released to video as Thrill Seekers.

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Thrill Seekers is quite the big-thinking little adventure, with a plot worthy of early Ray Bradbury or Isaac Asimov, but with more explosive action. Director Mario Azzopardi's chops are razor sharp in this breathlessly paced, entirely entertaining science fiction romp that should have even non-sci-fi fans engaged to the end. The gaping hole in the plot (the people of the future didn't know about Merrick in the first place?) and Martin Sheen's cameo (on a static-covered computer monitor) can be easily forgiven. Casper Van Dien, who usually acts using nothing but his elongated chin, isn't quite the dim-bulb puppy of previous outings, which is vital, because one false note brings this entire puzzle cascading into cinematic oblivion. But he's OK, and so is the movie. Those expecting another Back to the Future will be only slightly disappointed, but those expecting nothing more than a captivating fantasy that makes the most of its TV movie budget (it was produced for TNT) will be roundly rewarded.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2012
UPC:
0625828612459
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Peace Arch Trinity
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
59,745

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Casper Van Dien Tom Merrick
Theresa Saldana Cortez
Martin Sheen Grifasi
Peter Outerbridge Felder
Julian Richings Murray Trevor (The Tourist)
Catherine Bell Elizabeth Wintern
Lawrence Z. Dane FBI Agent Baker
Catherine Oxenberg Thrill Seekers Spokeperson
Mimi Kuzyk Eleanor Grayson
Jim Allodi FBI Agent Stanton
Deborah Odell Jen
Matthew Bennett Capt. Tyler
Marc Donato Kevin
Stephen Bogaert Steve
Sumela Kay Girl on Plane
Carole MacKereth Flight Attendant
Trevor Bain Man at Gas Station
Matt Birman Cameraman
Jim Codrington Copilot
Brenden Connor Subway Newscaster
Kathryn Humphries Reporter at Arean
Oscar Hsu FBI Agent Subway
Tony Meyler Cop at Turnstyles
Billy Otis Gas Station Attendant
Lee Smart Arena Manager
Robert Thomas Cop Outside Arena

Technical Credits
Mario Azzopardi Director
Trysha Bakker Costumes/Costume Designer
Cary Brokaw Executive Producer
Greg Chown Art Director
Peter Cosco Production Designer
Kurt Inderbitzin Executive Producer,Teleplay
J.J. Jamieson Executive Producer
Karen J. Lauder Executive Producer
Tom Luse Producer
Fred Mollin Score Composer
Marcus Ticotin Executive Producer
Derrick Underschultz Cinematographer
Gay Walch Executive Producer,Teleplay
Ron Wisman Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Thrill Seekers
1. Scene 1 [8:17]
2. Scene 2 [7:59]
3. Scene 3 [8:01]
4. Scene 4 [8:26]
5. Scene 5 [7:46]
6. Scene 6 [7:43]
7. Scene 7 [6:49]
8. Scene 8 [9:47]
9. Scene 9 [7:49]
10. Scene 10 [7:22]
11. Scene 11 [7:06]
12. Scene 12 [1:11]

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