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Eve of Destruction (1991)

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A terrorist hunter is hired by a scientist to deactivate her android double, a walking, talking, murderous nuclear bomb which has gone amok in the big city and is about to explode.

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Duncan Gibbins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Hines ... Colonel Jim McQuade
Renée Soutendijk ... Dr. Eve Simmons / Eve VIII
Michael Greene ... General Curtis
Kurt Fuller ... Bill Schneider
John M. Jackson ... Peter Arnold
Loren Haynes ... Steve the Robot
Nelson Mashita Nelson Mashita ... Scientist / Waiter
Alan Haufrect Alan Haufrect ... Dr. Heller
Maryedith Burrell ... Dawn Perlin
Norman Merrill Norman Merrill ... First Scientist
Craig Hensley ... Young Man on Train (as Craig Oldfather)
Greg Collins ... Skaaren
Eddie Matthews ... Bank Robber #1
Tom Morga ... Bank Robber #2
Tim Russ ... Carter
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Storyline

Eve is a robot, modelled on "her" creator. Eve's armoury includes a nuclear bomb, which for unexplained reasons is on-board during Eve's testing. When things go wrong during the tests, Eve is lost in the big city. Enter the rescue team, which includes the real (human) Eve. They must find and disarm her before she goes "bang". Eve is programmed to protect herself at all costs, so when she runs into a problem, she resorts to her super strength; hence the destruction. Written by Rob Hartill

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Its creator made it in her own image. The military made it deadly. Now only one man can stop her. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A pusztítás hírnöke See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,451,119
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Richard Collier (I)''s last film. See more »

Goofs

When Eve hits the rear end of the black BMW on the highway, the driver is shown being thrown forward towards the steering wheel. When a car is struck from behind, a body in the car is forced backwards, not forwards, as the vehicle is actually accelerating. This happens every time she hits the car. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Eve Simmons: [as Eve VIII] I'm very sensitive.
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Dog (1991) See more »

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GOT TO HAVE IT
Written and Performed by Pat Schunk and Tom Kramer
Published by Cue Gardens Music, Schunk Songs and Inappropriate Music (ASCAP)
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A good sci-fi B Movie
25 May 2011 | by perkypopsSee all my reviews

The premise of this film is how robots, complete with comprehensive copies of human minds and with immense strength, power and armament, may deal with the darker parts of their copied brain. Renée Soutendijk gets to play both the human creator, Dr Eve, and her robot copy named Eve VIII, and pretty juicy parts they are to play too, poles apart, and every good actors dream role. And a pretty good job she does too, never too overplayed, never too crude, just subtle.

When Eve VIII escapes and appears to go on to blood letting of extreme proportions we are treated to some insight into the darker parts of Dr Eve's mind, at first to titillate and then to hunt the errant robot down. And it is not badly done either. Okay some of the dialogue may be a little comical or flawed at times, but the underlying tale is always watchable and that is what films are supposed to be. Tension is ratcheted up nicely throughout, and the ending is almost as good as one would expect from this kind of B movie genre. It certainly puts to shame many much more hyped up pieces of the sci-fi genre around on the circuits these days.

Worth a watch and six out of ten.


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