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Alan Smithee (really Masato Harada) (US version)
Jim Bannon (writer)
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27 August 1996 (USA) See more »
2038. Computer domination is a reality - Gunhed - man's last defence in the great robot war
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Masahiro Takashima ... Brooklyn

Brenda Bakke ... 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 ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugene Harada ... Seven
John Culkin ... Boxer (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Rik Thomas ... Bansho (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Masato Harada 
Alan Smithee (really Masato Harada) (US version)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jim Bannon  writer
Masato Harada  writer
Alan Smithee  really Masato Harada (US version)

Produced by
Yoshishige Shimatani .... producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... executive producer
Tetsuhisa Yamada .... producer
Eiji Yamaura .... executive producer
Original Music by
Toshiyuki Honda 
Cinematography by
Jun'ichi Fujisawa  (as Junichi Fujisawa)
Film Editing by
Yoshitami Kuroiwa 
Art Direction by
Fumio Ogawa 
Set Decoration by
Kazo Suzuki 
Costume Design by
Tokito Yoshida 
Makeup Department
Midori Konuma .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hideyuki Inoue .... first assistant director
Hiroshi Kubo .... second assistant director
Art Department
Yoshiki Kasahara .... set dresser
Akio Tashiro .... property master
Shiushin Tonshiyo .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Teiichi Saitô .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Heizo Kamoshida .... special effects set dresser
Yachiyo Kato .... special effects script girl
Kôichi Kawakita .... director of special effects
Kiyotaka Matsumoto .... assistant director of special effects
Osamu Nakamura .... special effects production assistant
Yasuo Nomora .... special effects set decorator
Kazusuke Takasu .... special effects
Yuji Terai .... assistant art director of special effects
Noboru Watanabe .... special effects
Noyuki Yoshimara .... special effects art designer
Yutaka Zeshi .... special effects unit production manager
Tetsuzô Ôsawa .... special effects art designer
Visual Effects by
Keita Amemiya .... effects animator
Kenichi Eguchi .... special effects camera operator
Mitsuharu Haihara .... motion control
Masaaki Hiraoka .... optical effects
Sadanori Iraba .... motion control
Mitsuaki Ishida .... effects animator
Yuji Kaida .... matte painting artist
Shuji Kakuma .... matte painting artist
Moriaki Kaminatsu .... modelling
Yukio Kaneko .... matte painting artist
Kazumi Kawagoshi .... special effects lighting assistant
Tsudo Kobo .... special visual effects
Nobuaki Koga .... matte painting artist
Hiroshi Matsashima .... matte painting artist
Masashi Nakamura .... optical effects
Masaharu Ogawa .... modelling
Fujio Ookawa .... special effects camera assistant
Takeo Ootsuka .... computer graphics
Kaoru Saitô .... special effects lighting technician
Masaharu Sekiguchi .... optical effects
Tsuneo Tanaami .... special effects lighting equipment
Yutaka Tsuchiya .... computer graphics
Yasuyoshi Katori .... assistant special effects stuntman
Koji Matsumoto .... special effects stunt man
Camera and Electrical Department
Hideo Inagaki .... electrician
Yoshinori Iwatsuki .... still photographer
Takeshi Kurikawa .... lighting technician
Takashi Nakao .... still photographer
Toshimitsu Ooneda .... special photography
Riyuji Wakiya .... camera operator
Tatsuo Watanabe .... lighting assistant
Animation Department
Tatsuya Masuzawa .... animation supervisor
Teruo Tsuda .... animation supervisor
Casting Department
Tadao Tanaka .... casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Keisuke Chiyoda .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Chie Aoki .... negative cutter
Miho Itoga .... assistant editor
Masaharu Oomi .... color timer
Sae Tojima .... assistant editor
Music Department
Kyoto Isho .... music publishing
Masao Iwase .... executive music producer
Hiroshi Kajiwara .... music producer
Tatsuo Oobu .... music producer
Yurika Shimada .... music publishing
Takayuki Hijikata .... musician (Guitars) (uncredited)
Toshiyuki Honda .... music arranger (uncredited)
Toshiyuki Honda .... music producer (uncredited)
Keiji Toriyama .... score synth programmer (uncredited)
Other crew
Matsuo Aizawa .... video effects
Kôhei Fukuhara .... laser cinema
Yoshiko Hamada .... script supervisor
Kon Ichibashi .... production assistant
Nobubo Ishida .... video effects
Yasushi Iwata .... assistant technical effects
Hiromichi Izumi .... arms advisor
Shizuo Kurahashi .... effects technician
Mitsuo Miyagawa .... special machine
Kazuo Miyauchi .... recording assistant
Yasuo Nishi .... production assistant
Sho Ogawa .... production assistant
Tadaaki Oode .... equipment caretaker
Kazuhiko Seda .... production assistant
Hisayoshi Takueda .... arms instructor
Tadaaki Watanabe .... technical effects
Hiroshi Yonoguchi .... production coordinator
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ganheddo" - Japan (original title)
"Gunhead" - USA (informal English alternative title)
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Germany:92 min | Japan:100 min | UK:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Gunhed stands for 'Gun UNit Heavy Elimination Device'See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Theme Song for GUNHEDSee more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
I like it. No, really, I do., 2 February 2001
Author: Curtis G. from Surf City, USA

I saw GANHEDDO (aka GUNHED) back in 1989 when it opened in Okinawa City, Okinawa. I had seen a write-up in NEWTYPE magazine and I just had to see this "giant robot" movie. Some buddies and I went on a quest to find it, and I was thrilled that we made the effort. I've seen the Japanese version of GANHEDDO numerous times, and I have to admit that I still don't understand the logic of Khyron's scheme to take over the world. I don't get why Seven's mouth glows, or why she needs to stand over the vial of Texmexium when the clock runs out. But that's okay. GANHEDDO satisfied my urge to see a kick-butt big robot movie. That half the dialogue was in English with Japanese "side-titles" was a bonus.

It's not a perfect movie by any means. And the horrendous dub job done for ADV's American video release just makes it worse. (For example: in the video, Brooklyn mutters "G** d*** f** you" to Sgt. Nim. In the original, he mutters silently. Was the nonsensical cursing necessary?) Still, the miniatures are impressive and Brenda Bakke's futuristic Lauren Bacall impression is enjoyable. My advice: seek out the LD or original Japanese DVD, and avoid any of ADV's versions.

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