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Electric Dreams (1984)

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

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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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The most unusual triangle in the history of love: a boy, a girl, and a computer. See more »


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Amor é Música  »

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Miles books a ticket on TWA flight 129 from Los Angeles to San Francisco just as a final boarding call announcement for that flight begins. The departures board behind him shows that the flight leaves from gate 27, but seconds later, the announcement concludes with "Will passengers please proceed to gate 15?". See more »

Quotes

Miles Harding: [reading from manual] "Welcome to the world of Pinecone Computers. This model will learn with you, so type your name and press Enter key to begin."
Computer's Monitor: [beeps as Miles types] MOLES
Miles Harding: Oh, that's wrong.
Computer's Monitor: [beeping as it displays] hello moles // ever used a computer / before?
Miles Harding: [typing and talking] N, O.
Computer's Monitor: [as he types] NO
Miles Harding: And my name's not Moles.
Computer's Monitor: ok moles // then we'll work / slowly.
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Dedicated to the memory of the UNIVAC I See more »

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Spoofs Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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Johnny Too Bad
Performed by UB40
Composed by Winston Bailey, Derick Crook & Roy Beckford
(c)1968 Woodwater Music Ltd.
Courtesy DEP International/A&M Records, Inc./Virgin Records Ltd.
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26 December 2002 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

A decent enough piece of film, and one that works just fine, when say, every channel on TV has an infomercial, wrestling, and a reality show on. I saw this when it went to HBO, or Showtime in late 1984, or early '85. I recall it WAS NOT a box office champ, by any means.

The leads are both very likeable, and Bud Court's "EDGAR", works just fine. What I noticed was a very "not-quite American" feel to it. Even though it is set in San Fransisco, the movie felt European. The pacing of some of the lines, and some of the interior shots could have just as well been in London.

See it for the chemistry between the three(!) and do enjoy the standard 80's format for a movie. Strong sound track, pretty stars, somewhat implausible(For 1984 technology)plot!


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