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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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Jack Ramsay
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Jackie
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Marvin
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Bobby Ramsay
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Johnson
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Hooker at Bar
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Wilson
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Miss Shields
Carol Teasdale ...
Sally (as Carol Teesdale)
Jackson Davies ...
Inspector
Paul Batten ...
Harry
Babs Chula ...
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 intended to do our work are programmed to turn against us. Someone must stop the madman who started it all. See more »


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14 December 1984 (USA)  »

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Fuera de control  »

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During a scene in the kitchen of Ramsay's apartment, appropriate to the robot themed story, a box of Kellogg's C-Threepio cereal ( "The New -crunchy- Force at Breakfast") is placed in the background. The cereal has long been out of production having it's run in 1984. See more »

Goofs

The arachnid-like robot spiders have six legs instead of eight. See more »

Quotes

Chief of Police: You screwed up good, Ramsay. We got two dead officers, do you understand me mister? Two. Dead. Cops! We got two wounded - one of them your own partner - and we got two dead giddy punks! And no one knows why or what the HELL its all about!
Ramsay: I know what its about!
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Predictable, But Definitely Entertaining
17 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a decent suspense film with a different twist for its day, dealing with robots. The idea has since been copied in a few films.

Here, cops go after runaway robots and after a villain who is trying to steal deadly weapons (gosh, that's original). The special effects are pretty good - especially since this was made over 20 years ago - and I particularly enjoyed watching the heat-seeking bullets fired from the villain's gun. Rock star Gene Simmons, by the way, does a nice job as the bad guy.

As entertaining as this Tom Selleck movie was, it had a B-quality to it with some stupid and predictable dialog. The climactic scenes were very predictable. You just knew certain things were going to happen...and they did. Yet, it was fun to watch and worth one look.


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