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Cyborg 2087 (1966)

Earth's civilization of the future sends a cyborg back to the 1960s to change the future.


Franklin Adreon




Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rennie ... Garth A7
Karen Steele ... Dr. Sharon Mason
Wendell Corey ... Sheriff
Warren Stevens ... Dr. Carl Zellar
Eduard Franz ... Prof. Sigmund Marx
Harry Carey Jr. ... Jay C
Adam Roarke ... Deputy Dan
Chubby Johnson ... Uncle Pete
Tyler MacDuff ... Sam Gilmore
Dale Van Sickel ... Tracer #1
Troy Melton ... Tracer #2
James Hibbard ... Rick (as Jimmy Hibbard)
Sherry Alberoni ... Laura Zellar
Betty Jane Royale Betty Jane Royale ... Jill
John Beck ... Skinny


In the future world of the year 2087, freedom of thought is illegal and the thoughts of the world's populations are controlled by the government. A small band of "free thinkers" send a cyborg back in time to the year 1966 to prevent a scientist from making the breakthrough that will eventually lead to the mass thought control of the future. Our time traveler soon discovers he is not alone when government agents from the future try to prevent him from carrying out his mission. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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His Mission... Stop the Invasion of the Cyborgs! See more »


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The film takes place in 1966 and 2087. See more »


Before Garth A7's (Michael Rennie) time capsule appears in 1966, the grass in the distance is in bright sunlight and the foreground is in the dark shadow of a tree. An "instant" later, when the capsule appears, the tree shadow is gone and the entire scene is clearly overcast, showing that a significant portion of the day has actually passed. See more »


Referenced in The Terminator (1984) See more »

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A low budget can be an asset.
2 July 2004 | by pro_crustesSee all my reviews

Yesterday, I saw the last of the three "Rings" movies. Ho-hum. CGI is great. So is a good book. CGI of a good book is, however, just eye-candy. "Cyborg" is movie that, lacking money and computer graphics, was forced to tell a story. Michael Rennie (you know him as "Klaatu") is a man/machine from the future, come back to correct a few mistakes. His "high" tech looks a bit like your grand-dad's ham radio did about the same time this movie was made, but so what? Garth (Rennie) isn't here to show us ray guns or cell phones. (Who knows? Maybe his gizmos are all camouflaged to resemble '60s-era devices.) What he is here for is to undo the damage of some bad decisions (many of which will remind you of "The Terminator's" SkyNet, but you decide yourself if there's a connection).

Alas for Garth, if he succeeds, it may have dire consequences for him personally. That fact gives him a poignant nobility that many films, then and now, could use, but lack. Time-travel stories often rely on that kind of wrinkle for their drama, and I think that's an inherent weakness of the time-travel sub-genre: they all tend to ask the same question. Still, this one asks it well and Rennie's skillful performance leaves you exquisitely uncertain of just what the Right Thing to Do would be, in such a situation as his character finds himself.

Yeah, "Rings" was great. But so was this, and they don't make 'em like this one anymore

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Release Date:

October 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)


Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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