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Who? (1974)

After an American scientist is severely injured and scarred in a car crash along the border with East Germany, he is captured by East German military. The scientists use metal implants to save him. Once he's back in the States, no one can tell if it's really him, so an intelligence specialist must determine who is under the "mask".

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Sean Rogers
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Colonel Azarin
Joseph Bova ...
Dr. Martino / Lucas Martino
Edward Grover ...
Finchley (as Ed Grover)
John Lehne ...
Haller
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Dr. Besser
Kay Tornborg ...
Edith
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Barbara
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Frank Heywood
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Miller
Fred Vincent ...
Douglas
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Dr. Korthu
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General Sturmer
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After an American scientist is severely injured and scarred in a car crash along the border with East Germany, he is captured by East German military. The scientists use metal implants to save him. Once he's back in the States, no one can tell if it's really him, so an intelligence specialist must determine who is under the "mask".

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The kill machine with the megaton mind


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Robo Man  »

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Alexander Allerson is dubbed by David De Keyser. See more »

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When the assassins' car crashes after the failed attempt on Martini's life, it's clearly shown to be empty as it bursts into flames. See more »

Quotes

Lucas Martino: You think panic has something to do with the heart racing, the nerves getting tense, the breath getting labored? Mine doesn't. But I'm in a constant state of panic, Mr. Rogers. My mind is poised for flight. I'm on the edge of screaming all the time, except that if I did more people would stare at me and that would make me scream more until I wouldn't be able to stop!
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For Fans of Oddities
24 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those like myself who enjoy films that fit into no particular genre, and would enjoy a scene like a silver-headed metal man happily driving a tractor, this thing may be for you. ROBO MAN, as it is known on the video box, is a pretty strange affair. It is actually more psychological cat and mouse game than anything else, with the poor, metal-headed guy caught in the middle. The movie intercuts scenes of Gould trying to pick the metal man's brain to find out if he is who he says he is/was, with scenes of Trevor Howard appearing to brainwash the same guy at an earlier date. The intriguing notion is that Gould has such respect for the ability of his perceived enemy (Howard), that NOTHING the metal man says will prove who he is to Gould. I left the movie uncertain whether Gould's stubbornness helped or harmed humanity.

Also, it may have been intentional, but Gould acts more robot-like than Mr. Metalhead. The performance of Metaldude is actually quite affecting. Kudos to Joe Bova.


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