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Roujin Z (1991)

Rôjin Z (original title)
PG-13 | | Animation, Comedy, Drama | April 1996 (USA)
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A compassionate young nurse is determined to help an elderly invalid strapped to a revolutionary health care bed but there are unexpected consequences.

Director:

Hiroyuki Kitakubo

Writer:

Katsuhiro Ôtomo (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chisa Yokoyama ... Haruko (voice)
Toni Barry Toni Barry ... Haruko (1994) (voice)
Shinji Ogawa Shinji Ogawa ... Terada (voice)
Allan Wenger Allan Wenger ... Terada (1994) (voice)
Jana Carpenter Jana Carpenter ... Norie (1994) (voice)
Kôji Tsujitani Kôji Tsujitani ... Maeda (voice)
Adam Henderson ... Maeda (1994) (voice)
John Fitzgerald Jay John Fitzgerald Jay ... Hasegawa (1994) (voice)
Chie Satô Chie Satô ... Nobuko (voice) (as Chie Satou)
Ian Thompson Ian Thompson ... Takazawa (1994) (voice)
Barbara Barnes Barbara Barnes ... Nobuko (1994) (voice)
Sean Barrett Sean Barrett ... Ache (1994) (voice)
Blain Fairman Blain Fairman ... Ache (1994) (voice) (as Blair Fairman)
Nigel Anthony Nigel Anthony ... Ache (1994) (voice)
Nicolette McKenzie Nicolette McKenzie ... Haru / Nurse (1994) (voice)
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An old man is being treated specially by the Department of Health under the so-called Project Z, a special nursing bed with a 6th generation computer on board. When the pain and loneliness of the old man reaches his ex-private nurse, she decides to rescue him from the government's experiment. Thus begins a wild chase through the busy streets of Tokyo as the 6th generation computer begins to have the personality of the old man's ex-wife and as the government's secret project unfolds. Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

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April 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Hasegawa: No one messes with the Ministry of Public Welfare!
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Liked it despite its warts.
27 July 1999 | by crash-14See all my reviews

Roujien Z starts out being a wonderfully vicious satire of society's treatment of the aged. We see a young nurse taking care of an almost vegetative geriatric, one of the many old and infirm that would be in a nursing home in the USA. He is then selected to be the guinea-pig for a new, completely automated caretaking robot, a sly jab at the dehumanizing sterility of geriatric care. The story maintains its high energy and grinning cynicism until the robot goes insane and decides it is the old man's wife; from here it becomes a rather confusing action movie before pulling itself together in time for a poignant ending. Still worth watching, if you can find it.


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