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A 1985 film directed by Charles Band about a cop from 300 years in the future who is sent back to 1985 to protect the ancestors of his leaders from a psychic killer. Released in Australia and possibly some other areas as "Future Cop".

A total of six films were released, the final five were direct-to-video releases by Band's Creator/FullMoonFeatures.

!!Tropes in the first film:

* AwesomeMcCoolname: Jack Deth
* FailOSuckyname: Jack's ancestor Phil Dethton
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: The first film has some interesting nods.
* FutureFoodIsArtificial: Implied.
-->'''Jack Deth:''' I'm from another time, another world. I don't even know what you people eat for lunch.
* GenderBender: [=McNulty=] in the first two movies inhabits the body of a young girl. Also, Jack in #6 inhabiting his daughter Josephine's body.
* HeyItsThatGuy: A 22 year old Helen Hunt, 10 years before her AcademyAward.
** The star is Tim Thomerson, who never made it ''big'', but was a charismatic actor who was often proclaimed to be the king of B-movies (in competition with Bruce Campbell).
* IdenticalGrandson: Jack and Phil.
* ItsASmallWorldAfterAll: Jack hops into his ancestor who had just met and slept with a girl who he promised to take to work in the morning, and at her work it turns out the MallSanta she worked with was a trancer! What are the odds!?
* MindControlConspiracy: Whistler has been in the past long enough and his ancestor was in a high enough position in the police department that the police could not be trusted.
* MindControlEyes: Not eyes but ''skin'', in this case.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Taken the wrong way by the man Jack Deth is trying to save.
-->"Your name is 'Death'? Forget it, I'm not going up there!"
* PermaStubble: Jack Deth. Interestingly, the reason for that was shown in-universe. Jack's ancestor had his face lathered up and was about to shave when Jack jumped into his body. Since Jack didn't know anything about twentieth-century shaving methods, he just wiped the foam off his face and went unshaven for the rest of the movie.
* PluckyComicRelief: The homeless ancestor they pick up.
* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Build a receptacle into the handle of a gun to hold two uncushioned glass vials of the drug needed to return to the future, and firing the gun or tossing it around is ''probably'' going to break one of them.]]
* SheIsAllGrownUp: The little girl that [=McNulty=] jumped into in the first movie returns as a teenager in the second.
* {{Tagline}}: "His name is Deth. He hunts Trancers. Even in the 20th Century."
* TerminatorTwosome: Jack Deth and Whistler
* TimeStandsStill: The time-slowing watch which stretches one second into ten.
* UnderwaterRuins: Before he goes to the past, Jack does scuba-diving in the old city of "Lost" Angeles.
-->'''Leena:''' But you don't know the way!
-->'''Jack:''' Yeah I do - I used to swim through here.
-->'''Lenna:''' [[FlatWhat What?]]
* TimeyWimeyBall: Somehow, Weisling killing the ancestors of the Council only means that they disappear 300 years into the future. They can infer from this that Whistler's in Weisling's body.
** Also, the hoohah with Jack's own time, where after #2 he can only physically travel through time.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Jack took over the body of Phil in order to come to 1986. He never went back to the future. So what happened to Phil?
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