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Circuitry Man (1990)

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Danner
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Juice
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Plughead
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Yoyo
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Leech
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Bartender
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Cheater
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Squid
Garry Goodrow ...
Jugs
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Bartender (Oxy Hill)
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Singer
Steve Hunter ...
Medic Attendant
Darren A. Lott ...
Jackee
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Biker Bandit
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In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the brain. Lori, a female body guard steals a case of such chips and flees underground Los Angeles with Danner, a pleasure android so that they can smuggle the chips to New York. In pursuit is Plughead, a dangerous criminal so named because of the many sockets and ports which decorate his scalp so that he can test and use the chips that he is after. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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13 December 1990 (Portugal)  »

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Circulatory Man  »

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At the end of the movie, where Leech is held at knife point, he clearly holds his cigar in his left hand, as the assailant forces him to his knees. When the camera angle changes from side to front, the cigar is in his mouth. See more »

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The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarities to actual persons, living, dead or synthetic, or to actual events or firms are purely coincidental. See more »

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Followed by Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994) See more »

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A psychotronic surprise
10 January 2002 | by (Chantilly, VA) – See all my reviews

Being relatively new to the genre of the psychotronic film, I was a little unsure what to expect with this film. A when the movie channel warned of graphic violence, I got even a little more nervous. What were they thinking? Take away a couple of f bombs and you've got a PG movie. As a matter of fact, why would anyone want this to be rated R? The target audience should be kids under 16 and me. Yeah I liked this movie. I liked how the filmmakers got around the fact that this was a low budget movie by coming up with ideas that nimbly sidestepped the issue but without taking away from the science fiction theme. I liked the exuberant performances of Vernon Wells and Dennis Christopher. I liked the cynical performance of Paul Willson (who to me will always be the Bonanza theme song guy from "Cheers"). And I liked the fact that this film at no point took itself seriously but never winked at the camera. Show this film and "Buckaroo Banzai" to your teenage kids tonight.


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