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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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The digital clock in Slim's repair shop jumps back and forth between 3:46 and 3:47 between shots. 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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Surprisingly fantastic...a real treat
17 September 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, "Cherry 2000" has finally achieved "cult film" status. But unlike many other cult movies, it actually deserves the title.

There are many things to like about this flick. The nuanced, likeable Ben Johnson has a good role that even delivers some tragedy (how often do you get that in a b-movie?). The charismatic Griffith is alternately contemplative and kick-ass. Of course, Tim Thomerson as Lester nearly steals the show, providing a truly strange, ruthless villain.

The effects are cheesy, sure, but they never look fake, unlike a lot of the CGI films coming out today. When you see E. Johnson's Ford being dangled over the Hoover Dam, that is an ACTUAL car, not some stupid digital effect.

The movie does lay its message on thick, but considering the obvious budget constraints they were working with, that's a perfectly excuseable flaw. The satire is at times hilarious (watch for Larry Fishburne's turn as a lawyer with Morpheus-esque reflecting sunglasses, and the final exit of the villain is truly visually ironic). I bought this on DVD (having never seen it on TV) and really liked it...maybe you will, too.


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