- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 13, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.78
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: Behind-the-Scenes (11 mins)
- Promotional Spots (4)
- Trailers: Theatrical
- Music Video:
- Smash Mouth - "Holiday in My Head"
- Lil' J - "It's the Weekend"
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 03/29/2002
"...Pleasant....It's fairly refreshing to see a movie starring teens that avoids gross-out humor..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/29/2002
"...CLOCKSTOPPERS has high energy, bright colors, neat sets, and intriguing effects..."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2002
"...The technology is carefully incorporated into the emotional storyline..."
Total Film - 11/01/2002
"...Frakes handles the action competently..."
Zak Gibbs (Jesse Bradford) is a regular teenager who's only got girls and hot rods on his mind, but all that changes when he finds a watch developed by his scientist dad, Dr. George Gibbs (Robin Thomas). One day, while raking leaves with his friend Francesca (Paula Garces), he discovers the watch has special powers. It goes into "hypertime," speeding up the molecular structure of whoever's wearing it, so the rest of the world looks frozen, but is actually just moving much slower. At first Zak and Francesca have a lot of fun playing pranks on people while in hypertime, but soon they realize they are in grave danger. A corrupt corporate drone, Henry Gates (Michael Beihn), wants to use the watch for evil deeds and decides to kill Zak, his dad, and Francesca in the process. Gates kidnaps Dr. Gibbs and Zak and Francesca enlist the help of a kooky scientist, Dr. Earl Dopler (French Stewart, THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN). The rest is high action camp; it's like THE MATRIX for teens. All the action takes place to a pounding soundtrack that includes artists Smashmouth, Blink 182, Sugar Ray, and Kool Keith.
- Theatrical Release: MARCH 29, 2002