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Eve of Destruction (1991)

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

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Colonel Jim McQuade
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Dr. Eve Simmons / Eve VIII
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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
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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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Its creator made it in her own image. The military made it deadly. Now only one man can stop her. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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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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There is a scene that shows the two main characters as passengers in an SR-71 Blackbird reconnaisence jet. The plane is equipped with only two seats - the pilot and the navigator. There is no space at all for passengers. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, we see the exterior of a gun shop. On the concrete wall outside, the shop advertises "Guns whollsale" (sic), not "wholesale". See more »

Quotes

Colonel Jim McQuade: And each would have an epitaph. He died for his country because he didn't fucking listen!
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Connections

Referenced in Grimm: Eve of Destruction (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

ROUND AND ROUND
Written by Pat Schunk and Tom Kramer
Performed by Mindy
Published by Cue Gardens Music, Schunk Songs and Inappropriate Music (ASCAP)
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Routine....until the exciting climax.
26 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

A peculiar story of a woman scientist trying to track down (with the help of a tough army colonel) a female robot with nuclear powers, who not only looks like her but also shares her thoughts and memories. The gimmick is that the robot has no inhibitions, and acts out the woman's darkest sexual and violent fantasies, until "it" gets completely out of control. The story provides plenty of opportunities for male-bashing (it seems that almost every man that the robot meets is a chauvinistic pig), and the film doesn't miss any of them. But if you're patient, you'll be rewarded; the climactic sequence in the New York subway is excitingly staged and delivers the goods. And Renee Soutendijk is utterly convincing in both her roles. (**1/2)


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