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Android (1982)

PG | | Sci-Fi | October 1982 (USA)
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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Cast

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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 ...
Terrapol: Neptune
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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 ...
Terrapol: Landing Party
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Storyline

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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On a remote space laboratory, Android Model MAX 404 has learnt how to live...and learnt how to kill! See more »

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October 1982 (USA)  »

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Der Android  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The close-up shot of Max's head is obviously a fake head. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The android Max 404 is listed as being played by "HIMSELF". See more »

Connections

References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Heavy Artillery
Written and performed by Django Reinhardt
Everest Record Group/Jewel Music
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Great 80s Sci-Fi!
28 April 2003 | by (Austin, TX, USA) – See all my reviews

I love eighties films, and I love science fiction. This film is a good example of both, but I have to say it was a bit 'darker' than it felt like it should have been.

The music is classic analog synthesized fun, and the setting is very cool-looking, typical of any early eighties sci-fi movie but with a certain complexity and detail that makes it seem solid and believable.

The acting is absolutely phenomenal. I generally complain a lot about bad, hard-to-believe acting in movies but in this case I have no complaints; there was nothing to distract me from the story. I half-believed that Max was played by a real android (he is credited as "Himself". lol)! The acting was overall believable and appropriately restrained.

The story could have used some work... it was a bit slow-moving and somewhat uninteresting, and the resolution wasn't entirely satisfying due to certain characters who were insufficiently developed. Also I felt that there should have been some slight comic relief, and I think the drama of the situations was not emphasized enough. But, to the story's credit, it did have a couple of nice twists and I think I like the ending.

Overall I think it was worth seeing: much better than most of the junk that comes on at 2 AM!


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