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The Electric Grandmother (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Sci-Fi  -  17 January 1982 (USA)
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A trio of children, traumatized by the death of their mother, and their father get a very special robot grandmother to assist them.

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Cast overview:
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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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A fantastic TV movie; maybe the most underappreciated family film of all-time
9 December 2002 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

Defined by its wonderful score and its touching tale that is certain to touch your emotions, I can't believe that nobody else has commented on one of the most impressive TV movies of all-time. Consult your local video store for a hard version of it. You won't be sorry.


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