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"Max Headroom" Body Banks (1987)

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Original Air Date:
14 April 1987 (Season 1, Episode 3)
While Max attempts to fill the many gaps in his and Edison's memory, a young woman goes missing, revealing the shadowy world of involuntary organ donation. | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Francis Delia 
Writing credits
Steve Roberts (written by)

Produced by
Philip DeGuere Jr. .... executive producer
Brian E. Frankish .... producer (as Brian Frankish)
Bruno George .... associate producer
Peter Wagg .... executive producer
Sheila Wenz .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Cory Lerios 
Cinematography by
Robert M. Stevens (director of photography) (as Robert Stevens)
Film Editing by
Philip Sgriccia  (as Philip J. Sgriccia)
Casting by
Irene Mariano 
Production Design by
Richard B. Lewis 
Art Direction by
Bernard P. Cutler 
Set Decoration by
Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer  (as Leslie Frankenheimer)
Makeup Department
Janice Alexander .... hair stylist
Katalin Elek .... makeup
Zoltan Elek .... makeup
Production Management
John C. Broderick .... unit production manager
Bernie Laramie .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry V. Bring .... second assistant director
Craig West .... first assistant director
Art Department
Roger C. Burford III .... general construction foreman (as Roger Burford)
Charles C. Eguia .... property master (as Charles Eguia)
Michael Wilson .... property master
Sound Department
Richard Corwin .... supervising sound editor
Doug Grindstaff .... sound manager
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
Tamara Johnson .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gary D. Bierend .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Augie Hess .... visual effects supervisor
Rod Lord .... computer graphics
Kimberley Pike .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Tupy .... computer graphics
Fred Raimondi .... visual effects compositor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Allen D. Easton .... assistant camera
Monte Swann .... playback operator
Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Philip Cozzo .... costumer
Donna M. Marcione .... costumer
Editorial Department
Cheryl Campsmith .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Gael Chandler .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Dick Bernstein .... music editor
Richard Berres .... music supervisor
Moira Marquis .... music score engineer (uncredited)
Other crew
Michael Cassutt .... story editor
Edward O. Denault .... executive production supervisor
Steve Roberts .... executive story editor
Mary Kay Kelly .... production coordinator (uncredited)
David Hansen .... special thanks from Max Headroom
Paul Owen .... special thanks from Max Headroom

Series Crew
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Film Editing by
Edward Brennan 
Andrew Cohen 
Sean-Michael Connor 
Harry Kaye 
Brian K. Roberts 
Irving Rosenblum 
Dennis C. Vejar 
Casting by
Barbara Miller 
Costume Design by
Philip Cozzo 
Donna M. Marcione 
Art Department
Thomas R. Cahill .... assistant property master
Thomas R. Cahill .... set propmaster
Richard M. Kristy .... lead man
Raulette Woods .... miniature artist
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Alfred J. Carranza .... assistant sound editor
Andy D'Addario .... re-recording mixer
Roy Pahlman .... re-recording mixer
Peter Reale .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Patrick Clancey .... visual effects compositor
Sam Nicholson .... miniatures
Randy Peters .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Gallo .... gaffer
Chuck Whelan .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Editorial Department
Bernie Laramie .... supervisor of post-production
Ed Rowin .... colorist
Location Management
Geoffrey Ryan .... location manager
Transportation Department
Hobart Lundt .... captain
Randy Peters .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Joe Dea .... creative consultant
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Additional Details

USA:60 min (with commercials)
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Sound Mix:
Iceland:L | UK:15 (some episodes)

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Lives for sale, 16 September 2010
Author: Woodyanders ( from The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Max attempts to fill in the gaps in his and Carter's memory. Moreover, Network 23 executives want Max to endorse a Zik Zak product. Meanwhile, a man abducts Theora (superbly played by the lovely Amanda Pays) in order to alert Edison (the always excellent and appealing Matt Frewer) to a shady underground medical facility that specializes in the harvesting of stolen human organs. Director Francis Delia does an ace job of creating and sustaining an appropriately dark and gloomy tone. This episode is especially important for introducing the terrific William Morgan Sheppard as jolly punk anarchist Blank Reg and the delightful Concetta Tomei as Reg's sharp-tongued companion Blank Dominique. Jere Burns and Rick Ducommun are effectively creepy, chilling, and grotesque as brutish thug Breughel and his equally vicious partner Mahler. Longtime favorite 80's horror slasher sequel mainstay Juliette Cummins has a cool bit as brash punkette thief Paula while J.W. Smith makes a welcome return appearance as the street smart Rik. Robert M. Stevens' funky cinematography provides the show's trademark gnarly'n'hazy quasi-futuristic noir look. Cory Lerios' brooding score likewise hits the shuddery spot. Best of all, the acrid and gripping script by Steve Roberts delivers a strong central message about how the rich and powerful will gladly prey on the vulnerable poor who exit on the fringes of society in order to achieve immortality.

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