6.0/10
11,937
148 user 143 critic

Hardware (1990)

Trailer
1:32 | Trailer
The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Director:

Richard Stanley

Writers:

Steve MacManus (story "SHOK!"), Kevin O'Neill (story "SHOK!") | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
2,799 ( 4,038)
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Dust Devil (1992)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.

Director: Richard Stanley
Stars: Robert John Burke, Chelsea Field, Zakes Mokae
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Down a seedy city street in her neighborhood, young Enola Penny is obsessed with what appears to be a long abandoned theatre. One night, she sees that the front door is slightly ajar and ... See full summary »

Directors: Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Udo Kier, Virginia Newcomb, Amanda Marquardt
Brave (1994)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A runaway girl is interviewed by a psychiatrist after a suicide attempt and her story is shown in subsequent flashbacks, accompanied by the music of Marillion's concept album 'Brave'.

Director: Richard Stanley
Stars: Josie Ayers, Russell Copley, Raymond Sawyer
Documentary | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Hidden deep in the south of France, practically untouched by the modern age, is a place known by many as 'the Zone'. In this space, the supernatural is an everyday reality of life. Magic is... See full summary »

Director: Richard Stanley
Stars: Richard Stanley, Scarlett Amaris
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

2037. Rugged soldier Max and weary sculptress Nicky try to sustain a relationship in a bleak totalitarian future plagued by war, nuclear fall-out, and overpopulation. Flashbacks show Max ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Stanley
Stars: Charles Helps, Nicola Kench, Anton Beebe
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

Director: David Gregory
Stars: Richard Stanley, Kier-La Janisse, Michael Gingold
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Voodoo in modern-day Haiti.

Director: Richard Stanley
Documentary | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of SS officer Otto Rahn and his search for the Holy Grail.

Director: Richard Stanley
Stars: Heinrich Himmler, Paul A. Ladame, Hans-Jürgen Lange
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley
Stars: David Thewlis, Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A disillusioned modern man is haunted by memories of a previous life as a primitive caveman who lived in a hostile past world. The caveman walks across a harsh landscape, hunts animals for ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Stanley
Stars: Roderick Harrison, Richard Stanley
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Directors: Mitch Jenkins, Richard Stanley, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Fields of the Nephilim, Carl McCoy, Tony Pettitt
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Developed as an extension of the much acclaimed original German project, Europe - 99euro-films 2 pays tribute to film as an international medium. Nine directors contribute their very own ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Baillargeat, Nacho Cerdà, and 7 more credits »
Stars: Choukri Gabteni, Léa Bosco, Irek Koziol
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl McCoy ... Nomad
Iggy Pop ... Angry Bob
Dylan McDermott ... Moses Baxter
John Lynch ... Shades
Mark Northover ... Alvy
Stacey Travis ... Jill
Paul McKenzie Paul McKenzie ... Vernon
Lemmy ... Taxi Driver
William Hootkins ... Lincoln Wineberg Jr.
Mac McDonald ... Newscaster
Chris McHallem Chris McHallem ... Premier Boelgaxof
Barbara Yu Ling Barbara Yu Ling ... Chinese Mother
Oscar James Oscar James ... Chief
Arnold Lee Arnold Lee ... Chinese Family
Susie Savage Susie Savage ... Chinese Family (as Susie Ng)
Edit

Storyline

In the future, a nuclear war has transformed the Earth into a radioactive wasteland where the sea has dried up leaving it as a post-apocalyptic desert. In the desert, A desert scavenger named Nomad discovers a robotic head, arriving in New York City, A space marine named Moses Baxter buys the robotic head from Nomad as a Christmas present for his girlfriend Jill Grakowski, who decides to use it for one of her sculptures. But all hell starts breaking loose, when the robotic head is activated and begins to rebuilt itself. When Alvy, a junkyard dealer discover the robotic head is a Mark 13, a military cyborg of a project that was abandoned. Moses learns Jill's life is in danger, as the Mark 13 cyborg goes on a violent rampage in Jill's apartment as Jill has become the the prime target for extermination. Written by Daniel Williamson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You Can't Stop Progress See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Severin Films

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

M.A.R.K. 13 See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,381,285, 16 September 1990

Gross USA:

$5,728,953

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,728,953
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Stanley originally wanted Bill Paxton as Mo and Jeffrey Combs as Shades. Paxton was enthusiastic about the script, but Miramax and Palace Pictures did not know anything about him, so they didn't contact his agent, and Paxton signed on for Navy Seals (1990) instead. Combs couldn't be cast because British union rules allowed them to hire only two Americans. See more »

Goofs

When the droid rebuilds itself, it picks up a circular saw. When it uses that circular saw as a weapon later, it is completely different design, with an all different cutting disk. See more »

Quotes

Chief: Machines don't understand sacrifice - neither do morons.
See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was heavily cut to receive an M rating for its Australian theatrical run. The cuts were later restored for the R rated video release. See more »


Soundtracks

Ace of Spades
Written by Lemmy (as Ian Kilmister), Fast Eddie Clarke (as Edward Clarke) and Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor (as Philip Taylor)
Performed by Motörhead
Published by Motor Music Ltd. (Leosong) c/o Filmtrax Music Publishing
Licenced courtesy of Castle Communications Plc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
This movie is not as bad as it sounds
21 March 2000 | by eraceheaddSee all my reviews

This is a very cool little sci-fi flick. OK, it's no Aliens, but it has a lot of really interesting things happening. First off it has a slick look, filmed very well by first time director/writer Richard Stanley, a lot of strobes and brilliant colour give it a perfect setting for the `robot goes crazy' plot. I also liked the post-apocalyptic landscape, which I think worked well along with Iggy Pop's narration as `Angry Bob'. It takes a little while to build, but the ending packs a decent punch, along with just enough gratuitous violence to keep me happy. There are also plenty of religious references and imagery to look for, all centering around the `MARK 13 Cyborg.' So, if you like sci-fi, I think you should give this movie a try, it's a pretty cool ride with some very cool imagery.


43 of 55 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 148 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed