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Android (1982)

PG | | Sci-Fi | 25 March 1983 (Spain)
A strange doctor secretly experiments with androids on his space station. His assistant is Max, a curious android who wants to see the world and meet a girl. Criminals hide on their station and soon violence erupts.

Director:

Aaron Lipstadt

Writers:

James Reigle, Don Keith Opper (as Don Opper) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Klaus Kinski ... Dr. Daniel
Don Keith Opper ... Max 404 (as Max 404)
Brie Howard ... Maggie
Norbert Weisser ... Keller
Crofton Hardester ... Mendes
Kendra Kirchner ... Cassandra
Gary Corarito Gary Corarito ... Terrapol: Neptune
Mary Ann Fisher Mary Ann Fisher ... Terrapol: Neptune
Darrell Larson ... Terrapol: Neptune
Ian Scheibel Ian Scheibel ... Terrapol: Neptune
Wayne Springfield Wayne Springfield ... Terrapol: Minos
Julia Gibson Julia Gibson ... Terrapol: Minos
Randy Connor Randy Connor ... Terrapol: Landing Party
Roger Kelton Roger Kelton ... Terrapol: Landing Party
Rachel Talalay ... Terrapol: Landing Party
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Storyline

Eccentric scientist Dr.Daniel and his shy, clumsy assistant Max, lead a quiet life on their space station where they carry out illegal research into androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives from justice, one of whom is female. Dr.Daniel and Max are both interested in her, but one of them has rather more sinister intentions than just romance. At first, they all get along, but when one of the criminals becomes psychotic, violence erupts. Meanwhile, the space police is on their trail. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Meet Max 404. He's a little over five years old. He just met his first woman. It's time to get down to Earth. See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1983 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Android See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Won the 1983 British Science Fiction Association's Media award. See more »

Goofs

In the 4:3 screen version at 11 minutes, the boom mic is visible above Max's head when he greets Maggie, Keller and Mendes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Max is listening to Huey Lewis while playing with miniature robots and watching a screen showing the very basics of humans kissing and making love]
Dr. Daniel: [over the intercom] Max.
[Max switches from the video to the scanners]
Dr. Daniel: Max?
Max 404: Yes, Dr. Daniel?
Dr. Daniel: Max, what is that noise?
[Max turns off the music]
Max 404: I was doing some research, Sir.
Dr. Daniel: On what?
[...]
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The opening credits list: "And introducing Max 404." See more »

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Featured in The Horror of It All (1983) See more »

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Surprisingly interesting yet cheaply made...
22 December 2009 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 12/20/2009 - 6 out of 10(Dir-Aaron Lipstadt): Surprisingly interesting yet cheaply made early 80's sci-fi film. This is far from being a perfect film and I still can't believe I ended up liking it, but it appealed to me by the time the movie ended. The story is about an android project in the near future being done in space and being terminated due to a funds issue and the failure of a similar project on Earth that turned into a disaster. The scientist played by Klaus Kinski receives the news but is overheard by his creation Max 404(which the movie never reveals who acts this part--which is definitely strange). Some wanted space criminals then arrive on the scene and Max lets them board the ship and then plans to escape with them back to Earth to avoid his termination. Things don't work out the way he expects them to and I won't give away the ending but it's definitely surprising. Max's replacement is suppose to be a female Android named Claudia, since the scientist really doesn't want the project ending either -- he just wants a different android to play with. The androids in this movie have obvious human feelings that get in the way very often which makes the movie interesting and sways their decisions consistently. There is some titillation added to the movie which doesn't really fit, especially in a PG-rated movie(how it got this rating I'll never know) and it's obviously a low-budget film and for these reasons this is definitely one of my few guilty pleasures. By the end of the movie, I was hoping for a sequel -- which hasn't happened and probably wont but that's how it affected me. So, despite the many reasons I shouldn't like this movie, I did --- I guess you never know, huh?


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