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Puzzlehead (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 21 April 2005 (USA)
Post apocalyptic Frankenstein-ish fantasy


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Galaida Stephen Galaida ... Puzzlehead / Walter
Robbie Shapiro ... Julia
Mark Janis Mark Janis ... Carjacker
Mark Lampert Mark Lampert ... Dead Man / Victim
Jon Bavier Jon Bavier ... Landlord
Paul Schulz Paul Schulz ... Dreggy Guy
Elise Abrams Elise Abrams ... Dreggy Girl
Ramon Moraldo Ramon Moraldo ... Homeless Man
Ray Montanez Ray Montanez ... Mugger
Chuck Ardezzone ... Robber
John El Manahi ... Thug #1 (as John Elmanahi)
Kevin McCormack Kevin McCormack ... Thug #2
Richard Craven Richard Craven ... Paramedic #1
Edward J. Harrigan Edward J. Harrigan ... Paramedic #2
Amy Lotven Amy Lotven ... Patient


Post apocalyptic Frankenstein-ish fantasy

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


So this is what it is to be human...


Drama | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

21 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Puzzlehead: The Anti-Federalists and the Luddites forced the closure of all biomechanical laboratories and began replacing them with fertility clinics. Funding ceased for everything not directly related to re-population. Quite ironic now that I think about it. Walter managed to salvage most of the equipment that wasn't nailed down. The most important of which was D-I-amdac, a brain scanner, which he used to scan his own brain to provide the blueprint for the neuro-net map of my artificially ...
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30 November 2016 | by stevehoylandSee all my reviews

Although Puzzlehead Is,by Its main subject matter,listed as Science Fiction, those who are aficionados of that genre will no doubt be disappointed. Puzzlehead Is one for the philosophers and deep-thinkers rather than fans of the neo-swashbucklers such as Star-wars, similarly the technical detail Is kept to a minimum as the focus Is on the relationship between Robot, creator, and the local shop-girl, who form the complicated "Menage-a-trois" which becomes the main subject of this unique and entertaining film. In the not-too-distant future, In an unspecified city In an unspecified country (not Important facts In a movie such as this),after some kind of(again unspecified)apocalypse, a greatly reduced population Is slowly regaining something resembling a stable society. In this dark and foreboding landscape we find Walter, who has spent several years designing and building Puzzlehead, a robot In his own Image, a facsimile of himself In both looks and - to a certain extent - with the same mindset. However, the difference In personalities begins to reveal Itself as Puzzleheads life-experiences begin to expand his mind and, In particular, when the local shop-girl comes Into their lives. How the relationship between these three characters develops Is the main subject and many Interesting questions are raised and explored. The negative comments about this film are very unfair and are, as previously mentioned, probably a result of disappointed sci-fi fans, which I suppose Is understandable to a certain extent. But this dark and disturbing drama ought to be Judged on Its own merits. No bad language, a couple of sex-scenes more Implied than visual, a little violence but no gore, all this means that thrill-seekers will be left feeling distinctly unsatisfied.....but for the thinkers and philosophers there Is a wealth of questions to ponder. It's one of those films which needs and Indeed deserves a second viewing to thoroughly get to grips with Its many aspects and Is one best enjoyed with curtains closed and phones switched off.

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