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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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Cast overview:
Guido Fantoccini
Tara Kennedy ...
Charles Fields ...
Timothy (as Charlie Fields)
Aunt Clara (as Madeleine Thornton-Sherwood)
Truman Gaige ...
Old Tom / Narrator
Richard Whiting ...
Old Timothy
Dortha Duckworth ...
Grandma Neighbor
Paula Trueman ...
Old Agatha


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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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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

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Creepy, but I want to see it again
19 June 2005 | by (Michigan, United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie back in the 80s when they showed it to us in grade school. I remember it being rather creepy, like when the grandmother plugged herself into the wall and rocked back and forth. It made this loud noise that bugged the hell out of me.

However with the passing of time and me being an adult now, I'd like to give this movie a second look and see how I'd like it now. I hated some movies as a little kid that I think I might like now and loved some as a kid that I don't like anymore. Strange how time does that. I'm pretty sure I'd like this movie a lot now because I dig sci-fi. The movie did have some very touching moments in it.

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