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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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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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Amor é Música  »

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Trivia

The modules Miles uses to control his appliances and other various items in his house is very similar to X!0 automation, which did exist during the time period, and is still around in the present time. 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

Miles Harding: [talking to his computer] I thought you might like to meet a friend. Or at least my boss's computer.
[phone handset clicking]
Miles Harding: It's for you.
[puts handset into acoustic coupler modem]
Miles Harding: Hope it feels all right.
Work Computer Monitors: ACOUSTIC LINE ACTIVE
Pinecone Computer's Monitor: [with blinking question mark] PASSWORD ?
Miles Harding: [to himself] What was Riley's password? Some fairy tale. Snow White?
[In upstairs apartment, Madeline blow-dries her hair, feels chilly, and opens an air vent]
Miles Harding: [through air vent] Hello, Cinderella.
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Dedicated to the memory of the UNIVAC I See more »

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References The Decameron (1971) See more »

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Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry
Performed by Heaven 17
Composed by Ian Craig Marsh (as Ian Craig Marsh), Martyn Ware, Glen Gregory
(c)1983 Virgin Music (Publishers) Limited/Sound Diagrams/Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
Courtesy Virgin Records Limited/Arista Records
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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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