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Eve of Destruction (1991)

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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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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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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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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,451,119 (USA)
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'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

Cal: [showing Eve VIII his penis] Say hellooooooo!
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

GOT TO HAVE IT
Written and Performed by Pat Schunk and Tom Kramer
Published by Cue Gardens Music, Schunk Songs and Inappropriate Music (ASCAP)
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B-movie that seemed a lot older than 1991
19 May 2003 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Eve of Destruction is infamous in The Netherlands because it meant the failure of Renée Soutendijk's career in the States, the film being a flop. When I was watching this movie however, I didn't expect such a B-movie.

Surely the story was not original, but the special effects were really pathetic and everything looked just plain and ugly. What bothered me most was the unfitting, melodramatic music score which sounded like it was made for an eighties soap-opera (!).

I think a low budget is not really an excuse here because the superior Terminator (1984! 7 years older) was also made with a low budget. But that one had genius James Cameron directing and Arnie on the rise of stardom, besides good performances by the other actors.

Expect none of that here. The casting, the soundtrack, the dialogue, the action and the effects: they all disappoint. One of those movies that you really regret wasting your precious time on. Not 1/10 though because there are even worse Terminator clones.

I give it 2/10.


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