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The Electric Grandmother (1982)

A trio of children and their father, get a very special robot grandmother to assist them.

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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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Guido Fantoccini
Tara Kennedy ...
Agatha
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Tom
Charles Fields ...
Timothy (as Charlie Fields)
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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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Family | Sci-Fi

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17 January 1982 (USA)  »

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

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Cute movie
3 December 2002 | by (phoenix, az) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie when I was in grade school (eons ago). It was always shown to us during the holiday season. I remember not liking the little girl, for not liking the 'new' grandmother.

This is a cute family movie, that demonstrates aptly the range of emotions some children go through after the loss of a loved one.

Maureen Stapleton does a great job portraying the 'Electric Grandmother.'


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