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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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Edgar (voice)
Don Fellows ...
Alan Polonsky ...
Wendy Miller ...
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Holly De Jong ...
Stella Maris ...
Mary Doran ...
Diana Choy ...
Jim Steck ...
Gary Pettinger ...
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Storyline

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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20 July 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor é Música  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,009,586 (USA) (22 July 1984)

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$2,193,612 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Edgar" also happened to be the name of a text editing program common on IBM mainframes back in the 80's. See more »

Goofs

At the Los Angeles International Airport, the departures board behind miles lists a flight to "Michigan", which is extremely unlikely, given that flight information displays usually list flights per city (not state). In fact, all the other domestic flights on the board are listed per city (New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Miami, Washington and Reno). See more »

Quotes

[the sights and sounds of a party are coming out of Miles' apartment]
Neighbor: [from her apartment window] Howard. Just go on in.
[Howard peers through the translucent windows of the door at colored, flashing lights. He pushes it open, tripping the electronic lock sensor]
Edgar: All right! Beat it!
[the music abruptly stops. The door slowly creaks open]
Edgar: [Howard looks in, sees a dark, clean, and quiet apartment, no sign of a party at all. He closes the door and leaves, perplexed]
Neighbor: *That's* tellin' him, Howard.
Edgar: [...]
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to the memory of the UNIVAC I See more »

Connections

References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
Adapted by Johnny Gregory (as John Gregory) & Harry Rabinowitz
Composed by Culture Club
(c)1984 Virgin Music (Publishers) Limited
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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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