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Not Quite Human (1987)

Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his ... See full summary »


Steven Hilliard Stern (as Steven H. Stern)


Alan Ormsby, Seth McEvoy (based on characters from the book series by)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Underwood ... Chip Carson
Alan Thicke ... Dr. Jonas Carson
Robyn Lively ... Becky Carson
Joseph Bologna ... Gordon Vogel
Robert Harper ... J.J. Derks
Brian Cole ... Jake Blocker
Brandon Douglas ... Scott Barnes
Lili Haydn ... Jenny Beckerman
Sasha Mitchell ... Bryan Skelly
Greg Monaghan Greg Monaghan ... Coach Duckworth
Lonny Price ... Mr. Sturges
Carey Scott ... Paul Fairgate
Kristy Swanson ... Eron Jeffries
Bob G. Anthony Bob G. Anthony ... Mr. Burley (as Bob Anthony)
Gene Blakely Gene Blakely ... Principal Gutman


Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his former employer decides to try and make a profit by stealing the mechanical boy. Written by B.H. Yasuda <b_yasuda@hotmail.com>

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Family | Sci-Fi | Comedy


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Chip is described as having a high-resolution, multi-flexible plastic coating that feels a lot like flesh. In real life, a variety of flesh like plastics and silicone resins exist, under trade names such as Cyber Skin, UR3, Fanta Flesh and others. These plastics are what allow life sized dolls to create and maintain the fantasy of a real life partner. See more »


Vogel: You know what this means? We're gonna be rich! We'll have more money than some small countries. The military will beg my forgiveness and why shouldn't they? I'll sell them a whole army of killer androids. They'll shower me with medals!
Derks: I could have my own lab. I could invent again.
Vogel: You'll have ten new labs!
Derks: What about Carson?
Vogel: What about him?
Derks: We don't know where he is.
Vogel: We'll find him.
Derks: Yeah, but he'll never give us the patent, he doesn't like us.
Vogel: Well, we'll just take the android, go to Washington and ...
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Followed by Not Quite Human II (1989) See more »


Money Tree
Written by Randy Thompson
Performed by Major Figures
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If memory serves true, AMAZING
5 June 2006 | by tobinpolk_isSee all my reviews

Nothing better than an android boasting 80's technology and a coming-of-age storyline to pull your thoughts from the depths of your mind front and center to be taken captive by a beautifully lovable cast. Growing up in the 80's gave me the priceless opportunity to see re- runs of "not quite human" on many special occasions. Considering the fact that my parents were never present during the viewings, I would guess that I would most likely not enjoy it near as much as I did as a child. So perhaps this is a film to dig out of your VHS collection and hand to your kids, it can be found on the same tape as "The apple dumpling gang" and an episode of "tour of duty," that is if you recorded in LP mode of course.

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19 June 1987 (USA) See more »

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