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Cherry 2000 (1987)

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In the year 2017, a rich man travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose. When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife,... See full summary »

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Sam Treadwell
Jennifer Balgobin ...
Glory Hole Clerk
Marshall Bell ...
Bill
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Snappy Tom
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Glu Glu Lawyer (as Larry Fishburne)
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E. Johnson
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Slim
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Stacy
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Six Fingered Jake
Jeff Levine ...
Marty
Jennifer Mayo ...
Randa
Cameron Milzer ...
Elaine / Ginger
Howard Swain ...
Jim Skeet
Jack Thibeau ...
Stubby Man
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In the year 2017, a rich man travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose. When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the treacherous and lawless region of The Zone, Treadwell learns the hard way that the perfect woman is made not of computer chips and diodes, but of real flesh and blood! Written by Ron Borgstedt <ronborgstedt@sbcglobal.net>

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Filmed in 1985 and slated for release in 1986 by Orion Pictures in the United States. Due to reasons unknown, this never materialized and the film was released in Europe instead. The film would make its American debut in late 1988 on Orion Home Video, capitalizing on the buzz surrounding star Melanie Griffith and her upcoming film Working Girl (1988), for which she received an Oscar nomination. Several years later, Griffith said that Cherry 2000 is her least favorite film but also acknowledged that the film enjoyed some cult status on cable. See more »

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After the Mustang runs into the rock, a truck with people from the Sky Ranch arrives, and Sam shoots out a headlight on the truck. In subsequent shots, both headlights are intact. See more »

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Female Gang Member: Ginger, what are we going to do now?
Ginger: You guys want some sandwiches?
Male Gang Member: Lester's dead.
[points to Lester's hanging body]
Ginger: Well, no sandwiches for him.
[walks over and sits down by Cherry 2000, opens thermos, hands Cherry 2000 a sandwich]
Cherry 2000: [opens sandwich] Pretty.
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Weird sleeper sci-fi B-movie an unintentional work of genius.
8 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

I will not attempt to describe this movie. It would be fruitless. You may at first be frustrated by the seemingly inept invocation of all the tried and true cliches of the "genre" - from Mad Max to its weirder post-apocalyptic cousins. But this is not Circuitry Man in reverse - it is much, much stranger. By the time the polka-dotted bikini-wearing ex-girlfriend of the hero is playing hostess at the disney-esque bubble-dome camp of the desert-dwelling homicidal outlaw gang... oh, never mind. By the way, Melanie Griffith was much better looking before lip surgery. Almost hot, in fact. But rest assured, this is a work of genius, exposing a deep understanding of the rift between genders during the height of the supposedly post-sexual-liberation 1980's, an almost sublime sense of humor about sexual alienation and most of all, the erotic link between women and cars in American culture is finally completely laid bare.

In fact, this movie is so profoundly subversive that it could only be made under cover of shlock. Do not be fooled by what seems like coke-addled acting and tourette-syndrome editing. This film is high art. Especially the part where the robot says "is that your hand?" Stay up late and watch it on TBS tonight! And take notes!


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