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Digital Man (1995)

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An out-of-control robot is inadvertently set loose in a small community, and a crack squad of soldiers are sent to hunt it down. Gradually, the members of the squad begin to suspect that some of them are robots.

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Sergeant Anders
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Gena
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Captain West
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Digital Man
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Dr. Parker
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General Roberts
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Billy
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Susie
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Jackson
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Woon
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Lt. Thompson
R.J. Bonds ...
Co-Pilot #1
Philip Bruns ...
Bob
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Long
Cliff Emmich ...
Sheriff
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An out-of-control robot is inadvertently set loose in a small community, and a crack squad of soldiers are sent to hunt it down. Gradually, the members of the squad begin to suspect that some of them are robots.

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Built for war. Programmed to win. Now he's online...and out of control See more »


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Rated R for futuristic military violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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5 September 1995 (USA)  »

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While filming the scene wherein Digital Man blows up a house, Matthias Hues was unnerved by how the rest of the crew took cover outside of a 500 yard radius, giving him the impression that the stunt was potentially too dangerous. Director Phillip J. Roth assuaged him by agreeing to stand parallel to him when the explosion went off, demonstrating his confidence that the stunt was safe. Neither were hurt. See more »

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Billy: [comes out with a shotgun in hand and is startled to see Digital Man messing with his satellite dish] What the hell are you doing?!
Digital Man: [identifies Billy as a civilian and goes to "civilian mode"] I must use this uplink to transmit launch code data, with your assistance. Your connection will be temporarily cut off for this process. Thank you. Have a nice day.
Billy: [puzzled] Huh? I ain't assisting you with nothing, ya' crazy bastard, now get ya' damn hands off my satellite dish.
Digital Man: I must transmit launch codes...
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AFTER THE RODEO
Performed by Frank & Ernest Crow
Written by Jim Goodwin & Leslie Bohem (as Les Bohem)
Tileface Music, BMI & Atomic Passion, BMI
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The Role Matthias Was Born to Play!
4 July 2008 | by (Darlington, England) – See all my reviews

Much as i like Matthias Hues (and, I've discovered, he's a nice guy in real life too!) there's certain roles he's never going to get - the romantic lead in a chick flick, for example (though i reckon he could do it!) However, there are also certain roles he was put on earth to play, and this - a huge, monosyllabic indestructible android killing machine - is one of them!

Though it may be easy to laugh at a film called 'Digital Man' which features cyborgs and flamethrowers, the storyline is surprisingly good and multi-layered. Basically, somewhere in space in the future, terrorists are threatening to launch nuclear weapons, so the latest government weapon - the Digital Man X (Matthias Hues)- is deployed to stop them and retrieve the top secret launch codes. And stop them he does, in suitably destructive and fatal style. However, on the way back, his ship is hijacked and crashes onto the surface of a planet populated by redneck humans.

Heres the twist - the Digital Man himself is perfectly okay and looking for a satellite link to upload the secret codes to HQ; however, his HQ thinks he caused the crash and is trying to send the codes to his terrorist masters! So they send a crack team of six commando's (carrying hugely unwieldy Gatling/flamethrower combo guns) to take down the virtually indestructible Digital Man. But heres the other twist - the team discover that three of them are not human, but cyborgs. So they - and we - are left with 2 questions: How will they destroy the Digital Man? And which of them are cyborgs? Though its subtle, the change of pace brought by the subplots (the dilemma of whether the Digital Man is good or bad as he follows his orders and fights only to get rid of the humans he thinks are trying to prevent him; and the fear each commando goes through as they face the fact they might not be human) are a welcome break from the non-stop explosions!

Though the CGI special effects are a bit ropey ( maybe they were good at the time, i don't know) the action is mostly exciting, though it does get a bit monotonous towards the end. There's plenty of explosions and the Digital Man has some pretty destructive weaponry to destroy the scenery with. Its rare to see such a truly indestructible villain in films, and as the heroes unleash torrents of firepower at the Digital Man and he keeps on coming, its genuinely intriguing to wonder how the hell they're gonna kill him! And, of course, which of them will he kill, and reveal as cyborgs?

All in all, a pretty good film. Nothing too great - it wont linger long in the memory - but there's plenty of action and its nice to see Matthias as the leading man for a change!


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