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Director:
Writers:
Steve MacManus (story) and
Kevin O'Neill (story) ...
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Release Date:
14 September 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It activates it exhilarates... it exterminates See more »
Plot:
The head of a cyborg reactivates and rebuilds itself and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
It's a good movie to analyze, but not always great to watch See more (136 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Richard Stanley 
 
Writing credits
Steve MacManus (story "SHOK!") and
Kevin O'Neill (story "SHOK!")

Richard Stanley (written by)

Michael Fallon (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Ray Corbett .... associate producer
Elizabeth Karlsen .... supervising producer
Nik Powell .... executive producer
JoAnne Sellar .... producer
Paul Trijbits .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Stephen Woolley .... executive producer
Trix Worrell .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Boswell 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Chivers 
 
Film Editing by
Derek Trigg 
 
Casting by
Karen Lindsay-Stewart 
 
Production Design by
Joseph Bennett 
 
Art Direction by
Max Gottlieb 
 
Set Decoration by
Addi Cohen-Ziv  (as Addi Cohen-Zif)
 
Costume Design by
Michael Baldwin 
 
Makeup Department
Lisa Boni .... hair stylist
Lisa Boni .... makeup artist: Stacey Travis
Kirstin Chalmers .... make-up & hair designer
Shaune Harrison .... special makeup effects artist
Little John .... special makeup designer
Bob Keen .... makeup effects consultant
Tracey Lee .... makeup artist
William Petty .... makeup effects designer
John Schoonraad .... makeup effects mold designer
 
Production Management
Elizabeth Carlsen .... production supervisor
Stephen Earnhart .... post-production supervisor (as Steve Earnhart)
John Gavin .... post-production supervisor
Peter Holt .... post-production supervisor
Peter Spencer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Corbett .... first assistant director
Clem Nice .... assistant director: second unit
Lloyd Stanton .... third assistant director
Roger Thorpe .... second unit director
Patrick Tidy .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sarah Blunt .... property buyer
Michael Carlin .... construction manager
Chris Consall .... constructor
Christopher Cowsill .... carpenter
Matthew Davies .... constructor
Daz Edwards .... art department runner
Annie Gregson .... stand-by props
Barbara Herman-Skelding .... set dresser
Michael Houseman .... construction manager
Graham Humphreys .... conceptual designer
Graham Humphreys .... storyboard artist
Trudie McCallum .... assistant art director
Leon McCarthy .... art department assistant
Robert McFarlane .... graphic designer
Antoine Robert .... constructor
Peter Smith .... sculptor
Becky Tanner .... painter
Adrian Thatcher .... assistant art director
James Wadeson .... property master
Martin Weiss .... plasterer
 
Sound Department
Ronald Bailey .... second sound recordist (as Ron Bailey)
Ronald Bailey .... sound mixer
Michelle Baughi .... boom swinger
Mike Dowson .... sound mixer
Kate Hopkins .... sound effects designer
James Mather .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Miller .... sound effects designer
Tim Owens .... adr editor
Brian Saunders .... sound mixer
Joanne Stephens .... boom swinger
Mark Stevens .... special sound effects engineer
Marin Walker .... footsteps editor
 
Special Effects by
Paul Catling .... second unit special effects director
Paul Catling .... special robotics designer
Neal Champion .... floor special effects (as Neil Champion)
Chris Cunningham .... special robots technician
Jim Francis .... floor special effects
Matthew Horton .... floor special effects (as Matt Horton)
Barney Jeffrey .... special effects coordinator
Paul Jones .... special robotics technician
Dave Keen .... special robotics chief engineer (as David Keen)
Grant Mason .... special robotics technician
Stephen Norrington .... special robotics technician (as Steve Norrington)
Steve Patton .... floor special effects (as Steve Paton)
Bill Pearson .... floor special effects
Paul Spateri .... special robotics technician
Andrew Stone .... droid suit operator
Peter Stone .... droid suit operator
Jon Tucker-Bull .... special robotics assistant (as John Tucker-Bull)
 
Visual Effects by
Steven Begg .... matte artist (as Steven Beggs)
Robert Courtney .... model supervision stand-by carpenter
Neil Culley .... matte photography
Evan Davies .... computer graphics animation programmer
Alan Marques .... computer graphics consultant
James Pritch .... additional model maker
 
