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Ray Bradbury (teleplay by) &
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Release Date:
17 January 1982 (USA) See more »
A trio of children and their father, get a very special robot grandmother to assist them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)

Maureen Stapleton ... Grandmother

Edward Herrmann ... Father

Paul Benedict ... Guido Fantoccini
Tara Kennedy ... Agatha

Robert MacNaughton ... 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

Directed by
Noel Black 
Writing credits
Ray Bradbury (teleplay by) &
Jeffrey Kindley (teleplay by)

Ray Bradbury (story "I Sing The Body Electric")

Produced by
Doro Bachrach .... producer
Linda Gottlieb .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Morris 
Cinematography by
Mike Fash 
Film Editing by
Dennis M. O'Connor 
Casting by
Mary Colquhoun 
Kathy Talbert 
Production Design by
Lawrence Miller 
Set Decoration by
Christian Kelly 
Costume Design by
Jennifer von Mayrhauser 
Makeup Department
Steve Atha .... hair designer
Production Management
John Craddock .... post-production supervisor
Dennis Murphy .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yudi Bennett .... first assistant director
Paula Mazur .... second assistant director
Art Department
Doug Kraner .... assistant art director
Raymond M. Samitz .... construction coordinator
Jim Steers .... master scenic artist
Sound Department
Mark Dichter .... sound mixer
Ron Kalish .... sound editor
Sandy Tung .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Peter Kunz .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael F. Barrow .... gaffer
Don Cerrone .... key grip
Steve Drellich .... second assistant camera
Kent Miller .... assistant camera
Tim Wallace .... electrician
Editorial Department
Michael R. Miller .... associate editor
Jill Searchinger .... assistant editor
Music Department
Evan Morris .... orchestrator
John Morris .... orchestrator
Other crew
Margie Flaum .... production coordinator
Helga Petrashevich .... script supervisor
Wesley Staples .... studio teacher
Barbara-Ann Stein .... production auditor

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Additional Details

USA:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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 »


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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Cute movie, 3 December 2002
Author: boatierra from phoenix, az

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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