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Cherry 2000 -- What used to be the American Southwest... In this post-MAD MAX adventure, a woman mercenary is hired to bust into a 21st-century robot warehouse which is operated by psychos.


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Lloyd Fonvielle (story)
Michael Almereyda (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 February 1988 (USA) See more »
In the future when the perfect woman short circuits, sex will be an adventure. See more »
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Weird sleeper sci-fi B-movie an unintentional work of genius. See more (46 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Andrews ... Sam Treadwell
Jennifer Balgobin ... Glory Hole Clerk

Marshall Bell ... Bill

Harry Carey Jr. ... Snappy Tom

Laurence Fishburne ... Glu Glu Lawyer (as Larry Fishburne)

Pamela Gidley ... Cherry 2000

Melanie Griffith ... E. Johnson

Michael C. Gwynne ... Slim

Brion James ... Stacy

Ben Johnson ... Six Fingered Jake
Jeff Levine ... Marty
Jennifer Mayo ... Randa
Cameron Milzer ... Elaine / Ginger
Howard Swain ... Jim Skeet
Jack Thibeau ... Stubby Man

Tim Thomerson ... Lester

Robert Z'Dar ... Chet (as Robert Zdar)
Jenny Lester-McKeon ... Robot at Slim's
Katie Greene ... Amy Meemur
Joan Riddell ... Frazzled Woman
John Tarnoff ... Lawyer
Annabel Brooks ... Glu Glu Club Patron
Ray Favaro ... Glu Glu Club Patron
Frances McCaffrey ... Glu Glu Club Patron

Sly Smith ... Bartender (as Sly-Ali Smith)
Donny Evins ... Donny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claude Earl Jones ... Earl from Adobe Flats (uncredited)

Scott Edmund Lane ... Jack (uncredited)

Connie Woods ... Beehive Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Steve De Jarnatt 
Writing credits
Lloyd Fonvielle (story)

Michael Almereyda (screenplay)

