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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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Bill
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Edgar (voice)
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Mr. Ryley
Alan Polonsky ...
Frank, Co-Worker
Wendy Miller ...
Computer Clerk
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Conductor
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Ticket Girl
Holly De Jong ...
Ryley's Receptionist
Stella Maris ...
Mary Doran ...
Millie
Diana Choy ...
Check-Out Girl
Jim Steck ...
Removal Man
Gary Pettinger ...
Removal Man
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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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PG | See all certifications »

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20 July 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor é Música  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,009,586, 22 July 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,193,612

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,467,664
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Edgar: Mel-o-dy. Hmm.
Budweiser commerical: [singing] This Bud's for you...
Edgar: Too slow.
Volkswagon commercial: [singing, with text] Volkswagon does it, again.
Edgar: Too simple.
Dr. Pepper commercial: [singing] Hold out for Dr. Pepper.
Edgar: Too long.
Pepsi commercial: [singing] Get that Pepsi spirit. Drink it in, drink it in, drink it in.
Edgar: Yes! Now, backwards.
[Jeff Lynne's song "Video" begins]
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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

Features Lost in Space (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz of the Flowers
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Re-recorded in London
(c)1984 Virgin Music (Publishers) Limited
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Electric Dreams, - Campy, 80's Lovable Romantic Computer Fantasy
5 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about an architect living in San Francisco that buys a computer to help organize his life. Thanks to a unwanted computer overload and champagne spillage develops a mind of its own. This results in havoc between Miles and his neighbor Madeline who develop a relationship. Soon the three are involved in a love triangle between man, woman and machine.

This movie a great soundtrack with Culture Club and Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder0. The films style has a zippy pace and feels like watching a long music video. This aspect of the film hasn't dated, however some of the technology has which is fun to look back and view.

Overall, this is a lovable romantic computer fantasy and has a soft spot in my heart.


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