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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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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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Der Android  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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After auditioning many actresses for the part of Maggie, director Aaron Lipstadt met Brie Howard (aka Brie Howard-Darling) at a party. At the time she was a drummer in an all-girl band, but he liked her looks and asked her to try out for the role. 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 »

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Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Searchin' For My Love
Written by Bobby Moore
Performed by Bobby Moore and The Rhythm Aces
Sugar Hill Records/Chevis Publishers Corp.
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a vastly underrated classic
2 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Craggy old Klaus Kinski lives with his awkward assistant Max on a space station, developing a female android. Max spends his time playing old arcade games and researching the human condition - (I heard somewhere that the external shots of the space station were done by creating a model station from a display case which used to house watches or jewelry!) Into this scenario comes band of escaped convicts on a space ship badly damaged during their escape ...

There is humour in this film but it is of a very dark shade. The LACK of special effects ADDS to the "reality" of the film.

A couple of really unexpected plot twists along the way - I rate it a "9" which is the highest I have ever given a film on the IMDb


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