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A group of strange beings at a master computer control room use their equipment to kill people by remote control.


Andy Anderson


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John S. Davies ... Rex Hobson, Ph.D.
Lauren Lane ... Amy Witherspoon (as Laura Lane)
Matthew Sacks Matthew Sacks ... Boley
Michael Hendrix Michael Hendrix ... Bobby Witherspoon / Xardon
Janet Six Janet Six ... Theresa Brown / Manborn
Arnie Strand Arnie Strand ... Sidney Greenleaf / Limpius
Laurie Allison Laurie Allison ... Elizabeth Piper / Evetron
Kellie Lawson Kellie Lawson ... Evetron
John Williamson John Williamson ... George Bottomly / Orion
Dan Foster Dan Foster ... Randolph Carter / Modem
David Blood ... Nuclear Policeman / Computer Student
Betty Burkhart Betty Burkhart ... Futrista
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Punk 1
Chris Jenkins Chris Jenkins ... Punk 2
Roggie Cale Roggie Cale ... Punk 3


On a quiet college campus, professor Hobson learns from the dean that a secret society based around hacking has been causing some trouble. Before Hobson can do much investingating, however, he learns that Bobby, one of his star students (and also an active hacker) has been killed. Although Hobson discovers that there really is a secret hacking society that has turned itself into a vigilante gang, he now has the more pressing task of proving to the police that he didn't kill Bobby himself. Will he be able to get to the bottom of this mystery before he gets thrown in jail? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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It's not just another fantasy game. These players are serious... dead serious


Sci-Fi | Comedy | Horror


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11 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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Arlington, Texas, USA

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Should be retitled to "Domo Origato, Mr. Roboto, the movie"
5 April 1999 | by British-2See all my reviews

This film is so bad it's good. It's dripping with '80s nostalgia complete with Doctor Who-era costumes. If you ever remembered the cheesy voice from the robot in "Mr. Roboto" by Styx, you'll be quickly reminded of it throughout this film. . This is definite computer geek fare, all in 1984! You can tell they were running short on ideas for keeping the plot together, which includes, but is not limited to a car chase with a Studebaker and getting caught with your clothes off. oh, and don't forget that cheesy investigator! A weird and stupid movie all around. This would be good to watch at a Quake party with or without Joel's robot buddies after several beers.

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