Stunts
Tim Condren .... stunt arranger (as Tim Condron)
Sarah Franzl .... stunt double: Stacey Travis
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Beechy .... rigger
Bob Brock .... electrician (as Rob Brock)
Gerry Floyd .... additional photographer: second unit
Kenny Ingram .... rigger
David Lee .... gaffer
Hudd Levien .... assistant camera: second unit
Tim Maurice-Jones .... camera operator
Rick Morgan .... rigger
Paul Nash .... focus puller (as Paul Grech-Ellul)
John O'Donnell .... video operator
John Parker-Rees .... assistant camera
Rob Pye .... electrician
Donul Rodan .... video operator
Andy Shuttleworth .... Steadicam operator
Kate Stark .... clapper loader
Rob Stewart .... electrician
Rob Stewart .... lighting technician
Karl Watkins .... lighting camera operator: second unit
Jay Williams .... grip
John Williams .... electrician
Clive Wise .... rigger
 
Casting Department
Betsy Fels .... casting: USA
Cynthia Lole .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chris Loizou .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Wendy Edgar-Jones .... second assistant editor (as Wendy Edgar)
Edward Marnier .... assembly editor
Gabrielle McNamara .... post-production trainee
 
Music Department
Ian Hierons .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Gillon Jacoby .... driver
Richard Mason .... driver
 
Other crew
Polly Beaumont .... assistant to producer
Lesley Broderick .... production accountant (as Leslie Broderick)
Maggie Choyce .... script supervisor
Francesca Cicci .... production secretary
Robin Coe .... floor runner
Michael Garland .... post-production accountant
David Golden .... floor runner
Mark Lucas .... production runner
Katy McGuiness .... legal advisor
Gerald McMorrow .... floor runner
Anthony Morland .... production runner
Bo Shaw .... production assistant
Dom Shaw .... location manager
Andrew Stone .... operator
 
Thanks
Nicky Bell .... special thanks
Immo Horn .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language (edited for re-rating)
Runtime:
94 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:-12 | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R16 (MGM channel rating) | New Zealand:R18 (original rating) | Norway:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (edited for re-rating) | USA:X (original rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Richard Stanley originally wanted Bill Paxton as Mo and Jeffrey Combs as Shades. Paxton was enthusiastic about the script, but Miramax and Palace Pictures did not know anything about him, so they didn't contact his agent, and Paxton signed on for Navy Seals (1990) instead. Combs couldn't be cast because British union rules allowed them to hire only two Americans.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the droid rebuilds itself, it picks up a circular saw. When it uses that circular saw as a weapon later, it is completely different design, with an all different cutting disk.See more »
Quotes:
Angry Bob:[on radio] Nature never knew colors like this.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in In the Belly of the Beast (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Stabat MaterSee more »

FAQ

Is the us r-rated version uncut?
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25 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
It's a good movie to analyze, but not always great to watch, 26 July 2005
Author: databeast from Denver, United States

First off, let's get my bias out the way, I'm a die-hard fan of this movie, and this review is definitely intended to get the reader to give it a chance.

The film is riddled with industrial (music) culture references and cameos, and if you're into that scene, there's a certain sick thrill about seeing Carl McCoy as the zone trooper, and seeing footage of proto-industrial performance artist Monte Cazazza in this. The general tone and ambiance of the whole piece of wonderfully clichéd cyberpunk.

And that's really the interesting thing about this film. While there are a plethora of terrible sci-fi slasher flicks out there desperately claiming the 'cyberpunk' moniker, here is a film that claims to be nothing more than a sci-fi slasher flick, and manages to be somewhat of a pulp-cyberpunk classic instead.

The whole movie is a mood piece, designed more for its ambiance and the feel of its world, than particularly flashy action sequences or on-screen 'wow' factor. It's meant to be a genre movie, but it manages to feel like a 'serious' film under the influence of some heavy drugs. Not a bad thing really, but your tastes may disagree. Personally I've always liked that sunset-filtered-through pollution look that Bladerunner was infamous for, and hardware utilizes the same rather well.

Genre movie it may be, but it shows far less cheese coating and terrible acting than any of the current glut of genre movies being produced for the Sci-Fi channel. In fact the whole movie feels more like a good pulpy cyberpunk novella than a genre movie by far. Calling the movie 'mood music for rivetheads' isn't really an insult to it.

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