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

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Nomad
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Angry Bob
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Moses Baxter
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Shades
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Alvy
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Jill
Paul McKenzie ...
Vernon
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Taxi Driver
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Lincoln Wineberg Jr.
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Newscaster
Chris McHallem ...
Premier Boelgaxof
Barbara Yu Ling ...
Chinese Mother
Oscar James ...
Chief
Arnold Lee ...
Chinese Family
Susie Savage ...
Chinese Family (as Susie Ng)
Fred Leeown ...
Chinese Family
Mimi Cheung ...
Chinese Family
Sebastian Chee ...
Chinese Family
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcus Powell ...
Market Dweller (uncredited)
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Alvy (uncredited) (voice)
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Talking Elevator (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Richard Stanley

Written by

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Steve MacManus ... (story "SHOK!") and
Kevin O'Neill ... (story "SHOK!")
 
Richard Stanley ... (written by)
 
Michael Fallon ... (additional dialogue)

Produced by

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Ray Corbett ... associate producer
Elizabeth Karlsen ... supervising producer
Nik Powell ... executive producer
JoAnne Sellar ... producer
Paul Trijbits ... producer
Bob Weinstein ... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... executive producer
Stephen Woolley ... executive producer
Trix Worrell ... executive producer

Music by

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Simon Boswell

Cinematography by

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Steven Chivers

Film Editing by

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Derek Trigg

Editorial Department

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Wendy Edgar-Jones ... second assistant editor (as Wendy Edgar)
Edward Marnier ... assembly editor
Gabrielle McNamara ... post-production trainee

Casting By

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Karen Lindsay-Stewart

Production Design by

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Joseph Bennett

Art Direction by

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Max Gottlieb

Set Decoration by

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Addi Cohen-Ziv ... (as Addi Cohen-Zif)

Costume Design by

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Michael Baldwin

Makeup Department

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Lisa Boni ... hair stylist / makeup artist: Stacey Travis
Kirstin Chalmers ... make-up & hair designer
John Cormican ... special makeup designer (as Little John)
Shaune Harrison ... special makeup effects artist
Bob Keen ... makeup effects consultant
Tracey Lee ... makeup artist
William Petty ... makeup effects designer
John Schoonraad ... makeup effects mold designer

Production Management

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Elizabeth Carlsen ... production supervisor
Stephen Earnhart ... post-production supervisor (as Steve Earnhart)
John Gavin ... post-production supervisor
Anne Greenhalgh ... post-production supervisor: Miramax Films
Peter Holt ... post-production supervisor
Peter Spencer ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ray Corbett ... first assistant director
Clem Nice ... assistant director: second unit
Lloyd Stanton ... third assistant director
Roger Thorpe ... second unit director
Patrick Tidy ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Sarah Blunt ... property buyer
Michael Carlin ... construction manager
Chris Consall ... constructor
Christopher Cowsill ... carpenter
Matthew Davies ... constructor
Daz Edwards ... art department runner
Annie Gregson ... stand-by props
Barbara Herman-Skelding ... set dresser
Michael Houseman ... construction manager
Graham Humphreys ... conceptual designer / storyboard artist
Trudie McCallum ... assistant art director
Leon McCarthy ... art department assistant
Robert McFarlane ... graphic designer
Antoine Robert ... constructor
Peter Smith ... sculptor
Becky Tanner ... painter
Adrian Thatcher ... assistant art director
James Wadeson ... property master
Martin Weiss ... plasterer

Sound Department

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Ronald Bailey ... second sound recordist (as Ron Bailey) / sound mixer
Michelle Baughi ... boom swinger
Mike Dowson ... sound mixer
Kate Hopkins ... sound effects designer
James Mather ... dialogue editor
Jonathan Miller ... sound effects designer
Tim Owens ... adr editor
Brian Saunders ... sound mixer
Joanne Stephens ... boom swinger
Mark Stevens ... special sound effects engineer
Marin Walker ... footsteps editor

Special Effects by

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Paul Catling ... second unit special effects director / special robotics designer
Neal Champion ... floor special effects (as Neil Champion)
Chris Cunningham ... special robots technician
Jim Francis ... floor special effects
Mathew Horton ... floor special effects (as Matt Horton)
Barney Jeffrey ... special effects coordinator
Paul Jones ... special robotics technician
Dave Keen ... special robotics chief engineer (as David Keen)
Grant Mason ... special robotics technician
Stephen Norrington ... special robotics technician (as Steve Norrington)
Steve Patton ... floor special effects (as Steve Paton)
Bill Pearson ... floor special effects
Paul Spateri ... special robotics technician
Andrew Stone ... droid suit operator
Peter Stone ... droid suit operator
Jon Tucker-Bull ... special robotics assistant (as John Tucker-Bull)

Visual Effects by

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Steven Begg ... matte artist (as Steven Beggs)
Robert Courtney ... model supervision stand-by carpenter
Neil Culley ... matte photography
Evan Davies ... computer graphics animation programmer
Alan Marques ... computer graphics consultant
James Pritch ... additional model maker

Stunts

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Tim Condren ... stunt arranger (as Tim Condron)
Sarah Franzl ... stunt double: Stacey Travis

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alan Beechy ... rigger
Bob Brock ... electrician (as Rob Brock)
Gerry Floyd ... additional photographer: second unit
Kenny Ingram ... rigger
David Lee ... gaffer
Hudd Levien ... assistant camera: second unit
Tim Maurice-Jones ... camera operator
Rick Morgan ... rigger
Paul Nash ... focus puller (as Paul Grech-Ellul)
John O'Donnell ... video operator
John Parker-Rees ... assistant camera
Rob Pye ... electrician
Donul Rodan ... video operator
Andy Shuttleworth ... Steadicam operator
Kate Stark ... clapper loader
Rob Stewart ... electrician
Rob Stewart ... lighting technician
Karl Watkins ... lighting camera operator: second unit
Jay Williams ... grip
John Williams ... electrician
Clive Wise ... rigger

Casting Department

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Betsy Fels ... casting: USA
Cynthia Lole ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Chris Loizou ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Dom Shaw ... location manager

Music Department

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Ian Hierons ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Gillon Jacoby ... driver
Richard Mason ... driver

Other crew

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Lesley Broderick ... production accountant (as Leslie Broderick)
Maggie Choyce ... script supervisor
Francesca Cicci ... production secretary
Robin Coe ... floor runner
Polly du Plessis ... assistant to producer (as Polly Beaumont)
Michael Garland ... post-production accountant
David Golden ... floor runner
Mark Lucas ... production runner
Katy McGuiness ... legal advisor
Gerald McMorrow ... floor runner
Anthony Morland ... production runner
Bo Shaw ... production assistant
Andrew Stone ... operator

Thanks

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Nicky Bell ... special thanks
Immo Horn ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines It activates it exhilarates... it exterminates See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Genetic Warrior (France)
  • Hardware, programado para matar (Spain)
  • Rãzboi în viitor (Romania)
  • M.A.R.K. 13 - Hardware (West Germany)
  • Железо (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $5,100,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia "Shok", the short story from the British magazine "2000AD" that the film is based on, was about Mike, a Strato-Bat Pilot, who buys the head of a Shok trooper robot as a gift for his artist girlfriend Lyn who then uses it for her metalwork. The Shok trooper robot reactivates and goes on a rampage in Lyn's apartment. 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Brave (1994). See more »
Soundtracks The Order of Death See more »
Quotes Angry Bob: [on radio] Kill! Kill! Kill! Today's death count is 578.
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