A computer nerd creates a holographic "man" called "Automan" (AutomaticMan) and uses him (and his holographic car and a talking cursor) to help solve crimes.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Heather McNair ...
Roxanne Caldwell
Cursor ...
Lydell Hamilton
Steven Keats ...
Peterson (as Robert J. Hogan)
Cramer (as James Antonio Jr.)
Robert Dunlap ...
Chuck Wilson
Don Galloway ...
Martin Wills
Det. Ted Smithers
1st Gang Member


A computer nerd creates a holographic "man" called "Automan" (AutomaticMan) and uses him (and his holographic car and a talking cursor) to help solve crimes.

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15 December 1983 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Lydell Hamilton's company is named Global Guard. Writer/producer Glen A. Larson would use this name again in the first episode of his series The Highwayman (1987). See more »


The series takes place in Los Angeles but the building pictured as the Interpol office is actually the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan, New York City. Later, Tanya arranges to meet Walter at Mott and Elizabeth in Chinatown, which is a real intersection in the Chinatown in Manhattan. See more »


Automan: On a scale of one to ten, think of me as an eleven.
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References Octopussy (1983) See more »

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19 June 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This program was on for a brief period when I was a kid, I remember watching it whilst eating fish and chips.

Riding on the back of the Tron hype this series was much in the style of streethawk, manimal and the like, except more computery. There was a geeky kid who's computer somehow created this guy - automan. He'd go around solving crimes and the lot.

All I really remember was his fancy car and the little flashy cursor thing that used to draw the car and help him out generally.

When I mention it to anyone they can remember very little too. Was it real or maybe a dream?

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