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The Electric Grandmother (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Sci-Fi  -  17 January 1982 (USA)
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To a family whose children are traumatized by the death of their mother, help comes in a most bizarre way. They receive three pieces, that when joined together, give a recording for an ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Grandmother
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Father
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Guido Fantoccini
Tara Kennedy ...
Agatha
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Tom
Charles Fields ...
Timothy (as Charlie Fields)
Madeleine Sherwood ...
Aunt Clara (as Madeleine Thornton-Sherwood)
Truman Gaige ...
Old Tom / Narrator
Richard Whiting ...
Old Timothy
Dortha Duckworth ...
Grandma Neighbor
Paula Trueman ...
Old Agatha
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To a family whose children are traumatized by the death of their mother, help comes in a most bizarre way. They receive three pieces, that when joined together, give a recording for an offer for an electric grandmother. They go to a bizarre factory, where they customize their new grandmother, and within a short time, she arrives. The android is equipped with everything needed as a parent and the boys are charmed. The daughter, however, still misses her mother and she bears no welcome for this interloper... Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The movie is based on the short story by Ray Bradbury entitled, "I Sing the Body Electric." Prior to this version the story was made into an episode of Rod Serling's original Twilight zone. See more »

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Remake of Twilight Zone: I Sing the Body Electric (1962) See more »

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One of the best made-for-television movies ever!
22 March 2001 | by (Terre Haute, Indiana) – See all my reviews

The Electric Grandmother is one of the best made-for-televsion movies ever. I have been searching for a copy of this film ever since I got children of my own. This is a wonderful family film that stresses that love goes on forever, no matter who, or what you really are. Someone should make this film available for purchase or at least run it on The Family Channel or as an after school


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