ChildCare Action Project:
Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)

Entertainment Media Analysis Report

Timecop (1994)
CAP Score: 41
CAP ID: 1.34

Thomas A. Carder
CAP President

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Timecop CAP Thermometers

Timecop  was NOT a family movie!

Wanton Violence/Crime (W) lost two-thirds of its starting 100 points due to Language was a BIG problem in Timecop. The language was exceptionally foul and vulgar and frequent (increasing in frequency near the end of the movie). Thus, the Impunity/Hate (I) score(1) dropped to nada.

Timecop also lost about two-thirds of its 100 starting points in Sex/Homosexuality (S) due to How surprising it was to find no instance of unacceptable material applicable to the Drugs/Alcohol (D) CAP Investigation Area.

Offense to God (O) also lost about two-thirds of it points due to the use of God's name in vain with the three/four letter word vocabulary.(2)

Material applicable to the Murder/Suicide (M) Investigation Area included(3) In accordance with the comparative baseline data, Timecop was equivalent to R-rated material in all CAP Investigation Areas except Drugs/Alcohol in which the movie presented material equivalent to G-rated movies. Thus, Timecop was equivalent to the comparative baseline data corresponding to 83% R-rated material and 17% G-rated material.

Please remember we believe that if even one of the six Investigation Area scores for a movie is equivalent to the CAP comparative baseline databse scoring range for R, PG-13, or PG material, the entire movie should be regarded as so rated.  For example, if only Wanton Violence/Crime earns a score equivalent to R but all other Investigation Areas earn a score equivalent to G, THERE IS R-RATED MATERIAL IN THE MOVIE AND YOUR KIDS WILL SEE IT AND HEAR IT IF THEY WATCH THE MOVIE!

Below is the table showing the scoring in each of the Investigation Areas plus the Final Score drawn from the actual CAP Report. In addition, the number of examples per hour of unacceptable material in each of the Investigation Areas is provided.

Timecop CAP Scorecard

(1) As noted in CAP Special Report-0001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend" Impunity/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. I pray you will find time to read Special Report-0001. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

(2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary is incorporated into the Impunity/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name in vain with and without the three/four letter word vocabulary is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area.

(3) If observed, attempts to commit murder or suicide are incorporated into the Wanton Violence/Crime CAP Investigation Area. Successful murder or suicide is incorporated into the Murder/Suicide CAP Investigation Area.

Additional reviews of this movie may be located at "Movie Review Query Engine at Telerama."

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