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Electric Dreams (1984)

 -  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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Trivia

Giorgio Moroder:  radio station executive at the very end. See more »

Goofs

Miles and Edgar both quote the wrong release dates to each other for the respective Sleeping Beauty and Cinderalla movies they are referencing. See more »

Quotes

Woman at Airport: Hello. How are you?
Miles Harding: Oh, fine, thank you. And you?
Woman at Airport: Where do you live?
Miles Harding: Uh, San Francisco.
Woman at Airport: Where do you work?
Miles Harding: Well I work there too, or at least I used to if I don't get back in time.
Woman at Airport: Where is the Post Office?
Miles Harding: The what? The Post Office! I think I saw one back by Air Fiji.
Woman at Airport: Do you have any bananas?
Miles Harding: [confused] I beg your pardon?
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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 »

Connections

References Knight Rider (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Together In Electric Dreams
performed by Giorgio Moroder with Phil Oakey
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Phil Oakey
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
(c)1984 GMPC/Virgin Music (Publishers) Limited
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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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