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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
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Sally (as Carol Teesdale)
Jackson Davies ...
Inspector
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Harry
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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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14 December 1984 (USA)  »

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Fuera de control  »

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The name of the high-tech company conglomerate was "Vectrocon". See more »

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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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Memory Lane
6 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie with my father when I was little. For its time it was a masterpiece. The robot movies and early cg assisted sci-fi were becoming a trend (Short Circuit, Flight Of The Navigator, The Abyss). The filmmakers were experimenting with animatronics and many plots seemed to have been written solely for the purpose of showing off the latest and greatest. Each new movie pushed the envelope.

Sure, the action, suspense, script and choreography - everything pales in comparison to today's films and this one, probably, can only be enjoyed by someone who was growing up at the time it was made. I still give it a full 10. I work in film business now, I also make robots and animatronics and if you want to know what inspired me it were gems like this.


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