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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 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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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 »

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Near the end of the film, Ramsay is attacked by robotic spiders and his face is covered with acid. A few scenes later, he starts making out with Karen. Her face should have also been burned with acid from Ramsay's face, but it was not. See more »

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Above-average, with a nice electronic score by Jerry Goldsmith.
28 October 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Whilst not expertly handled by director Crichton (yes, Michael Crichton), Runaway at least succeeds in being reasonably interesting and very watchable.

It's one of those movies that succeeds in being very enjoyable without actually being that good. There is something very comfortable about the tone of the whole film. Whilst most of the set-pieces could have been more tightly edited and paced, there is an undeniable consistency in the visuals throughout. Coupled with this is an impressive electronic score by the legendary Jerry Goldsmith, done in the same year as his beautiful work on Ridley Scott's Legend, at which time Goldsmith was in the process of moving over to synthesizers.

Not great, not bad, just fine. Memorably throwaway.

PS Gene Simmons (from Kiss) makes a nasty-looking villain.


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