A computer-generated superhero and his human creator fight crime in the city.

Creator:

Glen A. Larson
Reviews

Episodes

Previous Episode


Monday, April 2, 1984

Seasons


Years



1  
1984   1983  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Manimal (1983)
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man who can change himself into any animal fights crime.

Stars: Simon MacCorkindale, Melody Anderson, Reni Santoni
Street Hawk (1985)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A desk bound cop secretly fights crime as the test pilot for a prototype combat motorcycle.

Stars: Rex Smith, Richard Venture, Joe Regalbuto
Blue Thunder (1984)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An advanced prototype police helicopter and their ground support crew battle crime.

Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak
Airwolf (TV Movie 1984)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A scientist who has created a super helicopter has defected to Libya and taken the machine with him. A secretive government agency hires an ex-Vietnam War pilot to go to Libya, steal the chopper and bring it back.

Director: Donald P. Bellisario
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord
Riptide (1984–1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The cases of a private investigations agency run by three Vietnam War veterans, armed with toughness, their own helicopter, and the third's technical ability.

Stars: Perry King, Joe Penny, Thom Bray
Airwolf (1984–1986)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.

Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine
Hardcastle and McCormick (1983–1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A retired judge and his last defendant follow up on cases that were dismissed due to technicalities.

Stars: Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joe Santos
Hewlogram (Video 2017)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A modern-day animator accidentally awakens a holographic superhero from 1983.

Director: Aharon Rabinowitz
Stars: David Hewlett, Aharon Rabinowitz, Chuck Wagner
Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of a virtually indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart
CHiPs (1977–1983)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine
The Fall Guy (1981–1986)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas
Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Desi Arnaz Jr. ...  Walter Nebicher 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Chuck Wagner ...  Automan 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Heather McNair Heather McNair ...  Roxanne Caldwell 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...  Capt. E. G. Boyd 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Robert Lansing ...  Lt. Jack Curtis 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Cursor Cursor ...  Himself 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Edit

Storyline

Walter Nebicher is the police department's resident computer expert, although his immediate superior gives no respect as to his contribution to the force. To fix that, he creates a special program that creates Automan, an artificially intelligent computer construct that looks real, sounds reals and, given enough power, can have an actual physical presence outside the computer that feels real. Together, Walter and Automan along with Cursor, a small floating droid that can create any object Automan needs, battle the criminal elements of the city. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Automan - Der Superdetektiv See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes) | (pilot episode)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cursor only made bleep and whistle sounds, yet Walter understood what it was saying. Similar to R2D2 and Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies. See more »

Crazy Credits

And "Cursor" as Himself See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: The House of the Devil (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Automan to the rescue.
3 May 2007 | by BlackaceSee all my reviews

For some odd reason, I actually liked this show. I was only 16yr when it aired, but I loved the special effects. This show really seems like something Disney would make. It was a little bit of Tron with low-budget comedy crime fighter thrown in. The two things I remember the most is the title song and the auto-car. The song had a catchy tune that I still hum now and then. The car would get created by "Cursor", Automan's sidekick and it was very cool how it was done. Cursor would start drawing the lines of the car and then pick up speed as he drew the rest. It would make some electrical sound while Cursor drew it. Like Automan, the car was a glowing neon light blue. When automan drove it, it steered like the motorcycles in TRON. It would make sharp turns left or right and Desi Jr's character would get slammed against the door window. The show was just fun to watch back then. The main thing that killed it was the writing. The villains weren't anything special and each story really didn't draw you in and make you want to come back. The comedy aspect of the show was decent. It also was expensive to make each episode and because it didn't draw a big audience, they really didn't make much money off of it. I still would love to see this on DVD just for nostalgic purposes.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed