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Automatic (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  8 April 1995 (South Korea)
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Robgen industries newest security system is "The J Series Automatic", an android model designed and programmed to protect humans from violent attacks. But one night, an Automatic named J269... See full summary »

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J269
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Nora Rochester
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Goddard Marx
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Major West
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Raymond Hammer
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Seth Barker
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Julia Rodriguez
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Gloria Takamatsu
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Buck James
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Epsilon Leader
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Eugene Dibbs
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Glenn (as Michael Weatherred)
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Robgen industries newest security system is "The J Series Automatic", an android model designed and programmed to protect humans from violent attacks. But one night, an Automatic named J269 discovers a Robgen executive trying to rape a female employee named Nora Rochester. While trying to stop the crime, he inadvertently kills the executive. At this point, J269 then calls Goddard Marx (his creator and a Robgen chairman) to inform him of the incident. Marx tells the android to stay there with Rochester until help arrives, but Marx is intent on sweeping the fiasco under the rug by sending mercenaries to eliminate both J269 and Rochester. Now the two are fugitives on the run from a para-military hit squad. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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The 2nd science fiction film in which Olivier Gruner has played a cyborg. The 1st film was "Nemesis". [Technically speaking Nemesis was a cyborg (=cybernetic organic, i.e. part human), Automatic was an android, not human at all.] See more »

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Olivier Gruner is miscredited as Oliver Gruner on the box art. See more »

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Major West: In the old days, I would have raped and tortured you for hours. There's just no time for life's simple pleasures anymore. Oh, well. Goodnight.
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Oliver Grunner steals the show in "Automatic"!!
1 April 2002 | by (at the critic's desk) – See all my reviews

Oliver Grunner stars in this very entertaining movie about cyborgs and the effect they have on a futuristic society. John Glover stars as Goddard Marx, the president of RobGen; an artificial human production company. This IS the future and these things or androids are as common as automobiles and are used for factory labor, security, entertainment and even as sexual surrogate partners. Everything is fine at the company until a RobGen executive tries to savagely rape a female secretary named Nora Rochester (well played by Daphne Ashbrook). Oliver (he plays multiple roles very well in this movie!) interrupts the attack (he IS programmed to protect life, after all!) and in the course of the encounter accidently kills the out of control corporate man. What follows after this is a mad struggle for survival and escape as Goddard Marx calls in a special human merc unit led by a Major West (well played by Jeff Kober). There is lots of good special effects action as well as a few very interesting surprises in the plot. Grunner is always at his acting best and carries the role of J269, etc. well. Add this one to your collections of movies on the science fiction shelf! Good movie!!


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