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Android (1982)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  October 1982 (USA)
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Eccentric scientist Dr.Daniel and his shy, clumsy assistant Max, lead a quiet life on their space station where they carry out illegal research into androids, until they receive an ... See full summary »

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Dr. Daniel
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Mendes
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Cassandra
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Mary Ann Fisher ...
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Darrell Larson ...
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Ian Scheibel ...
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Wayne Springfield ...
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Julia Gibson ...
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Randy Connor ...
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Eccentric scientist Dr.Daniel and his shy, clumsy assistant Max, lead a quiet life on their space station where they carry out illegal research into androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives from justice, one of whom is female. Dr.Daniel and Max are both interested in her, but one of them has rather more sinister intentions than just romance... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Meet Max 404. He's a little over five years old. He just met his first woman. It's time to get down to Earth. See more »

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October 1982 (USA)  »

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Android - Molto più che umano  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Cassandra's line to Maggie, "Wrong me not, good sister, nor wrong yourself," is taken from William Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew." See more »

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In the 4:3 screen version at 11 minutes, the boom mic is visible above Max's head when he greets Maggie, Keller and Mendes. See more »

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[first lines]
[Max is listening to Huey Lewis while playing with miniature robots and watching a screen showing the very basics of humans kissing and making love]
Dr. Daniel: [over the intercom] Max.
[Max switches from the video to the scanners]
Dr. Daniel: Max?
Max 404: Yes, Dr. Daniel?
Dr. Daniel: Max, what is that noise?
[Max turns off the music]
Max 404: I was doing some research, Sir.
Dr. Daniel: On what?
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The android Max 404 is listed as being played by "HIMSELF". See more »

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Heavy Artillery
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underrated cross-genre effort
1 August 2001 | by (Annandale, VA) – See all my reviews

Take a predictable android sci-fi plot, a coming of age story, some cops & robbers, and a pinch of "Bride of Frankenstein". Put it all in a low-budget ensemble film and stir vigorously. What you end up with is interesting, engaging, and unique in spite of its obvious flaws.

Android Max and his scientist master are living in a remote space station when they are joined by a trio of fugitives - a beauty, a beast, and a brain. The brain figures that they've stumbled onto something valuable seeing as how androids have been outlawed on Earth ever since the uprising. It turns out that at a certain age, the androids become disrespectful, insubordinate, and obsessed with sex. In other words, they turn into adolescents, so we can all sympathize with what Max is going through when he sees a female for the very first time. Meanwhile, the scientist is working on a new and improved replacement for Max, a model which just happens to also be a gorgeous blond woman.

The plot lines are cliche and full of holes, the ending is a bit of a cheat, and the special effects are weak. The film works, however, because it pays close attention to the things which matter, mainly Max and his own isolated world. Although many have criticized the cheap sets, they maintain a coherent mood and atmosphere which is entirely successful in creating a fictional space in which the story can take place. Max himself is one of the most intelligently scripted and well acted android characters to ever appear on screen. You'll be disappointed if you're looking for action or deep meanings, but if you allow yourself to take an interest in Max you may find yourself thinking about him long after the film has ended.


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