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Time Crisis is a 1995 action film about a small nation that is under terror when Rachel, the president's daughter, is kidnapped by a madman named Sherudo Guardo. With that, it's up to secret agent Richard Miller from the VSSE to save the day. The only thing standing between Richard and Rachel is an army of henchmen, a dozen or so murderous ninjas, and a few robotic assassins all led by a criminal mastermind known as "Wild Dog", who is involved in all of this. A light gun arcade game adaption based on the film was developed by Namco, and was released for the arcade and the Sony Playstation (which is compatible with the "Guncon" light gun). On October 5, 1993 while filming this movie, as Crispin Glover performed his part with the gun (a real firearm that barely fired a bullet) shooting at Oscar Maynard, what everyone didn't know was that the gun used was loaded, and that when it finally went off, Oscar Maynard was stuck by the bullet and was killed. In response, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the director of this film, Michael Dempsy, for using a deadly weapon as a movie prop. Fourtunaetly, with the help of his attorney, Dempsy avoided losing major funding. With the actor dead, Sherudo Guardo's death scene remained uncut and became part of the film, in which production had been delayed due to the incident.
Time Crisis

Directed by

Michael Dempsy

Produced by

Charles Tucker


Crispin Glover
Laurie Redgate
Oscar Maynard
Baxter Volvroe
D.B. Sweeney

Music by

Danny Elfman


Crown Town Media

Distributed by

20th Century Fox

Release Date

December 22, 1995

Running time

98 minutes



Followed by

Time Crisis 2


This film is dedicated in memory of Oscar Maynard

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