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Android (1983)

PG | | Sci-Fi | 25 March 1983 (Spain)
A 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 hide on their station and soon violence erupts.

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Max 404 (as Max 404)
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Gary Corarito ...
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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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Roger Kelton ...
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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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GRIPPING ACTION, FUTURISTIC EFFECTS, Voted Best Science Fiction Film 1983, by The Age. [Video Australia] See more »

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Sci-Fi

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25 March 1983 (Spain)  »

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Der Android  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Don Keith Opper, the main actor in the movie, is not credited in the credits. 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

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

Connections

References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 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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Unpredictable.

"Android" is somewhere between a cheesy film and a proper movie. The look isn't exactly on the level of "Star Wars", but those early 80s space films are both visually and plot-wise superior to any (semi-)cheesy 90s or 00s sci-fi movies. The interiors of the space station are quite good, the special effects are okay. There are certainly moments of nonsense, such as the female fugitive not being sure what an android is. If most late-20th-century people knew what an android is, then what are the odds that a relatively young woman from the year 2028 - imprisoned for corporate espionage - would not know this? Still, in spite of some logic holes, the acting isn't bad, the dialogue is okay. The movie's biggest assets are the somewhat unique atmosphere, and the unpredictability of the plot - which early on might appear to be easy to predict. Short and not dull.


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