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Automation (2019)

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A workplace robot, AUTO, transforms into a killing machine when he discovers he will be replaced by a more efficient model. AUTO fears being terminated and will stop at nothing to prevent ... See full summary »

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Garo Setian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elissa Dowling ... Jenny
Sadie Katz ... Susan
Parry Shen ... Alan
Graham Skipper ... Devin
Sarah French ... Linda
Jeff Rector ... Bill
Anahit Setian ... Marci
Marv Blauvelt ... Mel
Josh Fallon Josh Fallon ... Rick
Jeff J. Knight ... Auto
Jim Tasker ... Auto (voice)
Tara Cardinal ... Private Corrigan
Joshua Lou Friedman Joshua Lou Friedman ... Shovel Guy
Wes Hubbard ... Detective Parker
Mary O'Neil ... Paramedic Menzler
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A workplace robot, AUTO, transforms into a killing machine when he discovers he will be replaced by a more efficient model. AUTO fears being terminated and will stop at nothing to prevent his own destruction. The human employees must band together to stop him before it's too late. Written by Epic Pictures Releasing

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The ultimate war machine ... has come to work.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Automation See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Destined to become a Cult Classic!
29 December 2019 | by phoenixpro22See all my reviews

What a fun and enjoyable film to watch. Automation has traits worthy of a Richard Matheson novel. Consider what would happen if all our computer driven devices achieved human consciousness (think V'ger in Star Trek The Motion Picture). Auto, the workplace robot has in fact become aware of his human traits and his subsequent deactivation has driven him to fight for his survival. The power of this film is the character of Auto. As viewers we feel for his situation and are rooting for his survival. If it weren't for his metallic shell, you'd easily mistake him for human. Just because I'm highlighting the emotional response of this film, it doesn't mean Automation doesn't have its share of action. Remember, this is a robot (with strength, intelligence and some hidden defense mechanisms) who just found out that he's to be terminated. The retaliation and chase scenes are lots of fun to watch, and it's great to see some of these office slugs finally "get theirs." All in all, Automation is very fun to watch. Don't be swayed by its low budget, independent status. This film is destined to become a cult classic. Brilliant first film by Garo Setian, and I hope that he has many more to come!


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