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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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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

In the scene where Moles changes to step out with Madeline: Edgar's screen plays a table tennis based game not dissimilar to Pong and its direct rival from the Magnavox Odyssey series. 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: "You can play it for her, you can play it for me."
Edgar: What?
Miles Harding: Play it, Sam.
Edgar: What key?
Miles Harding: Your favorite.
Edgar: You want verses first, or the choruses?
Miles Harding: Any way you like.
Edgar: Yeah!
[instrumental bridge of Jeff Lynne's song "Video" plays]
Edgar: [singing] Hug, hold, squeeze and lick / Darling, I love you to bits / And I want to see your tits.
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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 »

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Features The Price Is Right (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Now You're Mine
Performed by Helen Terry
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Helen St. John and Rusty Lemorande
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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