Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts ...
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In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.
While doing a story on the intrusion of surreptitious surveillance in peoples' private lives, a television reporter rents some surveillance equipment to get a feel for what it's like to spy... See full summary »
James A. Watson Jr.
Hoping to cure his violent seizures, a man agrees to a series of experimental microcomputers inserted into his brain but inadvertently discovers that violence now triggers a pleasurable response his brain.
Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and starts investigating. What he uncovers are the mysterious - and perhaps murderous - activities of a high-tech computer company called Digital Matrix.Written by
The first ever film to create 3D shading with a computer that produced the first ever CGI human character was the model Cindy (Susan Dey). This movie achieved this feat before Disney's more famous TRON (1982) hit the screens. The Web site Filmsite said of Cindy: "Her digitization was visualized by a computer-generated simulation of her body being scanned--notably the first use of shaded 3D CGI in a feature film. Polygonal models obtained by digitizing a human body were used to render the effects." See more »
Lieutenant Masters arrives on the scene where the model has fallen from the balcony. His car's tires squeal to a halt, yet we see that his car pulls to a normal stop. See more »
Television can control public opinion more effectively than armies of secret police, because television is entirely voluntary. The American government forces our children to attend school, but nobody forces them to watch T.V. Americans of all ages *submit* to television. Television is the American ideal. Persuasion without coercion. Nobody makes us watch. Who could have predicted that a *free* people would voluntarily spend one fifth of their lives sitting in front of a *box* with pictures? ...
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The broadcast television version contains additional footage, including a scene where Reston (James Coburn) explains to Dr. Roberts (Albert Finney and Cindy ('Susan Dey') why Digital Matrix had the "perfect" models killed. See more »
Susan Dey is Cindy Fairmont, a patient of plastic surgeon Dr. Roberts (Albert Finney), who might be the next one targeted for murder after his previous patients have been killed for apparently being too pretty. Roberts is about to uncover a huge sprawling conspiracy involving high-tech research company, Digital Matrix.
A somewhat prophetic little film that again has author Crichton mining his massive mistrust of technological advancements. Much of the movie is absolutely married to the '80s but there are certain elements of the film that are very much still relevant to today. I liked the film on the whole, but it does drag on in places. Furthermore I kind of wished that it would have been as scathing to the superficiality of the cosmetic surgery business as it was technology, but that's a more personal gripe.
Eye Candy: Terri Welles gets topless; Susan Day goes fully nude
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