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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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robot | love | escape | servant | modernity | See All (38) »

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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

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Andy Kaufman has said in a 1982 newspaper interview that his voice for Val-Com was based on a combination of the Looney Tunes characters Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. See more »

Goofs

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

Susan: [talking to pet raccoon] It's all right, Rover. These friendly robots are obviously not mischievous trespassers.
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Connections

Featured in The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982) See more »

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THE BREAK
Performed by Kat Mandu
Courtesy of Dee Jay Productions
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One of the oddest movies ever made.
15 May 2001 | by suzy q123See all my reviews

And that's saying a lot. Rent this if you want to be staggered by oddness, blown away by one of the most bizarre scripts, direction, and casting in the history of films. I'm staggered. I can't believe I watched it. I'm a big Bernadette Peters fan, normally- but this tested my resolve. Don't read any more reviews here, it's best if you know nothing about the plot. Just rent it. You won't believe what you're seeing.......


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