Not Quite Human (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy  |  19 June 1987 (USA)
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Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Vogel
J.J. Derks
Eron Jeffries, Chip's Crush
Jenny Beckerman, Highschool Mate
Brandon Douglas ...
Scott Barnes, Highschool Mate
Paul Fairgate, Highschool Wuss
Brian Cole ...
Jake Blocker, Highschool Bully
Bryan Skelly, Becky's Crush
Judy Starr ...
Dr. Sondra Stahl
Greg Monaghan ...
Coach Duckworth
Marcia Darroch ...
Ms. Buzzi, Highschool Teacher
Mr. Sturges, Vogel's Critic


Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his former employer decides to try and make a profit by stealing the mechanical boy. Written by B.H. Yasuda <>

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Adorável Andróide  »

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[Vogel and JJ have gone to the Carson house to find it abandoned]
Vogel: He's gone! I knew it! I sensed something was wrong the other night.
Derks: Like what?
Vogel: I don't know, he was acting kind of weird.
Derks: He always acts kind of weird.
Vogel: Weirder than usual. He seemed real anxious to get rid of me and his son was acting certifiable.
Derks: You mean his daughter.
Vogel: Son.
Derks: Carson doesn't have a son.
Vogel: He was away at school.
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I haven't seen this film since I was 10 years old it used to play on family channel maybe once or twice it was original, clever and had a good plot throughout the movie.Dr. Jonas Carson (Thicke) has just completed his lifelong dream by creating an android (Underwood) to look like a normal 17 year old boy.

His daughter Becky (Lively) names him Chip, the doctor decides to send him to school to see how he'll interact with other kids his age and learn how to act human. However Carson's former boss Vogel (Bologna) has plans to kidnap the android and turn him into a military machine.

It was funny seeing Chip try to adapt to life as a normal teenager and the comical situations he gets into along the way but also proves himself to be nearly human when rescuing his dad and sister.

Not Quite Human was one of the best Disney movies I had ever seen as a kid and even today after seeing it after so many years it's still enjoyable.

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