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Complete credited cast:
Dr. Carl Forrester
Dorothy Forrester
Dr. Gene Pressman
Stephen Elliott ...
Dr. Arthur Jarrett
Doran Clark ...
Dr. Rebecca Bishop
Gen. Keating
Ed Call ...
Security guard
Jonathan Estrin ...
Dr. Cooper
Richard Kuss ...
Pat McNamara ...
Vahan Moosekian ...
Dr. Kirk


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 <>

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The future is not friendly


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Release Date:

7 December 1983 (USA)  »

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Prototype humain  »

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Michael: [Watching Frankenstein] Do they kill him, at the end?
Dr. Carl Forrester: Yes, Michael, they kill him.
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Dull, sleep inducing sci-fi.......
2 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I respect Christopher Plummer, playing against his typical villainous character, and he is very convincing as a concerned scientist. The supporting cast is very good also. The plot alludes to "Frankenstein" numerous times and is obviously hinged on that classic tale. There is no excitement in this movie. It is so laid back, especially Arthur Hill, Plummers adversary, that you begin to drift off early and often. Cerebral sci-fi doesn't have to be this boring (see "Enemy Mine"), and while the acting is totally acceptable, everything lacks excitement, and just drifts along towards a conclusion that was only a minor surprise. Not recommended. - MERK

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