A manic search for a valuable relic pits a father, son and trouble-prone robot against a nasty villain.

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Jack Shamir
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Eli Taki / Rashmud / Sashri
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Alex Shamir
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Kristina Shamir
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Golddigger (as Patrick Shanley)
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Clyde Baldino
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Bono Baldino
Jack Shaoul ...
Isaac Shamir / Blind Man
Tom Signorelli ...
Detective Goober
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Mr. Marshall
Jane Connell ...
Mrs. Miller
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A manic search for a valuable relic pits a father, son and trouble-prone robot against a nasty villain.

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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2 March 1994 (USA)  »

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Golddigger  »

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Don Peoples (the voice of Golddigger) appears in the opening credits but he's uncredited on the end credits. See more »

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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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