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Eve of Destruction (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  18 January 1991 (USA)
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A terrorist hunter is hired by a scientist to deactivate her android double, a walking, talking, murderous nuclear bomb which has gone amok in the big city and is about to explode.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Colonel Jim McQuade
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Dr. Eve Simmons / Eve VIII
Michael Greene ...
General Curtis
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Bill Schneider
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Peter Arnold
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Steve the Robot
Nelson Mashita ...
Scientist / Waiter
Alan Haufrect ...
Dr. Heller
Maryedith Burrell ...
Dawn Perlin
Norman Merrill ...
First Scientist
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Young Man on Train (as Craig Oldfather)
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Skaaren
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Bank Robber #1
Tom Morga ...
Bank Robber #2
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Carter
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Storyline

Eve is a robot, modelled on "her" creator. Eve's armoury includes a nuclear bomb, which for unexplained reasons is on-board during Eve's testing. When things go wrong during the tests, Eve is lost in the big city. Enter the rescue team, which includes the real (human) Eve. They must find and disarm her before she goes "bang". Eve is programmed to protect herself at all costs, so when she runs into a problem, she resorts to her super strength; hence the destruction. Written by Rob Hartill

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They gave her looks. Brains. Nuclear capabilities. Everything but an "off" switch. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

18 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A pusztítás hírnöke  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,451,119 (USA)
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Trivia

'Richard Collier (I)''s last film. See more »

Goofs

The public and police are told that the robot (Eve Eight) is an armed terrorist. Yet, when several cops come to arrest her, their weapons are not drawn, they are closely spaced, and they are out in the open rather than under cover. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Jim McQuade: What da' ya' mean she's activated?!
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Connections

Referenced in Entertainment Tonight: Episode dated 23 January 1991 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

SECOND WIND
Written by Pat Schunk and Tom Kramer
Performed by Lisa Kramer
Published by Cue Gardens Music, Schunk Songs and Inappropriate Music (ASCAP)
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They forgot to yell 'cut!'
15 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Of all the thousands of movies I've seen that have employed guns and tanks and exploding things, this is the first that made me want to turn the gun on myself. As each scene wore on and on, I kept gesturing in the air to 'hurry it up'. It was as if dead people were on the screen. The characters spoke so slow, I began to doubt that any of them ever spoke before! A world of frustration. There was only a little tension, a fair plot and a whole lot of inconceivabilities. Supposedly, the robot was infused with the memories and life experiences of her/its creator. So, it was expected to act and respond according to this 'information'. Yeah, right. Yawn. Gregory Hines was right for the role and his performance was very good, as expected. Everybody else were rank amateurs, as evidenced by their uninteresting, wooden deadpan styles. Avoid this movie unless you want to eat your own lead salad.


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