Timecop (1994) (part 3 of 7)

Jump cut to Wall Street, 1929. Amid the horse-drawn buggies and Model Ts clogging the curb, there’s police activity surrounding a body on the sidewalk. A car pulls up, and one Mr. Atwood gets out, spats and all. He’s mildly annoyed by the death of someone he apparently knows, and he charges into a bustling office to take a seat at his desk. He checks the New York Times and sees a headline about the stock market crash, and then he reaches into his attaché to pull out another paper.

Caption contributed by Martini Shark

“Hey, just because we’re entering the Great Depression doesn’t mean I can’t check the Celebrity Heat Index!”

Okay, so we clearly have a guy who traveled back in time and wants to start cornering the stock market at its low point in 1929. But wouldn’t the Wall Street Journal have been a more appropriate newspaper choice for this scene? I’m guessing the WSJ publishers didn’t want to sully their brand by appearing in a brain-dead Van Damme action flick. USA Today, on the other hand, clearly had no such issues.

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Multi-Part Article: Timecop (1994)

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