After 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 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 ...
Lucas Martino
Edward Grover ...
Finchley (as Ed Grover)
John Lehne ...
Haller
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General Deptford
Lyndon Brook ...
Dr. Barrister
Michael Lombard ...
Dr. Besser
Kay Tornborg ...
Edith (as Kaym Tornborg)
Joy Garrett ...
Barbara
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Frank Heywood
Bruce Boa ...
Miller
Fred Vincent ...
Douglas
Alexander Allerson ...
Dr. Korthu
Ivan Desny ...
General Sturmer
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After 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 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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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 »

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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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Roboman... Good Grief... Did They Even Make An Extra Nickel From This Lame Re-Titling?
30 July 2005 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

WHO? (3 outta 5 stars) Actually, the movie was re-titled "Roboman" for its video release (let me guess... some time after "Robocop" came out?) and has some trashy cover art making it look some kind of killer-robot-on-the-loose kind of movie... which this most definitely is not! It's actually a very interesting suspense film/character study... kind of philosophical and very low-key. Elliot Gould stars in one of his finest roles... as a US agent who has to decide whether an important American scientist returning from a Soviet country is, in fact, who he claims to be. A nasty car accident on foreign soil almost killed Dr. Lucas Martino (Joseph Bova). Russian scientists saved his life by placing him in a newly-developed robotic body... but he is hardly recognizable as human anymore... so there is some questions as to whether he really IS Dr. Martino... or a Soviet agent pretending to be him to gain access to an important defense project. The entire movie deals with Gould's quest for the truth... and a very interesting story it is, too. The ending is particularly interesting... cross-cutting a final meeting between Gould and Martino with flashbacks to the medical procedure. Is Martino really Martino? And does it really matter? You won't know until the final, fascinating moments.


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