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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Barry Diamond ...
Firing Range Technician and Catskil Performer
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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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18 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Amor electrónico  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Universal executives were horrified by the cut Allan Arkush presented them with, and their final cut was a mere 79 minutes with credits. 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

Susan: [talking to pet raccoon] It's all right, Rover. These friendly robots are obviously not mischievous trespassers.
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THE BREAK
Performed by Kat Mandu
Courtesy of Dee Jay Productions
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A Charming Allegory
19 April 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Before "Bicentenial Man"... there was a group of robots...

I watched this movie one time, 20 years ago, but I still remember it fondly. I have always thought of it as an allegory, centered around two robots who "grow up" through their wild, teenage years, have a child and face crises together. They finally discover the meaning of love, in a way that is deeper than just being fond of each other, as they sacrifice for each other.

I was so impressed with this movie that I can still recall much of the dialog. I remember the jokes and plot twists. The movie is light-hearted, funny and insightful and is even poignant at times.


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