Forgotten Action Cinema: TC 2000


When you stop to ponder how many times Billy Blanks gets his ass kicked over the course of T.J. Scott’s dorky science fiction actioner “TC 2000″, you seriously start to question his status as an action hero. I’m not saying that he has to coast through the entire picture without getting a few scratches on his angular puss, but it would be nice to see him completely overwhelm his decidedly outclassed opponents without getting his posterior handed to him in the process. Of course, if you shortened the action sequences, you’d realize that there’s not much of a story to speak of, no intricate plotting supporting the picture’s countless corridor-centric set pieces. The film’s only saving grace — besides watching Bobbie Phillips obliterate her enemies while wearing a ridiculously cheesy albeit realistically futuristic S&M costume — is the presence of martial arts veteran Bolo Yeung, who is featured prominently towards the second half of the feature. Although his dialogue is extremely limited, his penchant for beating a severe amount of ass makes up for the guy’s lack of verbal correspondence. Those of us who like our dodgy martial arts flicks laced with generic sci-fi overtones will openly embrace “TC 2000″ for all the wrong reasons. God bless the 90’s. And isn’t Billy Blanks due for a big-screen cinematic revival? Given the state of the American box office, “TC 3000″ honestly doesn’t sound that far fetched. Call me if you need a script.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • Regmovies

    I love them!

  • KungFuBrotha

    I LOVE Bobbie Phillips and her metamorphosis in her look and martial arts ability over the years! I find TC2000 to be a fun albeit campy 90’s film with Bolo Yeung, Billy Blanks and Mattias Hues surrounding beautiful Bobbie Phillips how can any martial arts action fan NOT want this film for their collection! I have it on LASER DISC.

  • Ry

    Great flick! Pretty funny how its available on DVD in the U.K., yet it remains out of print in North America. Good film nonetheless.