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Android (1982)

PG | | Sci-Fi | 25 March 1983 (Spain)
A strange doctor secretly experiments with androids on his space station. His assistant is Max, a curious android who wants to see the world and meet a girl. Criminals hide on their station and soon violence erupts.

Director:

Aaron Lipstadt

Writers:

James Reigle, Don Keith Opper (as Don Opper) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Klaus Kinski ... Dr. Daniel
Don Keith Opper ... Max 404 (as Max 404)
Brie Howard ... Maggie
Norbert Weisser ... Keller
Crofton Hardester ... Mendes
Kendra Kirchner ... Cassandra
Gary Corarito Gary Corarito ... Terrapol: Neptune
Mary Ann Fisher Mary Ann Fisher ... Terrapol: Neptune
Darrell Larson ... Terrapol: Neptune
Ian Scheibel Ian Scheibel ... Terrapol: Neptune
Wayne Springfield Wayne Springfield ... Terrapol: Minos
Julia Gibson Julia Gibson ... Terrapol: Minos
Randy Connor Randy Connor ... Terrapol: Landing Party
Roger Kelton Roger Kelton ... Terrapol: Landing Party
Rachel Talalay ... Terrapol: Landing Party
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Storyline

Eccentric scientist Dr.Daniel and his shy, clumsy assistant Max, lead a quiet life on their space station where they carry out illegal research into androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives from justice, one of whom is female. Dr.Daniel and Max are both interested in her, but one of them has rather more sinister intentions than just romance. At first, they all get along, but when one of the criminals becomes psychotic, violence erupts. Meanwhile, the space police is on their trail. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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On a remote space laboratory, Android Model MAX 404 has learnt how to live...and learnt how to kill! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The pneumatic air-hiss of the doors opening and closing was created by the sound effects editor, who aimed a can of compressed air into a five-gallon plastic water jug. He would pull the tube of the air nozzle out of the jug while pressing the button, which produced the doors' sound. See more »

Goofs

In the 4:3 screen version at 11 minutes, the boom mic is visible above Max's head when he greets Maggie, Keller and Mendes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Max is listening to Huey Lewis while playing with miniature robots and watching a screen showing the very basics of humans kissing and making love]
Dr. Daniel: [over the intercom] Max.
[Max switches from the video to the scanners]
Dr. Daniel: Max?
Max 404: Yes, Dr. Daniel?
Dr. Daniel: Max, what is that noise?
[Max turns off the music]
Max 404: I was doing some research, Sir.
Dr. Daniel: On what?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The android Max 404 is listed as being played by "HIMSELF". See more »

Connections

Referenced in The 'Alien' Saga (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World
Written by James Brown and Betty Newsome
Performed by James Brown
Polydor Records/Chappel Music
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Interesting little SF
9 September 2011 | by swedzinSee all my reviews

At extremely low budget, this film surprised me pretty enough.

I mean, you got an scientific space station, inside we got an archetype of mad scientist (Kinski), well to call Kinski a mad scientist is somewhat a compliment... Because he was a real genius actor, a mad actor, heavy for corporation. OK, mad scientist and his own creation Max 404.

The story gives you that... Well deja vu. An android with emotions. Honestly... An android with emotions works better than android who kills stupid teenagers. And there are no stupid teenagers here.

Circumstances brought a three people gang on a station, with them is a lovely young woman Maggie (Brie Howard), and because of her Max started to develop emotions - Love! (Max has a room with a big information computer available to him, to learn. That was the most coolest thing in the film. You can easily say that Max is using a computer like we use internet today. Google for instance, to get information). Now, you just need to watch the film to see what will happen with Maggie and Max..

Actors did a great job, especially Kinski and Don Keith Opper (Max), it is also good to see young Norbert Weisser in the film. The plot gives you a specific humor and to say that Max is actually one of the most lively, human like nature android ever to appear on screen on the beginning of the 80s. Well, like I said... Low budget... But the story and character are compensating the budget. Watch this film and enjoy it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1983 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Android See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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