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. The director of this film, Michael Dempsy was later arrested and was charged with using a deadly weapon as a movie prop, however, Dempsy was soon bailed out of jail with the help of his attorney. With the actor dead, Sherudo Guardo's death scene remained uncut and became part of the film, in which production was delayed due to the incident.

Time Crisis


Directed by
Michael Dempsy

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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
United States
Followed by


This film is dedicated in memory of Oscar Maynard