A retired Agent from an Intelligence Agency is contacted by the Agency in order to stop an ultra-secret robot that is killing some government officials. That will be not an easy task, ...
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A retired Agent from an Intelligence Agency is contacted by the Agency in order to stop an ultra-secret robot that is killing some government officials. That will be not an easy task, because the robot looks human and it was specifically built to be an efficient killer, not to mention that it is almost invulnerable.Written by
Luis Carvacho <email@example.com>
In 2002, Brentwood Home Video distributed this movie in a DVD box-set of "10 Movies on Five Double-sided Discs!" " A THIN LINE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH!" was the title on the box-jacket cover. See more »
Although it was stated Golem needed a 220 volt outlet to recharge, he is seen connecting to a 120 volt duplex outlet in the hotel room. Only when he disconnects, the close up shows him disconnecting from a 220 volt type outlet. See more »
Robert Conrad is called out of retirement by screenwriters who saw at least the opening ten minutes of "Firefox" to stop a man-made killing machine named Robert Golem and played by character actor Richard Young. He's good. Aiding Conrad in his mission are a fetching lady cybernetics expert who helped devise Mr. Golem and several gleefully corrupt CIA agents who excel in not comprehending Golem's one purpose to exist, which is to kill people. Referring to the film as a "Made for TV Terminator" is about right, with the premise of a scientist who programs a hit-list of everyone he can't stand prior to offing himself not outside the realm of possibility even if the robot currently is.
He's some robot too, the tall dark handsome type, which makes sense. Why craft an ugly android who can't function socially? and if you ask me he is the most interesting character in the movie. Standout scenes include a one-night stand with a Linda Hamilton lookalike, leaping from various buildings to land on his feet, straighten his tie and amble off into the night, and a bizarre scene where he hacks an ATM with a greasy haired street punk looking on. He gives the kid a mocking raised eyebrow before sauntering away with his cash, demonstrating that he was also programmed to have at least a vestigial sense of humor. I'd hit the bars with him.
Others may disagree but I find the movie to be an engaging passable timekiller, with some decent action scenes, a healthy body count and an interesting perspective on how unelected government officials often regard the elected ones as obstacles to their wishes to govern the way they'd prefer. Gives one reason to pause in the Pandemic Age about whose line to believe, with scientists or physicians serving as pawns for those who are determined to play by their own rules. Conrad makes a decent lead, even getting the Girl in the end, with the robot's inevitable demise a marvelous laugh-out-loud moment for those who wonder how such things might take place. Easily found on YouTube or any number of bargain-bin DVD movie collections, which is where it likely belongs.
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