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 ...
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Factory Watchman
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Helicopter Pilot
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Wally Ann Wharton ...
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Barry Diamond ...
Firing Range Technician and Catskil Performer
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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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18 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Amor electrónico  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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The characters "Susan" and "Calvin", who appear in the junkyard scenes are named after Susan Calvin, a frequently recurring character from Isaac Asimov's Positronic Robot short stories. See more »

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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 »

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Val: [looking at trees] These are douglas firs.
Aqua: That's very interesting.
Val: Thank you.
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Featured in Coming Soon (1982) See more »

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THE BREAK
Performed by Kat Mandu
Courtesy of Dee Jay Productions
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not funny and tired
2 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

Val (Andy Kaufman) is a high class robot damaged in an industrial accident. He's put in storage next to Aqua (Bernadette Peters). He's a business robot and she's given more charm. They are joined by comedian robot Catskill. They leave the warehouse to gather input and are pursued by the Crimebuster robot. Robot mechanics Charlie (Randy Quaid) and Max (Kenneth McMillan) are sent to retrieve the robots. Val and Aqua build Phil out of spare parts.

It's not cute enough to be adorable. The robotic acting forced on Andy and Bernadette leaves out the humor. Catskill's bad jokes only deaden the comedy. There is 1 or 2 touching moments if the audience can stay awake.


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