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Cherry 2000 (1987)

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In the future, a 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 ... See full summary »

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Sam Treadwell
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Glory Hole Clerk
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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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Marty
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Randa
Cameron Milzer ...
Elaine / Ginger
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Jim Skeet
Jack Thibeau ...
Stubby Man
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In the future, a 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 U.S. Due to reasons unknown, this never materialized and the film was released in Europe instead. The film would make its U.S. 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. A few 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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"E" Johnson drives a classic "64 & 1/2" Mustang, until the car is picked up by the magnet when it magically turns into a less classic "66" Mustang. Then it's back to a "64 & 1/2" when it's brought to Lester's "Sky Ranch" See more »

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Sam Treadwell: [Said to Cherry to get her off the plane] Cherry - I want you to get me a Pepsi.
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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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