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Roujin Z (1991)
"Rôjin Z" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Drama  |  April 1996 (USA)
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A compassionate young nurse is determined to help an elderly invalid strapped to a revolutionary health care bed but there are unexpected consequences.

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Chisa Yokoyama ...
Haruko (voice)
Toni Barry ...
Haruko (1994) (voice)
Shinji Ogawa ...
Terada (voice)
Allan Wenger ...
Terada (1994) (voice)
Jana Carpenter ...
Norie (1994) (voice)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
Maeda (voice)
Adam Henderson ...
Maeda (1994) (voice)
John Fitzgerald Jay ...
Hasegawa (1994) (voice)
Chie Satô ...
Nobuko (voice) (as Chie Satou)
Ian Thompson ...
Takazawa (1994) (voice)
Barbara Barnes ...
Nobuko (1994) (voice)
Sean Barrett ...
Ache (1994) (voice)
Blain Fairman ...
Ache (1994) (voice) (as Blair Fairman)
Nigel Anthony ...
Ache (1994) (voice)
Nicolette McKenzie ...
Haru / Nurse (1994) (voice)
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An old man is being treated specially by the Department of Health under the so-called Project Z, a special nursing bed with a 6th generation computer on board. When the pain and loneliness of the old man reaches his ex-private nurse, she decides to rescue him from the government's experiment. Thus begins a wild chase through the busy streets of Tokyo as the 6th generation computer begins to have the personality of the old man's ex-wife and as the government's secret project unfolds. Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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Hasegawa: No one messes with the Ministry of Public Welfare!
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Entertaining and funny.
3 October 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Roujin Z is a film that is entertaining, but if you have the English dubbed version of the film, there will be some inconsistencies in the dialogue. Example: The movie takes place in Japan, with obvious visual references and talk about the beach at Kamakura, but the English dialogue also talks about various American things.

The film is basically a hilarious take on the robot gone insane story, where an experimental bed for elderly patients become simply a mental bed. The characters are especially enjoyable, including the old guys at the nursing home who often have a "Grumpy Old Men" style of insulting.


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