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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 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 pistol used by Ramsay is a custom-built Detonics 1911 9mm with the muzzle belled to look like a .45. See more »

Goofs

When Ramsay watches Miss Rogers on the monitor as she is cornered by the sentry robot, she reacts to a Taser hit, but the arc isn't there. The optical effect is missing. 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 guinea punks! And no one knows why or what the HELL its all about!
Ramsay: I know what it's about!
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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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