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Android (1982)

PG | | Crime, 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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Crime | Sci-Fi

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October 1982 (USA)  »

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Der Android  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The lift (elevator) is almost certainly not a real one but via lighting effects this is not obvious. The lights in the elevator car are apparently off while travelling between floors and are lit when the car comes to a stand at the destination floor. Although this is strange operation of the car lights the viewer accepts this and the elevator seems quite realistic. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Tales from the Crawlspace with John Vulich (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World
Written by James Brown and Betty Newsome
Performed by James Brown
Polydor Records/Chappel Music
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A is for Android
25 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think most of the budget of this New World sci-fi film probably went toward Klaus Kinski. It's amazing how many low-budget specials this guy has made. Nevertheless, "Android" does have some charms to it. Don Keith Oper does double duty as screenwriter and Max, the android of the title and helps make this somewhat interesting. Neither of the ladies in this film really had much of a career after it and watching them one can see why. They don't really bring much to the party. The director does a decent job considering the budget limitations and went on to a successful career doing TV shows and occasional TV movies. But can you guess which of these performers actually appeared in "Saving Private Ryan"? Yes, tough guy Mendes, Crodton Hardester.


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