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Runaway (1984)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Sci-Fi  |  14 December 1984 (USA)
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In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.

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Construction Foreperson (as Babs Chulla)
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In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target. Written by Andy Phillips

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IT IS THE FUTURE. Machines are being programmed to turn against us. Someone must stop the madman who started it all. See more »


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When Ramsey visits the psychic, she begins saying a bunch of name, one of which was "Lucifer". This could be an inside joke, considering that many of detractors of Gene Simmons' band KISS, have often claimed the name stands for Knights In Satan's Service. See more »

Goofs

When Ramsey goes into the house to rescue the infant from the killer robot, he steps on the mini bush, the supposedly real plant is obviously a fake. See more »

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futuristic crime/action
16 February 2002 | by (North Plainfield, NJ) – See all my reviews

A lot of critics complain about this movie but it was very well made for it's time. Not only does the movie show robots going out of control but it also shows a society of complete distrust and characters that are very cold. Gene Simmons from Kiss is perfect in the role with his looks and his voice as a sadistic villain that keeps managing to circumvent authorities. Chris Mulkey a bit actor is also good as an idiot that gets involved with Simmons. The script and soundtrack are excellent. Tom selleck also goes well as a frustrated cop who is fiercely determined to stop the bad guy and is humorously sarcastic to the people he deals with.


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