Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline, an attractive neighbour.Written by
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Phil Oakey of the Human League admitted in an interview that he put a joke in the song "Together in Electric Dreams" that no one ever got. The line "Although you're miles and miles away" was word play on the lead character's name. See more »
Miles and Edgar both quote the wrong release dates to each other for the respective Sleeping Beauty and Cinderalla movies they are referencing. See more »
[with a progressively more frowning face]
I *want* to *meet* her! Moles?
[Miles, brushing his teeth, rolls his eyes]
[sending a power surge through the electric toothbrush]
Moles, I want to meet her!
[in pain and surprise]
[turns off the toothbrush]
Oh, that is really sick!
[yanks the computer control module off the toothbrush cord and throws it under Edgar's desk]
From now on stay out of this room!
[Miles slams the bathroom door]
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When released on DVD in region 2, distributed by Hollywood Classics on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC and made available to the UK exclusively by Second Sight Films, the opening card was again the MGM lion, with URL added, but omitting the a capella opening lyrics entirely. The opening text starts at "A VIRGIN PICTURES PRODUCTION". See more »
If you consider yourself an 80's film buff, do not miss this
If you really LIVED the 1980's, "Electric Dreams" will probably bring back endless memories for you. For everyone else, this little bit of film magic is a quintessential period piece from the decade of decadence. It's worth seeing for anyone who appreciates movies that perfectly represent the time in which they were made (a la "Saturday Night Fever" to the late 70's, or "Singles" to the early 90's) San Francisco residents take note of the special cameos from old KJY DJs at the end of the film. The soundtrack is just as poppy and fun as the movie, including rare new wave gems from Culture Club, Human League, Jeff Lynne, Heaven 17 and more. The "dream sequence" in the middle of the film is still suprisingly moving to me. In spite of the hokey plot and computer animation that is downright archaic by todays standards, they don't really make em like this anymore. Catch it while you can.
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