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Robot in the Family (1994)

G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  2 March 1994 (USA)
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Credited cast:
Jack Shamir
Danny Gerard ...
Alex Shamir
Kristina Shamir
Dr. Clayhand
John Wylie ...
The Banker
Tom Signorelli ...
Detective Goober
David Shuman ...
Bono Baldino
Matthew Locricchio ...
Clyde Baldino
Don Peoples ...
Golddigger (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Massage Parlor Patron
Jack Shaoul ...
Isaac Shamir / Blind Man
Herschel Sparber ...
Anthony the Septic Tank Man
Che Che Williams ...


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2 March 1994 (USA)  »

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Golddigger  »

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Golddigger is not the worst
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The original title is GOLDDIGGER. IMDb, you should update your listing! ("A Robot In the Family" was a later title used in some markets.) I met the filmmaker, a true "Independent" if a bit naive. He could not get distribution so he even did some additional sound and re-edited the movie to try to please one studio, but did not sell it anyway. When it finally got a distributor, the result was very spotty. So, it's a rare movie. I am amazed any of your viewers saw it! Maybe they found a videotape lying around in a sale bin somewhere.

The movie is actually pretty amusing, if you don't take it so seriously. The problem is more one of classification: It's not a kids movie, despite having a featured role for the son. It's too adult to be for a teen or preteen audience. Maybe college kids can dig it, along with adults with a tolerance for some silly "business" and satirical plot elements that may hit or miss. The "auteur" here was a real amateur when he made this film, so it's akin to a mid-budget student film. But remember, all Indies have to start somewhere. David Lynch and Quentin Tarrantino have come a long way from their first efforts. If you see this movie, please suspend critical disbelief, relax, and enjoy its better qualities. It's like if the film were a spoof or camp, even if maybe it wasn't intended to be. On that level, it succeeds better than some intended spoofs that fail.

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