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Release Date:
October 1982 (USA) See more »
On a remote space laboratory, Android Model MAX 404 has learnt how to live...and learnt how to kill! See more »
Eccentric scientist Dr.Daniel and his shy, clumsy assistant Max, lead a quiet life on their space station... See more » | Add synopsis »
3 nominations See more »
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underrated cross-genre effort See more (30 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Klaus Kinski ... Dr. Daniel

Brie Howard ... Maggie

Norbert Weisser ... Keller
Crofton Hardester ... Mendes

Kendra Kirchner ... Cassandra
Gary Corarito ... Terrapol: Neptune
Mary Ann Fisher ... Terrapol: Neptune
Darrell Larson ... 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
Johanne Todd ... Terrapol: Landing Party
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Keith Opper ... Max 404 (as Max 404)

Directed by
Aaron Lipstadt 
Writing credits
James Reigle (written by) &
Don Keith Opper (written by) (as Don Opper)

Will Reigle (based on an original idea by)

Produced by
Mary Ann Fisher .... producer
Rupert Harvey .... executive producer
R.J. Kizer .... associate producer
Barry Opper .... executive producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Don Preston 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt 
Film Editing by
Andy Horvitch 
Casting by
Stan Shaffer  (as Stan Schaefer)
Art Direction by
K.C. Scheibel 
Wayne Springfield 
Makeup Department
Sue Dolph .... makeup artist
Don Olivera .... prosthetics fabrication
Anthony Showe .... prosthetics assistant
Peter Tothpal .... hair stylist
Mark Shostrom .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Clark Henderson .... post-production supervisor
Charles Skouras III .... production manager (as Charles P. Skouras III)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Stephen Buck .... second assistant director (as Stephen Buck)
Matia Karrell .... assistant director
Art Department
James Cameron .... design consultant (as Jim Cameron)
Randy Connor .... lead man
Gary Corarito .... set constructor
Julie Kaye Fanton .... set dresser (as Julie Towery)
Philip Dean Foreman .... graphic artist (as Philip Foreman)
Sergei Hasenecz .... set constructor
David Hodges .... storyboard artist
Robert Howland .... prop master
Roger Kelton .... assistant art director
Arie Kligier .... graphic artist
Steve Meyer .... set constructor
Chris Morley .... set constructor
Phil Morrell .... set constructor (as Phil Morrel)
Paul Richards .... set constructor
Brent Scrivener .... prop maker (as Brent Scrivner)
Randy Ser .... scenic artist
Liz Shaner .... assistant prop master
Mark A. Shelton .... construction electrician (as Mark Shelton)
Cynthia Sowder .... graphic artist
Sarah Burdick Stone .... graphic designer (as Sarah Burdick)
Robin Thomas .... set dresser
Sol Aquino .... props and sets (uncredited)
Mark Pritchard .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Bowey .... supervising sound editor
Gordon L. Day .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gordon Day)
Julia Evershade .... dialogue editor
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator (as Patrushka Mierzwa)
Dennis Moody .... sound engineer
David Parker .... sound re-recording mixer
Glad Pickering .... assistant sound editor
John Pospisil .... additional synthesizer effects
John Pospisil .... voice treatments
John Roesch .... foley artist
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Mark Samels .... foley editor
Mark Ulano .... sound mixer
Stan Wetzel .... sound re-recording mixer
Howard Wilmarth .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
John Carl Buechler .... special effects makeup designer (as John Buechler)
Roger George .... pyrotechnics
Visual Effects by
Rebecca Bush .... animation assistant
Steve Caldwell .... director of photography: special visual effects (as Steven B. Caldwell)
Tom Campbell .... engineer: special visual effects
William T. Conway .... production manager: special visual effects (as Bill Conway)
Steven Elliott .... Elicon programmer
Deborah Gaydos .... animator
Julia Gibson .... technical director: special visual effects
Alec Gillis .... model builder
Linda Henry .... titles and opticals: Image 3
Holly Hudson .... animation assistant
Greg Louie .... camera assistant: special visual effects
Matthew McAllister .... electronics engineer
Susan McLaughlin .... effects coordinator
Juniko Moody .... animator
January Nordman .... graphic animation
Jay Roth .... miniature design and construction
Joseph Yanuzzi .... effects editor
Gene Hartline .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Karen Bean .... best person electric
Kevin Brennan .... grip
Joy Cohen .... electrician
Mike Connors .... grip
M.J. Elliott .... still photographer
Gary Featherstone .... second camera assistant
Kevin Galbraith .... electrician
Greg Gardiner .... additional photography
James J. Gilson .... gaffer (as Jim Gilson)
Jim Grce .... electrician
Lawrence Karman .... camera assistant: additional photography (as Larry Karman)
Martin J. Layton .... camera assistant (as Martin Layton)
Elliot Nachbar .... grip (as Elliott Nachbar)
Tracy Neftzger .... key grip
David W. Nims .... best person grip (as Dave Nims)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Merril Greene .... costumer
Audrey Kasof .... costumer (as Audrey Kasoff)
Editorial Department
Claudia Finkle .... assistant film editor
Stephen Herek .... assistant film editor (as Steve Herek)
R.J. Kizer .... supervising editor
Mark Pritchard .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Andy Horvitch .... music editor
Other crew
Dave Bartlett .... projector operator
Ornette Caruso .... maintenance: Max 404
Kathleen Flannery .... production secretary
Sean Foley .... software: Max 404
Tim Gunkel .... production assistant
Doug Hauck .... production assistant
Mark Indictor .... programmer: Vectrex
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor (as Lyn McKissick)
Domonic Muir .... production assistant (as Brian Muir)
William Nettle .... production assistant
Ian Scheibel .... production assistant
Maria Snyder .... production assistant
Rachel Talalay .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: The close-up shot of Max's head is obviously a fake head.See more »
[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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)See more »
It's A Man's, Man's, Man's WorldSee more »


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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
underrated cross-genre effort, 1 August 2001
Author: bobc-5 from Annandale, VA

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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