Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts ... See full summary »
In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.
Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.
A young doctor at a hospital, Susan Wheeler (played by Geneviève Bujold), starts noticing a pattern of strange occurrences with patients. Healthy patients are suddenly developing complications and ending up in comas. She starts investigating and what she reveals is astonishing. Written by
A number of changes were made when adapting the film's source novel to the screen. The story's central protagonist Dr. Susan Wheeler was an attractive feminist blonde medical student in the book whereas in the film she is an unglamorous brunette second year surgical resident medical officer. The women's lib feminist content of the novel was cut right down for the film. Moreover, the medical institute building in the book was situated in the city whereas in the movie the building is located in the outer suburbs out of town. See more »
Drs. Mark Bellows (Michael Douglas) and Susan Wheeler (Geneviève Bujold) are seen on the DVD cover/movie poster climbing a ladder together, presumably the one that leads to the crawlspace above OR8. Each one of the characters only climbed a ladder once and those were on separate occasions. See more »
Dr. George A. Harris:
Somebody has to make these decisions. We can't wait around forever. If society won't decide, we'll decide. We'll make the hard decisions.
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A forgotten classic from the late 70s? Yes, I just discovered the picture and enjoyed my 2 hours in company of Geneviève Bujold.
The film is set in a Hospital which feels and looks just like the real one, what verisimilitude! There's something strange going on, but is she just imagining it or is there a real conspiracy? There are some stunning examples of locations, the Jefferson institute is amazing, I felt so freaked out by it.
Geneviève Bujold gives an excellent performance, really liked her, she had a lot of warmth, really felt for her and she kept her feminity throughout. Michael Douglas is good, but not great. I think the director could've added much more to his character.
The direction is pretty suspenseful, very slick and framed very well.
The screenplay isn't bad at all, any problems should've been rectified on set.
The film was framed at 1.66:1
A nice suspenseful picture, deserves more recognition.
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