Konrad is a perfect instant child "born" in a factory at age 8. Due to a mistake in the factory's computer, Konrad is delivered to Bertie Bartolotti, a woman whose life and appearance are ... See full summary »

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Nell Cox
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Cast

Credited cast:
Max Wright ... Dr. Al Monford
Polly Holliday ... Berti Bartolotti
Huckleberry Fox ... Konrad
Ned Beatty ... Mr. Thomas
Virginya Keehne ... Kitty
Michael Ruud Michael Ruud ... Joe
Nancy Borgenicht Nancy Borgenicht ... Clerk
Jeff Olson ... John
Corliss Dale Corliss Dale ... Janine
Scott Nemes Scott Nemes ... Frank
Jeremy Haslam Jeremy Haslam ... Tony
Craig Clyde ... Security Guard
Dottie Brockbank Dottie Brockbank ... Cynthia
Richard Mitchell Richard Mitchell ... Roderick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dixie Jones Dixie Jones ... Factory Worker / Van Driver
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Konrad is a perfect instant child "born" in a factory at age 8. Due to a mistake in the factory's computer, Konrad is delivered to Bertie Bartolotti, a woman whose life and appearance are in a constant state of disarray. Konrad arrives looking like a gremlin, but when Bertie pours a nutrient solution over his head he changes into a fully-developed, perfect 8-year-old child. The factory realizes a mistake was made, and recalls Konrad, but he does not want to leave his new family and friends.

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When the factory made Konrad, they broke the mold!

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wonderworks: Konrad See more »

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Color
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Quotes

Mr. Thomas: I'm his semi-foster-adoptive-part father.
Berti Bartolotti: And I'm his official mother... it says so on his phony birth certificate.
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Remake of Konrad oder Das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse (1983) See more »

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Endearing family science fiction
15 December 2002 | by queenofhalvesSee all my reviews

I saw this film on PBS when I was a kid and it stuck in my memory, such that when I came across it in my local video store I rented it immediately. It's not in any sense a realistic story, and it's really ham-fisted with the moral, but I found it sweet and entertaining. Polly Holiday's performance as Konrad's hapless hippie mom is especially natural and memorable. Although it's definitely a kid's movie, I still find it to be more creative and amusing than the vast majority of children's television that's coming out today. Watch it with a child!


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