Two household robots run away and try to start a family.

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Val
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Aqua
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Charlie
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Max
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Susan
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Calvin
Richard B. Shull ...
Factory Boss
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Factory Watchman
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Helicopter Pilot
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Party House Owner
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Party Guest
Wally Ann Wharton ...
Party Guest (as Ann Wharton)
Barry Diamond ...
Firing Range Technician and Catskil Performer
Stephanie Faulkner ...
Firing Range Technician
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Party Butler Robot
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Storyline

Val and Aqua are two household servant robots who start feeling emotions for each other. After falling in love, they decide to escape from their servitude and attempt to start a family of their own. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Meet a modern nuclear family unlike any other. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Comedy

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18 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Amor electrónico  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Universal Pictures gave Andy Kaufman a blank check to make this film after focus group testing indicated that children liked robots, apparently in the wake of R2-D2 and C-3PO. See more »

Goofs

When the Crimebuster begins spinning and shooting at Val and Aqua in the junkyard, you can see Calvin on the rear platform long before his character ( and Susan ) jump on Crimebuster to shut it down. See more »

Quotes

Val: [looking at trees] These are douglas firs.
Aqua: That's very interesting.
Val: Thank you.
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Connections

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THE BREAK
Performed by Kat Mandu
Courtesy of Dee Jay Productions
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One of the greatest cult movies ever!!!
28 March 2004 | by (u.s.a.) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the drive-in and on hbo in the early 80's and i still remember it! It is a kids movie but lets look at the wizard of oz it's the same sort of fantasy movie that everyone can enjoy!!!! I just wish it would come out on dvd in widescreen! So if there is anyone out there that works for a dvd company that can get the rights to this film or who works for the studio that made heartbeeps, really needs to release it in widescreen or special edition, it's a real good movie, i mean if anyone liked the movie Bicentennial Man with robin williams where he plays a robot trying to find himself you will love this movie, if you need a reference, i think its Bicentennial Man meets a love story!


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