Produced by
Caldecot Chubb .... producer
Lloyd Fonvielle .... executive producer
Julie Kirkham .... associate producer
Edward R. Pressman .... producer
Elliot Schick .... co-producer
Louis G. Friedman .... line producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
Cinematography by
Jacques Haitkin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Edward M. Abroms  (as Edward Abroms)
Duwayne Dunham 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Production Design by
John Jay Moore  (as John J. Moore)
Set Decoration by
Anne Kuljian 
Makeup Department
Tena Austin .... makeup artist
Evan Brainard .... special makeup assistant
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects artist
Sylvie Costerg .... hair stylist: second unit
Sylvie Costerg .... makeup artist: second unit
Kathy W. Estocin .... hair stylist (as Kat)
Pat Gerhardt .... makeup artist
Dennis Glas .... makeup artist (as Dennis Glass)
Medusah .... hair stylist (as A. Medusah Aulenta)
Valli O'Reilly .... makeup artist (as Valli)
Steven Summerfield .... special makeup assistant (as Steven Sommerfeld)
Kevin Yagher .... special makeup assistant
Production Management
Elliot Schick .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Cohen .... dga trainee
Katterli Frauenfelder .... second assistant director
Jerry Grandey .... first assistant director (as Jerry C.G. Grandey)
Catherine Wanek .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Rita Azar .... assistant props
Edward L. Barron .... set designer
John Brittain .... assistant props
Dorree Cooper .... set dresser
Susan Emshwiller .... lead person (as Susan J. Emshwiller)
Ellen Freund .... property master
George King .... greens
Martin A. Kline .... illustrator
Lisa Louise Mazzola .... set designer
Edward McDonald .... construction painter (as Ed McDonald)
Jodi McLaughlin .... set designer
Russell C. Menzer .... assistant art director (as Russell Menzer)
Daniel Nakamura .... original origami
Robin Peyton .... swing
Melinda Ritz .... set dressing assistant
Gene Serdena .... set dresser
Steve Titus .... stand-by painter
Danny Wynands .... construction coordinator (as Dan Wynands)
Daniel Goldsmith .... model maker (uncredited)
Robert Van Dyke .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Ronald Walkshorse .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Blufer .... sound effects recordist
Robert Bradshaw .... dialogue editor
Gary Holland .... boom operator
James J. Isaacs .... dialogue editor (as Jim Isaacs)
Jack Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer
John Leveque .... sound effects editor
Reid Paul Martin .... assistant sound editor (as Reid Martin)
Joan Rowe .... foley artist (as Joanie Rowe)
Hank Salerno .... adr editor
Don Sanders .... sound mixer (as Don A. Sanders)
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... supervising sound editor (as Jeff Sandler)
Norman B. Schwartz .... post-production dialogue
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
James Simcik .... adr assistant
Stephen Sutter .... supervising sound editor (as Steve Sutter)
Marvin Walowitz .... sound effects editor
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... dialogue editor (as Don Warner)
Sherman Waze .... sound effects editor
David A. Whittaker .... sound effects editor (as David Whittaker)
Karen G. Wilson .... sound effects editor (as Karen Wilson)
Richard E. Yawn .... assistant sound editor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Arthur Brewer .... special effects supervisor (as Art Brewer)
Patricia Brewer .... special effects assistant
Peter Chesney .... special effects assistant
Gary L. King .... special effects assistant
Leo Leoncio Solis .... special effects assistant (as Leo L. Solis)
Bruce D. Hayes .... fabricator (uncredited)
Andrew Miller .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ken Marschall .... matte painter: Matte Effects
Charles Croughwell .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Terry Jackson .... stunt double: Tim Thomerson
Tony Jefferson .... stunts (as Anthony M. Jefferson)
Roy Jenson .... stunts
Sasha Jenson .... stunts
Mike Johnson .... stunts (as John Michael Johnson)
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunts (as Tracy Keehn)
Walt La Rue .... stunts (as Walt LaRue)
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunts (as Mike McGaughy)
Kathleen O'Haco .... stunts (as Kathleen Louise O'Haco)
Carol Rees .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts (as Ben R. Scott)
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Al Simon .... stunts
Fred Smith .... stunts
Brett Smrz .... stunts
Scott Sproule .... stunts
Kevin Swigert .... stunts
Danny Wong .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Gale M. Adler .... still photographer
Josh Bleibtreu .... first assistant camera: second unit
Don Burgess .... camera operator: second unit
Don Burgess .... director of photography: second unit
Jacqui Compton .... lamp operator
Nelson Elwell .... best boy grip (as Nelson Le Roy Elwell III)
David M. Ferrara .... lamp operator
Rachel A. Flores .... grip
Greg Gardiner .... gaffer (as Gregory Gardiner)
Anthony Gaudioz .... camera operator: second unit
Scott Guthrie .... lamp operator
Jacques Haitkin .... camera operator
James Halstead .... grip (as James R. Halstead)
Ted Holdeman .... lamp operator
Matthew Johnston .... second assistant camera
Cindy Lagerstrom .... key grip: second unit
Michael Lund .... first assistant camera: second unit
Philly Melnick .... key grip
Peter Mercurio .... second assistant camera: second unit
Robert A. Preston .... grip (as Bobby Preston)
James Reid .... lamp operator (as James A. Reid)
Martin Schaer .... first assistant camera
Jerry Tomasetti .... lamp operator
