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Electric Dreams (1984)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 July 1984 (USA)
An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman.



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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edgar (voice)
Don Fellows ...
Alan Polonsky ...
Wendy Miller ...
Holly De Jong ...
Stella Maris ...
Mary Doran ...
Diana Choy ...
Jim Steck ...
Gary Pettinger ...


Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline, an attractive neighbour. Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

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Meet Edgar. He'll make you sing, make you dance, make you laugh, make you cry, make you jealous, make you nuts. See more »


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Release Date:

20 July 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor é Música  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Phil Oakey of the Human League admitted in an interview that he put a joke in the song "Together in Electric Dreams" that no one ever got. The line "Although you're miles and miles away" was word play on the lead character's name. See more »


In the final sequence where the theme song "Together In Electric Dreams" is being played, a person carrying a 80's boom box styled Hi-Fi walks past, in the reflection of the tape deck of the Hi-Fi the crew and equipment are visible. See more »


[Edgar flicks on the bedside lamp]
Edgar: Maybe she loves *me*.
[Edgar flicks off the bedside lamp]
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits have run, a multicolored question mark appears in the lower right corner of the screen with a computer-like sound. After this, the line "ELECTRIC DREAMS FINISHED" appears in green at the upper left corner. The question mark is replaced by the line "no more?" Then the green text is replaced by "TIME TO DISCONNECT". Both then disappear, and multicolored letters appear near the center of the screen reading "THE NED". The "N" is quickly deleted, the "E" moved over, and the "N" is reinserted to properly spell "THE END". As this disappears, Edgar's voice is heard laughing, and he says "H-hello? Hello? Good-goodbye." See more »


References Knight Rider (1982) See more »


The Duel
Performed, Composed and Produced by Giorgio Moroder
(c) 1984 GMPC
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A movie to make you miss the 80's
28 August 2000 | by (Seal Beach, California USA) – See all my reviews

This movie takes us back to 1984, a time when computers were still mysterious machines which inspired notions of science fiction in the minds of average persons.

I was only 12 years old when I first saw this movie on HBO back in 1984(5?). This movie really captured my imagination. Computers fascinated me and "Electric Dreams" bolstered that fascination with a fluid plot, dazzling special effects, and a captivating soundtrack. The music, in particular is so good, I could still sing/hum the tunes for years after first seeing the movie. My favorite has to be the "Duel" song between a cello and the computer. Wild, wacky, wonderful stuff!

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