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Pilot Pirx's Inquest (1979)

Test pilota Pirxa (original title)
The movie is about "finite nonlinears," robots that closely resemble human beings but are even more perfect than humans. They are intended to eventually replace human beings in space ... See full summary »

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Marek Piestrak

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Stanislaw Lem (short story), Marek Piestrak (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergei Desnitsky Sergei Desnitsky ... Commander Pirx (as Sergiej Desnitski)
Boleslaw Abart ... Jan Otis
Vladimir Ivashov ... Harry Brown (as Wladimir Iwaszow)
Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy ... Tom Nowak (as Aleksandr Kajdanowski)
Zbigniew Lesien Zbigniew Lesien ... John Calder
Ferdynand Matysik ... Green (UNESCO Director)
Igor Przegrodzki ... McGuirr
Tõnu Saar Tõnu Saar ... Kurt Weber
Zygmunt Bielawski ... (as Z. Bielawski)
Janusz Bylczynski ... Juge (as J. Bylczynski)
Adam Cieslak Adam Cieslak ... (as A. Cieslak)
Edmund Fetting ... Oskarzyciel przed trybunalem (as E. Fetting)
Józef Fryzlewicz ... Obronca Pirxa przed trybunalem (as J. Fryzlewicz)
Marek Idzinski Marek Idzinski ... Czlonek trybunalu (as M. Idzinski)
Mieczyslaw Janowski Mieczyslaw Janowski ... Mitchell (as M. Janowski)
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The movie is about "finite nonlinears," robots that closely resemble human beings but are even more perfect than humans. They are intended to eventually replace human beings in space flights. Somewhat apprehensive about their usefullness, the United Nations sets up a space flight to determine their reactions to the human beings who also make up the crew. Pirx is selected as a commander of the flight, although the identity of the robots is not revealed to him... Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Poland | Soviet Union

Language:

Polish | Russian | Estonian

Release Date:

25 May 1979 (Poland) See more »

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In 18 years after shooting to Saturn the automatic space probe of Cassini which has executed a task, similar to the mission of Goliath, has really been launched. See more »

Goofs

The rings of Saturn are actually only a few meters thick and are not solid. The spaceship would pass through the Cassini division in less than a second, not (as in the film) take minutes through some kind of ice gorge. This error does not occur in Lem story the film is based on. See more »

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This film is based on the story by Stanislav Lem
16 December 1998 | by ShaytanSee all my reviews

This film is based on the story with the same title, written by Polish science fiction writer - Stanislav Lem. Even though the movie not as good as story, it is better than average sci-fi movie.


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