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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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They gave her looks. Brains. Nuclear capabilities. Everything but an "off" switch. 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

There is a scene that shows the two main characters as passengers in an SR-71 Blackbird reconnaisence jet. The plane is equipped with only two seats - the pilot and the navigator. There is no space at all for passengers. See more »

Goofs

When Eve hits the black BMW in the rear end on the highway, the steering wheel airbag deploys. This cannot occur, as the sensors for that air bag are in or behind the front bumper. Since being struck in the rear end makes a body move backwards, forcing them towards the seat, the deployment of a steering wheel airbag would be pointless, and would render it useless if the vehicle was then pushed into something in front of it. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Eve Simmons: [as Eve VIII] I'm very sensitive.
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Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

SECOND WIND
Written by Pat Schunk and Tom Kramer
Performed by Lisa Kramer
Published by Cue Gardens Music, Schunk Songs and Inappropriate Music (ASCAP)
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A time bomb waiting to happen!

Averting threats are a common way to keep peace in check, but when it comes to a robot with a built-in bomb, there's going to be trouble. For Col. Jim McQuade(Gregory Hines), he's the man. The robot Eve VIII(Renee Soutendjik) has the memories of her creator(also played by her). However, she has the worst temper out of any woman you would cross. When she was with those rowdy guys. There was a bit of humor when she bit one of them on the "love gun". Rule number one, never reveal yourself to a lady robot. You just might get it! I know he won't be having sex for a while, OUCH! It was more painful to watch when she broke the other guy's arm. She was like that when she was going on the brink. She was much more dangerous when she started ticking. The only Achilles' heel on her were her eyes. And Jim had the laser sighted gun to use against her. The subway scene is one I'll never forget. Confronting EVE VIII, seeing the laser sight before her, and the subway train heading towards McQuade. The trains were computer-controlled and Jim's quick thinking always seems to be on his side. This movie has the action, yet it was very subtle. Very watchable though. 2.5 out of 5 stars


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