Teddy Tucker .... grip (as Ted Tucker)
Christopher Tufty .... camera operator: third unit
Christopher Tufty .... director of photography: third unit
Dariusz Wolski .... first assistant camera: third unit
Jack Wallner .... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Charlene Goldman .... location casting
Jillian Goodman .... extras casting
Jill Simpson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Raymond Albertini .... wardrobe: men (as Raymond J. Albertini)
Sylvie Costerg .... wardrobe: second unit
Carol Kunz .... wardrobe: women
James R. Picozzi .... wardrobe: men
Isabella B. Van Soest .... costume supervisor (as Isabel van Soest)
Julie Weiss .... costume design consultant
Leslie Wilshire .... wardrobe: women
Editorial Department
Lynn Abroms .... assistant film editor
Brian Berdan .... apprentice film editor
Amy Krell .... post-production coordinator
David Byron Lloyd .... first assistant film editor (as David B. Lloyd)
Susan McGuire .... post-production coordinator
Toni Morgan .... first assistant film editor
Benjamin Schick .... apprentice film editor
Merie Weismiller Wallace .... post-production coordinator (as Merie Weismiller)
Roger La Prairie .... telecine operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Derek Austin .... musician: synthesizers
Brian Gascoigne .... musician: synthesizers
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator
Eric Tomlinson .... music scoring mixer
Tom Villano .... music supervisor
Tom Villano .... supervising music editor
Transportation Department
Chuck Arebalo .... driver
Demetrius Bruce .... driver
Joe Carter .... driver
Mickey Carter .... driver
Tom Cozza .... driver
Martin Delia .... driver (as Marty Delia)
Chick Elwell .... driver
Sonny Hodge .... driver
Don Howe .... driver
Joe Howe .... driver
Bill Hubbard .... driver
Robert Hunter Jr. .... driver (as Robert Hunter)
Roger Ickes .... driver
Michael D. Kuljis .... transportation captain (as Mike Kuljis)
Millard Lemon .... driver
John Lovless .... driver
Dan Marionneaux .... driver (as Danny Marionneaux)
Roger Mattmuller .... driver
Gerald McCarney .... driver
Russell McEntyre .... transportation coordinator
Gregg Orr .... driver
John Richards .... driver
Lee Sanders .... driver
Wayne Stone .... transportation captain
Steve Van Holton .... driver
Jim Westdorp .... driver
Larry William .... driver
Roger Wooge .... driver
Vincent J. Ybiernas .... driver (as Vince Ybiernas)
Other crew
John Alman .... stand-in
Stephen Milburn Anderson .... production intern (as Steve Anderson)
Alicia Anthony .... post-production auditor
Denise Bear .... assistant: Mr. Pressman
Pamela Cederquist .... production assistant
Dawn Dumas .... burro wrangler (as Dawn Martin)
Ray Favero .... stand-in
Mark Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Chip Fowler .... production coordinator
Jeff Freedman .... unit publicist
Adrienne Hamalian-Mangine .... script supervisor (as Adrienne Hamalian)
Harry Hauss .... helicopter pilot
Pearl Huang .... voice-over
Katie Jewitt-Spillman .... assistant production coordinator (as Katharina Jewitt-Spillman)
Chris Karamanos .... caterer: The Caterers, Las Vegas (as Chris N. Karamanos)
George King .... craft service
Lori Koravos .... production accountant (as Lori M. Lenoble)
Linda Koulisis .... assistant: Mr. Chubb
Stevie Lazo .... assistant accountant (as Stevie Lazo Harrison)
Anne Lockhart .... voice-over
David Mastron .... production assistant
Bambi Michelle McCracken .... stand-in
Emily Milder .... production intern
Juan Morales .... production intern
Tony Pope .... voice-over
Marcy Pringle Price .... production assistant
Chuck Rousseau .... weapons
Jerri Ryan .... script supervisor: second unit
Benjamin Schick .... production assistant
Susan Lee Smith .... production intern
M. Paul Swim .... production assistant
Jim Turner .... financial representative
Randy Walters .... burro wrangler
Merie Weismiller Wallace .... assistant: Mr. De Jarnatt (as Merie Weismiller)
Chuck Wentworth .... airplane pilot: Art Scholl Aviation
Cynthia R. Woodard .... location liaison
Jon A. Yamamoto .... location liaison
Ronald Walkshorse .... hot set security (uncredited)
Richard H. Bryan .... the producers wish to thank (as Governor Richard H. Bryan)
Michael Flynn .... special thanks
Bob Hirsch .... the producers wish to thank: Nevada State Film Commission
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
99 min | Spain:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 (2012) (re-rating) | Germany:18 (2005) (uncut) (DVD) | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/12 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:16 (cut) (VHS version) | West Germany:16 (uncut) (theatrical version)

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Kevin Costner was offered a role in this film, but dropped out, as he already had commitments to make Silverado (1985).See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the water tunnel as "E" is beginning to exit the car, she says to Sam, "We're going to have to hoof it from here." The camera shot changes to a wide shot, showing "E" starting to rappel down the tunnel out of the car. There is a crewman plainly visible (in HD) on the right side of the tunnel, possibly holding a boom mic.See more »
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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Referenced in Evil Ed (1995)See more »


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51 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Weird sleeper sci-fi B-movie an unintentional work of genius., 8 October 2000
Author: (enlight) from United States

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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