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Automatic (1995)

Robgen industries newest security system is "The J Series Automatic", an android model designed and programmed to protect humans from violent attacks. But one night, an Automatic named J269... See full summary »

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John Murlowski

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Patrick Highsmith (story), Patrick Highsmith (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivier Gruner ... J269
Daphne Ashbrook ... Nora Rochester
John Glover ... Goddard Marx
Jeff Kober ... Major West
Dennis Lipscomb ... Raymond Hammer
Stanley Kamel ... Seth Barker
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Julia Rodriguez (as Penny Johnson)
Annabelle Gurwitch ... Gloria Takamatsu
Troy Evans ... Buck James
Marjean Holden ... Epsilon Leader
Raymond Fitzpatrick Raymond Fitzpatrick ... Eugene Dibbs
Jeffrey D. Sams ... Harry
Michael D. Weatherred Michael D. Weatherred ... Glenn (as Michael Weatherred)
Laura Interval ... Mother (as Laura Stepp)
Roger Nolan Roger Nolan ... Father
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Storyline

Robgen industries newest security system is "The J Series Automatic", an android model designed and programmed to protect humans from violent attacks. But one night, an Automatic named J269 discovers a Robgen executive trying to rape a female employee named Nora Rochester. While trying to stop the crime, he inadvertently kills the executive. At this point, J269 then calls Goddard Marx (his creator and a Robgen chairman) to inform him of the incident. Marx tells the android to stay there with Rochester until help arrives, but Marx is intent on sweeping the fiasco under the rug by sending mercenaries to eliminate both J269 and Rochester. Now the two are fugitives on the run from a para-military hit squad. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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The ultimate weapon. He's half human and fully automatic. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1995 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Acélszív See more »

Filming Locations:

Vernon, California, USA

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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The 2nd science fiction film in which Olivier Gruner has played a cyborg. The 1st film was "Nemesis". [Technically speaking Nemesis was a cyborg (=cybernetic organic, i.e. part human), Automatic was an android, not human at all.] See more »

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Olivier Gruner is miscredited as Oliver Gruner on the box art. See more »

Quotes

Major West: In the old days, I would have raped and tortured you for hours. There's just no time for life's simple pleasures anymore. Oh, well. Goodnight.
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Excellent low-budget action movie
7 August 2006 | by djtrannySee all my reviews

For a low-budget action/sci-fi film, this is a really good movie. Of course the acting is rather crappy as you'd expect from Gruener, but the action is good and so are the sci-fi elements. I have seen a few of Gruener's movies and this one is by far his best in my opinion. One thing that really impressed me in this movie were the guns that were used. They had lcd type screens on them that allowed the holder to see around corners - a few years after this movie was made the military looked into actually using a similar system on their rifles.

I highly recommend any fan of action/sci-fi movies to rent this one as it is actually better than some of the big-budget action movies these days.


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