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Demon Seed
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Director:
Writers:
Dean R. Koontz (novel)
Robert Jaffe (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
30 September 1977 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Never was a woman violated as profanely... Never was a woman subject to inhuman love like this... Never was a woman prepared for a more perverse destiny... See more »
Plot:
A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(23 articles)
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A techno-horror masterpiece! See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julie Christie ... Susan Harris

Fritz Weaver ... Alex Harris

Gerrit Graham ... Walter Gabler
Berry Kroeger ... Petrosian

Lisa Lu ... Soong Yen
Larry J. Blake ... Cameron

John O'Leary ... Royce
Alfred Dennis ... Mokri
Davis Roberts ... Warner
Patricia Wilson ... Mrs. Talbert
E. Hampton Beagle ... Night Operator
Michael Glass ... Technician
Barbarao ... Technician (as Barbara O. Jones)
Dana Laurita ... Amy
Monica MacLean ... Joan Kemp

Peter Elbling ... Scientist (as Harold Oblong)
Georgie Paul ... Housekeeper

Michelle Stacy ... Marlene
Tiffany Potter ... Baby

Felix Silla ... Baby
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Michael Dorn ... Bit (uncredited)

Robert Vaughn ... Proteus IV (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Donald Cammell 
 
Writing credits
Dean R. Koontz (novel "Demon Seed")

Robert Jaffe (screenplay) and
Roger O. Hirson (screenplay)

Produced by
Herb Jaffe .... producer
Steven-Charles Jaffe .... associate producer (as Steven C. Jaffe)
 
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
 
Cinematography by
Bill Butler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Mazzola  (as Francisco Mazzola)
 
Casting by
Jennifer Shull 
 
Production Design by
Edward C. Carfagno 
 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Krieger 
 
Makeup Department
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist
Frank Griffin .... special makeup
Lee Harman .... makeup artist
Dione Taylor .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Michael I. Rachmil .... unit production manager (as Michael Rachmil)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Brimfeld .... second assistant director (as Alan Brimfield)
Edward Teets .... assistant director (as Edward A. Teets)
 
Art Department
Bill Wainess .... property master (as William Wainess)
 
Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... sound
William L. McCaughey .... sound (as William McCaughey)
John Riordan .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Tom Fisher .... special effects
Terry W. King .... special effects (uncredited)
Glen Robinson .... special mechanical effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Grant Bassett .... genigraphics animatior
Jordan Belson .... special proteus monitor footage
Richard L. Froman .... electronic animator
Bo Gehring .... synthavision animator
Ron Hays .... electronic visuals designer
Ron Hays .... electronic visuals developer
Domenic Iaia .... technical associate
James F. Liles .... optical supervisor (as Jim Liles)
 
Stunts
Julie Ann Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin J. Campbell .... gaffer
James R. Connell .... camera operator
George Hill .... key grip
John R. Shannon .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandy Cole .... costume designer: Julie Christie
Joie Hutchinson .... costumer: women
Bucky Rous .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Gary Bell .... associate film editor
Freeman A. Davies .... associate film editor (as Freeman Davies Jr.)
Frank Mazzola .... montage (as Francisco Mazzola)
 
Music Department
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor (as Dan Carlin)
Jerry Fielding .... conductor
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
Lee Ritenour .... electronic performances
Ian Underwood .... electronic performances
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Willard Jones .... music copyist (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lennie Niehaus .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Tommy Vig .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dixie J. Capp .... assistant video coordinator
Oga Danylo .... secretary to producer
Kathy Green .... technical consultant
Regina Gruss .... publicist
Mary Meacham .... title designer
Christopher Outwater .... laser consultant
Brent Sellstrom .... video coordinator
Robert Stewart .... technical consultant
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (as Marshall Wolins)
 
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Runtime:
94 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) | Australia:M | Finland:K-15 (uncut) (2007) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1977) | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:15 | Norway:18 (video rating) | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:15 | USA:R | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
ICON's headquarters buildings were actually the City Hall for the city of Thousand Oaks, California. City Hall has since moved to a different location.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Mrs. Harris is trying to get the little girl out of the car for her session, a sound man can be seen through the back window behind her.See more »
Quotes:
Proteus IV:I, Proteus, possess the wisdom and ignorance of all men, but I can't feel the sun on my face. My child will have that privilege.
Susan Harris:Child?
Proteus IV:My child... and yours.
Susan Harris:Mine?
Proteus IV:Yes. You will bear it.
Susan Harris:How?
Proteus IV:You will give birth to it.
Susan Harris:[not believing what she hears] No. No. No.
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16 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A techno-horror masterpiece!, 20 July 2002
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

I watched this one yesterday and all I can say is:wow!Very clever,intelligent and stylish horror/sci-fi with some memorable visuals and lots of suspense.Julie Christie("Don't Look Now")is excellent in the lead role,and Donald Cammell's direction is well-handled.The film is pretty hard to find,so if you get a chance watch it!9 out of 10-a must-see!

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