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Gunhed (1989)
"Ganheddo" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  27 August 1996 (USA)
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In a cyberpunk future, Kyron-5 supercomputer attempts to exterminate the human race, but Gunhed mechs stop it. In 2038, five thieves break into a condemned island facility to steal Kyron's dead CPU. The place turns out to be a deathtrap.

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Complete credited cast:
Masahiro Takashima ...
Brooklyn
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Texas Air Ranger Sgt. Nim
James Brewster Thompson ...
Barabbas
Aya Enjôji ...
Babe
Kaori Mizushima ...
Eleven
Yôsuke Saitô ...
Boxer
Doll Nguyen ...
Boomerang
Jay Kabira ...
Bombbay
Randy Reyes ...
Gunhed (voice)
Mickey Curtis ...
Bansho
Michael Yancy ...
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Eugene Harada ...
Seven
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Brooklyn's smuggling companions are slaughtered, sometimes violently, one by one as they wantonly defy the security systems of the Kyron-5. Babe falls into a vat of green liquid and becomes a cybernetic antagonist. Brooklyn is placed under arrest by Sergeant Nim, who suggests they follow surviving children Seven and Eleven. The Kyron-5 declared war on humanity, and killed most of those living on the island. Brooklyn, a mechanic, must overcome his fear of cockpits and command the Gun UNit/Heavy Elimination Device to the heart of the Kyron-5. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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2038. Computer domination is a reality - Gunhed - man's last defence in the great robot war

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Was based on a idea for "Godzilla vs. Biollante", in which Godzilla would have fought a giant robot. See more »

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In the opening of the bandit crew flying in the Mary Ann toward the island 8JO, Bebe announces the name of the island they're flying to; in this shot, the camera pans over to Brooklyn who has the lip of his turtleneck below his chin. In the next shot, a close-up of Brooklyn's face, he's pulling the lip of his turtleneck down from over his mouth to his chin. See more »

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Theme Song for GUNHED
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Enjoy it for what it is!
7 July 1999 | by (Paso Robles, California) – See all my reviews

Gunhed is by no means an Oscar contender, but if you are a fan of Japanese Fantasy Films, or even a sci-fi fan, I see no reason why you wouldn't enjoy it. Though the plot may be a bit convoluted at times, I find that after multiple watchings (at least twice) a lot more makes sense. What you can't make out of the plot, ignore it and watch the action sequences! A lot goes on with this movie, and it's some of the better "giant robot/machine" technology I have ever seen. I would like to address a few complaints I've heard/read regarding the film:

1. "It makes no sense!"- Remember, this is one of those sci-fi, neo-future, cyberpunk, check your brain at the door films. They can write their own history of technology.

2. "It wasn't anime!"- No, though the film was released through ADVFilms, which mostly produce Japanese Animation, they have obtained the rights to distribute some live-action Japanese films. If you didn't like Gunhed because it wasn't anime, or you only want to see anime, then you may also want to stay away from ADV's copies of Destroy All Monsters, and the Daimajin Trilogy.

3. "They should have used CGI!"- Keep in mind, this movie was made in 1989. Even the Americans weren't using much CGI back then!

Like I said, enjoy this movie for what it is!


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