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

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 nominations.
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Val
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Aqua
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Charlie
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Max
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Susan
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Calvin
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Factory Boss
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Factory Watchman
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Helicopter Pilot
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Party House Owner
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Party Guest
Wally Ann Wharton ...
Party Guest (as Ann Wharton)
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Firing Range Technician and Catskil Performer
Stephanie Faulkner ...
Firing Range Technician
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Party Butler Robot
Irene Cagen ...
Party Maid Robot (as Irene Forrest)
Karsen Lee Gould ...
Party Maid Robot
David LeBell ...
Forklift Driver Robot (as David Gene Lebell)
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Phil (voice)
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Catskil (voice)
Ron Gans ...
Crimebuster (voice)

Directed by

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Allan Arkush

Written by

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John Hill ... (written by)

Produced by

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Douglas Green ... executive producer
John Hill ... associate producer
Michael Phillips ... producer

Music by

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John Williams

Cinematography by

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Charles Rosher Jr. ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tina Hirsch

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Tom Finan ... post-production coordinator
Dale Mishkin ... apprentice editor
Robert Raring ... color timer
Robert Yamamoto ... apprentice editor (as Rob Yamamoto)

Casting By

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William Batliner
Anita Dann

Production Design by

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John W. Corso

Set Decoration by

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Marc E. Meyer Jr.

Costume Design by

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Madeline Ann Graneto ... (as Madeline Graneto)

Makeup Department

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Zoltan Elek ... makeup artist: Aqua
Ziggy Geike ... makeup concept artist
Ora Green ... hair stylist (as Ora T. Green)
James Kagel ... makeup concept artist
Michael McCracken ... makeup concept artist (as Mike McCraken)
Vincent Prentice ... makeup artist: Val (as Vince Prentice)
Stan Winston ... special makeup effects
Lance Anderson ... makeup staff (uncredited)
David Dittmar ... makeup staff (uncredited)

Production Management

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Don Roberts ... unit production manager
Ronald G. Smith ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dean Lyras ... second assistant director (as Dean Stephen Lyras)
Don Zepfel ... first assistant director
Robin Holding ... trainee assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Bill Cowan ... greensman
William B. Major ... sketch artist (as Bill Major)
Michael Milgrom ... property master (as Michael C. Milgrom)
Frank Mitchell ... greensman
Gene Nollman ... set designer (as Gene Nohlman)
Burt Rotter ... painter
Ken Adachi ... prop assistant (uncredited)
William Gowdy ... leadman (uncredited)
Bill Jenkins ... prop assistant (uncredited)
Mark Konkel ... painter (uncredited)
Peg McClellan ... illustrator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James R. Alexander ... production sound mixer (as Jim R. Alexander)
Allan Bromberg ... assistant: sound editor
Patrick Clark ... boom operator (as Pat Clark)
Phil Flad ... re-recording mixer
Al Florence ... sound recordist
Roger Heman Jr. ... re-recording mixer (as Roger Heman)
Gil Hudson ... dialogue replacement editor
Kenneth Karman ... voice editor: Phil
John A. Larsen ... sound effects assistant (as John Larsen)
Jack Manning ... sound effects: synthesizer
Colin C. Mouat ... sound designer (as Colin Mouat)
Tally Paulos ... adr editor
Rex Slinkard ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Melbourne A. Arnold ... remote operator: Catskil
Robert Blalack ... designer: Phil (as Robbie Blalack)
Bud Ewing ... in charge of mechanical effects
Bruce Fox ... remote operator: Catskil
Richard D. Galbraith ... operator: Crimebuster (as Richard Galbrath)
Greg C. Jensen ... remote operator: Phil (as Gregg Jensen)
Whitey Krumm ... in charge of mechanical effects
Michael Lantieri ... remote operator: Phil (as Mike Lanteri)
Jack Manning ... remote operator: Catskil
Dayton Osmond ... remote operator: Phil
Kevin Pike ... remote operator: Phil
Jamie Shourt ... designer: Phil
John K. Stirber ... additional special effects (as John Stirber)
Robert Sturgis ... robot effects liaison (as Bob Sturgis)
Brian Bevis ... special effects crew (uncredited)
James Cummins ... concept art (uncredited)
Neil Dreiseszun ... special effects (uncredited)
Joe Goss ... special effects (uncredited)
Bill Lee ... special effects (uncredited)
Larry Stevens ... special effects (uncredited)
Bill Taylor ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Dennis Glouner ... matte photography
Henry Schoessler ... matte crew
Bill Taylor ... matte photography
Albert Whitlock ... special visual effects
Mark Whitlock ... matte crew
Max W. Anderson ... visual effects (uncredited)
David Merritt ... model maker (uncredited)

