Strange doctor secretly experiments with androids on his space station. His assistant is Max, a curious android who wants to see the world and meet a girl. Criminals Maggie and two other hide on their station and soon violence erupts.

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Dr. Daniel
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Max 404 (as Max 404)
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Maggie
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Keller
Crofton Hardester ...
Mendes
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Cassandra
Gary Corarito ...
Terrapol: Neptune
Mary Ann Fisher ...
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Terrapol: Neptune
Ian Scheibel ...
Terrapol: Neptune
Wayne Springfield ...
Terrapol: Minos
Julia Gibson ...
Terrapol: Minos
Randy Connor ...
Terrapol: Landing Party
Roger Kelton ...
Terrapol: Landing Party
Rachel Talalay ...
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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. At first, they all get along, but when one of the criminals becomes psychotic, violence erupts. Meanwhile, the space police is on their trail. 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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$500,000 (estimated)
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Whenever he is shown walking, Max 404 keeps his arms bent at a level that imitates C-3PO in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). See more »

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The close-up shot of Max's head is obviously a fake head. 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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Special thanks to the unnamed individuals who contributed to the fabrication and operation of Max 404, without whom this film would not have been possible. See more »

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Features Metropolis (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Sergio Leone
Written by John Dentino and Ron Stringer
Performed by The Fibonaccis
Index Records Ltd./Smellbrain Music
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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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