Funnyman Tim Allen plays an out-of-practice superhero who used to turn heads as the flashy Captain Zoom. When a secret agency recruits him to turn a motley crop of teens into the next generation of good guys, he’s forced to get back into shape. But can he pull off the transformation? Courteney Cox and Rip Torn also star in this lighthearted fantasy comedy based on the graphic novel Zoom’s Academy for the Super Gifted.
In 1991, Tim Allen paid his first visit to Sound Stage 4 at The Walt Disney Studios, where the set for a new series called “Home Improvement” was under construction. The award-winning actor took one look at the set and asked, “If this show doesn’t work – can I have all that wood?”
Needless to say, Tim’s lumber room saw no increase in its supply, while his popularity skyrocketed among television audiences, who rendered “Home Improvement” ABC’s no. 1 show by 1995. He also earned numerous awards for his bumbling Mr. Fix-It role, as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, including a Golden Globe in 1994 and The People’s Choice Award for four consecutive years (1993-96).
Born in Denver, Colorado, and raised in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham, Tim graduated from Western Michigan University, in 1975, with a degree in television production. In 1979, on a friend’s dare, he made his stand-up debut at a local comedy club. His innate knack for making people laugh turned to gold when Tim began… read more
Peter Hewitt (born 1962, Brighton, England) is a British film director. Hewitt is a comic book fan and wanted to direct the Judge Dredd movie in the early 1990s.
Upon graduating from England’s National Film and Television School in 1990, Hewitt flew to Hollywood with his BAFTA award-winning short film, The Candy Show, in hand. Once there, he called executives from major U.S. studios and asked if he could show them his film. Soon after, he landed an agent and made his feature film directorial debut with Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Although not as big a success as the original, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the movie made a profit and Hewitt was on his way.
He turned to TV next, directing the first two hours of the mini-series Wild Palms. He directed Disney’s Tom and Huck in 1995 which was based on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hewitt returned to Britain to film The Borrowers, based on classic children’s novel by Mary Norton of the same name. He… read more