Stunts

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Buff Brady ... stunts
Kerrie Cullen ... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam ... stunts (as Greg Elam)
Diamond Farnsworth ... stunts (as Hill Farnsworth)
Lila Finn ... stunts
Thomas H. Friedkin ... stunts (as Tom Friedkin)
Julie Ann Johnson ... stunts
Wayne King ... stunts
Bill McIntosh ... stunts
Faith Minton ... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunt coordinator / stunts (as Conrad Palmisano)
Regis Parton ... stunts
Mary Peters ... stunts
Diane Peterson ... stunts
Debby Porter ... stunts
Ross Reynolds ... stunts
Fred Scheiwiller ... stunts
Greg Walker ... stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joseph Cosko Jr. ... second assistant camera
Leo Huntsman ... second grip
Bob Mundell ... best boy
Louis Niemeyer ... first assistant camera (as Louis A. Niemeyer)
Don Nygren ... gaffer
Joe Pender ... gaffer
Paul M. Pollard ... camera operator
Marcia Reed ... still photographer
Billy Simpson ... key grip
George Triandos ... dolly grip
Eric D. Andersen ... panaglide operator (uncredited)
Jamie Anderson ... panaglide assistant (uncredited)
John Bonfield ... electrician (uncredited)
Earl Couch ... grip (uncredited)
John Davis ... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Dennis DiCristina ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Willie J. Gray ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Michael J. Schwartz ... electrician (uncredited)
Lee Smith ... generator operator (uncredited)
Calvin Sterry ... key grip (uncredited)
Pat Thompson ... lamp operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Karl Brindle ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alex D'Alessio ... costume supervisor
Grace Kuhn ... costume supervisor
Lorry Richter ... costume supervisor
Theadora Van Runkle ... costumes: Miss Peter

Location Management

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Bruce Ehrlich ... location auditor

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Kenneth Hall ... music editor
Cassandra Helas ... assistant music editor
John Neal ... score mixer
Carol Oblath ... assistant music editor
Ed Shaughnessy ... musician: Catskil's drums
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator
Laurie Higgins Tobias ... assistant music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Don Owens ... transportation captain
Richard L. Dresser ... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Dan Loveless ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jack Carter ... additional material: Catskil
Kimberley Coy ... unit publicist
Mark Dumas ... animal trainer (as Marc Weiner)
Susan Goldberg ... production assistant
Susan Joy Harris ... secretary to Michael Phillips (as Susan J. Harris)
Paul Martia Sr. ... craft service
Michael Martinez ... craft service
Sandi Smolker ... secretary to Allan Arkush
Katherine Wooten ... script supervisor
Henny Youngman ... Catskil's jokes
Bruce Rand Berman ... production executive (uncredited)
Anne Culotta ... stand-in (uncredited)
Fugly the Klown ... creative consultant: on set (uncredited)
David LeBell ... stand-in (uncredited)
Steve Lund ... stand-in (uncredited)
Don Nelson ... projectionist (uncredited)
Ross Reynolds ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Meet a modern nuclear family unlike any other. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Amor electrónico (Peru)
  • Serce robota (Poland)
  • Ilk Heyecan (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Amor electrónico (Argentina)
  • Batidas de Coração (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 78 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $407,464, 21 Dec 1981

Did You Know?

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Trivia Because this movie was so poorly received at the box office, Andy Kaufman's "The Tony Clifton Story," a movie about the life and times of his alter-ego Tony Clifton, was scrapped by the movie studios. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Taps, Cinderella, Taxi Zum Klo, Heartbeeps (1981). See more »
Soundtracks THE BREAK See more »
Quotes Val: [looking at trees] These are douglas firs.
Aqua: That's very interesting.
Val: Thank you.
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