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Prototype (1983)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  7 December 1983 (USA)
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An intelligent android (Michael) constructed by a research team is taken outdoors and successfully passed off as human in a trial run. When the government hears of this, they order their ... See full summary »

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Dr. Carl Forrester
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Michael
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Dorothy Forrester
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Dr. Gene Pressman
Stephen Elliott ...
Dr. Arthur Jarrett
Doran Clark ...
Chris
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Dr. Rebecca Bishop
Arthur Hill ...
Gen. Keating
Ed Call ...
Security guard
Jonathan Estrin ...
Dr. Cooper
Richard Kuss ...
Harris
Pat McNamara ...
Landlord
Vahan Moosekian ...
Dr. Kirk
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An intelligent android (Michael) constructed by a research team is taken outdoors and successfully passed off as human in a trial run. When the government hears of this, they order their own set of tests in Washington. When the project leader realizes the military want the android for a soldier, he can't accept it, and he and Michael go into hiding to avoid their clutches. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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The future is not friendly

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7 December 1983 (USA)  »

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Prototype humain  »

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Michael: I read the book. They don't kill him in the end. He floats off on an iceberg, all alone.
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Best retelling of Frankenstein that I have ever seen!
12 July 2003 | by (Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most compelling and heartbreaking redux of the Frankenstein story set in a modern age. Plummer gives a great portrayal of a scientist working to push make his vision come true without realizing why it is so important. David Morse is very good as Michael the Prototype android of the title. His innocent curiousity about the world pulled me into the story. And his realization about the way things are in the end tore my heart. When Michael says, Don't hold me. You can feel the metal." The pain was shared between the three of us, Dr. Forrester, Michael and me.


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