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The Companion (1994)

Writer catches her boyfriend cheating on her. Infuriated, she buys an android companion and takes him with her to a remote cabin in the woods to keep her company as she writes. She starts a romance with him, which turns into a nightmare.

Director:

Gary Fleder

Writer:

Ian Seeberg
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kathryn Harrold ... Gillian Tanner
Bruce Greenwood ... Geoffrey
Talia Balsam ... Charlene
Brion James ... Ron Cocheran
Joely Fisher ... Stacy
Bryan Cranston ... Alan
James Karen ... Peter Franklin
Brenda Leigh Brenda Leigh ... Ellen
Earl Boen ... Marty Bailin
Julie Brams Julie Brams ... Technician
Courtney Taylor Courtney Taylor ... Shelley
Stacie Randall ... Saleswoman
Tracey Walter ... Leo Mirita
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In the near-distant future, a female romance writer is planning to write her next book in a remote mountain cabin. A friend convinces her to bring along a "companion", a nearly-human android to cook and clean. She settles on a male companion named "Geoffrey." Bored with some of Geoffrey's behavior, she tinkers with his programming -- first his personality, then his sexuality. Real trouble comes when she gives his mind access to "random data." Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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She wanted the ultimate "man". She created a living terror.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Future Lover See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Superior Sci Fiction Film
5 September 2007 | by rbrbSee all my reviews

Successful romantic novel writer, disillusioned with "love", retreats to the countryside for a while.

She takes with her a romantic companion, a life-like robot who can be 'programmed' at different levels.

And it is that programming and re-programming which is at the center of this drama.

First rate casting, with all the actors giving convincing and watchable performances. My only gripe is that the basic story is hardly original and seems to have been done in similar ways many times. Nonetheless the two leads are excellent and kept me viewing until the end.


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