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Heartbeeps (1981)

Two household robots run away and try to start a family.

Director:

Allan Arkush

Writer:

John Hill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Kaufman ... Val
Bernadette Peters ... Aqua
Randy Quaid ... Charlie
Kenneth McMillan ... Max
Melanie Mayron ... Susan
Christopher Guest ... Calvin
Richard B. Shull ... Factory Boss
Dick Miller ... Factory Watchman
Kathleen Freeman ... Helicopter Pilot
Mary Woronov ... Party House Owner
Paul Bartel ... Party Guest
Wally Ann Wharton Wally Ann Wharton ... Party Guest (as Ann Wharton)
Barry Diamond ... Firing Range Technician and Catskil Performer
Stephanie Faulkner Stephanie Faulkner ... Firing Range Technician
Jeffrey Kramer ... Party Butler Robot
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Storyline

Val and Aqua are two household servant robots who start feeling emotions for each other. After falling in love, they decide to escape from their servitude and attempt to start a family of their own. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Meet a modern nuclear family unlike any other. See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor electrónico See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$407,464, 21 December 1981, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,154,696
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Company Credits

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Andy Kaufman grew increasingly bored with the proceedings. His friend/co-conspirator Bob Zmuda was specifically prohibited from the shoot, so Kaufman began acting out onset. See more »

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When the Crimebuster begins spinning and shooting at Val and Aqua in the junkyard, you can see Calvin on the rear platform long before his character ( and Susan ) jump on Crimebuster to shut it down. See more »

Quotes

[Catskill, the robot comedian, has just given his power pack to Phil, the baby robot]
Aqua: Catskill's pack still has 42% power left, which Phil can now use. But how can Catskill have so much power left?
[Val checks Catskill's power gauge]
Val: Apparently, he has been selecting low-power jokes. Catskill, why did you give Phil your power? Why?
Catskil: [voice fading as he loses power] My mother needed a heart transplant once. But we had to give it up. We couldn't find a... gorilla.
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THE BREAK
Performed by Kat Mandu
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Wonderfully Bad Movie
23 December 1999 | by vanloonsSee all my reviews

Andy Kaufman went on David Letterman and apologized for this movie. He said he wanted to give everyone their money back if they had seen the movie. I'm not sure he was entirely joking. It's bad enough that you might want your money back, but it's stupid enough to keep you interested in watching it.

I tortured my friends by showing them this movie. They enjoyed the psycho malfunctioning cop robot. Years later they still bring it up.

I would put this movie on the same level as SuperFuzz.


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