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Deadly Friend (1986)

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Paul is a new kid in town with a robot named "BB". He befriends Samantha and the three of them have a lot of good times together. That is, until Samantha's abusive father throws her down ... See full summary »

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William H. Faeth ...
Doctor in Sam's Room (as William H. Faeth M.D.)
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Paul is a new kid in town with a robot named "BB". He befriends Samantha and the three of them have a lot of good times together. That is, until Samantha's abusive father throws her down some stairs and kills her. In an effort to save her life, Paul implants BB's computer brain into Samantha's human brain. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Obsesión fatal  »

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$8,988,731 (USA)
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The suburban setting of the film echoed Craven's previous film, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and was a deliberate choice by Craven. See more »

Goofs

When Samantha lifts the bully up, you can very faintly see the wires holding him up. See more »

Quotes

Tom: Hey, she's dead? Hey, what the hell are you doing, you didn't say anything about a dead body, we were supposed to save her life!
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OK horror from Craven.
30 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

A few people have said that it's an undiscovered treasure, more people have stated that it's possibly Wes Craven's worst movie (haven't they seen "Shocker"?); I simply found it to be an OK, average horror offering that merely helps you kill two hours. The first half plays almost like a well-observed drama, but after Swanson has been "resurrected" the film becomes just too silly to work. The "infamous" basketball scene, however, is undeniably great; you'll have to rewind the tape multiple times to get the full effect of it! (**1/2)


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