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Circuitry Man (1990)

In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the... See full summary »

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Steven Lovy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Metzler ... Danner
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Lori
Lu Leonard Lu Leonard ... Juice
Vernon Wells ... Plughead
Barbara Alyn Woods ... Yoyo
Dennis Christopher ... Leech
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Bottomley Steven Bottomley ... Bartender
Barney Burman ... Cheater
Andy Goldberg Andy Goldberg ... Squid
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Jugs
Amy Hill ... Bartender (Oxy Hill)
Deborah Holland Deborah Holland ... Singer
Steve Hunter Steve Hunter ... Medic Attendant
Darren A. Lott Darren A. Lott ... Jackee
Karen Maruyama ... Biker Bandit
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Storyline

In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the brain. Lori, a female body guard steals a case of such chips and flees underground Los Angeles with Danner, a pleasure android so that they can smuggle the chips to New York. In pursuit is Plughead, a dangerous criminal so named because of the many sockets and ports which decorate his scalp so that he can test and use the chips that he is after. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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The final frontier is not outer space. It is the human mind. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1990 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Circulatory Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Based on a student film that director Steven Lovy made while attending UCLA. See more »

Goofs

Shortly after Plughead is shot, he speaks to Danner, but his lips do not move. See more »

Crazy Credits

The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarities to actual persons, living, dead or synthetic, or to actual events or firms are purely coincidental. See more »

Connections

Followed by Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994) See more »

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A Hollow Feel To It
27 February 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

After an environmental holocaust, all of the surviving humans have moved underground. With no new frontiers to explore they choose to expand their minds to the extent that one of the most important luxuries to be acquired is a pleasure microchip. "Lori" (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson) is a bodyguard living under Los Angeles who has been pressed into service to protect a smuggler by the name of "Juice" (Lu Leonard). As it so happens, Juice has a briefcase full of microchips she wants to exchange for money to a criminal by the name of "Plughead" (Vernon Wells). Things go wrong during the exchange and Lori winds up with the briefcase and attempts to flee to the underground city of New York with Plughead in hot pursuit. Accompanying her is a pleasure android by the name of "Danner" (Jim Metzler) who agrees to help get her to her destination. The rest of the film involves the chase and the troubles Danner and Lori encounter along the way. Now, although this wasn't necessarily a bad move, I found the wardrobes and some of the characters a bit too far-fetched for my taste and the acting was second-rate as well. That said, in my opinion the only two people I thought contributed anything of interest to this film was Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (who was attractive) and the character of Plughead. Other than that everything seemed to have a hollow feel to it. Others may disagree but overall I found the film slightly below average.


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