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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Colonel Jim McQuade
... Dr. Eve Simmons / Eve VIII
... General Curtis
... Bill Schneider
... Peter Arnold
... Steve the Robot
Nelson Mashita ... Scientist / Waiter
Alan Haufrect ... Dr. Heller
... Dawn Perlin
Norman Merrill ... First Scientist
... Young Man on Train (as Craig Oldfather)
... Skaaren
... Bank Robber #1
... Bank Robber #2
... 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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18 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A pusztítás hírnöke  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,451,119
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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

Colonel Jim McQuade: What da' ya' mean she's activated?!
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Referenced in Entertainment Tonight: Episode dated 23 January 1991 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Ultimately Rather Disappointing
17 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Eve (Renée Soutendijk) is a military robot made to look exactly like her creator (also Soutendijk). When she is damaged during a bank robbery, the robot begins to use more of the memories she has been programmed with by her creator, the dark, angry ones.

Vincent Canby called the film "an undistinguished, barely functional action-melodrama." While a bit harsh, I would say he is hardly wrong. For what could be a fun film -- the military and police are tracking down a killer robot -- it is largely rather pointless and the plot turns do not always make sense to the viewer.

Apparently in the Netherlands, Soutendijk is a sex symbol. And you can see they tried to work with that here, as guys are compelled to come on to her. I hate to be critical of someone's appearance, but if you are supposed to have a "sexy" robot, you might want someone who looks at least average...


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