IT IS THE FUTURE. Machines are being programmed to turn against us. Someone must stop the madman who started it all.

Science Fiction Crime Thriller
100 min     5.5     1984     USA


In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.


GenerationofSwine wrote:
This is sort of a more realistic Terminator. I mean, we aren't going to see cyborgs marching over the earth, that would be entirely inefficient. But we already see a lot of robots like this, and they will be our downfall... ... for economic depression alone, even if the singularity never happens. Anyway, it is DATED, in fact it redefines dated and when I saw it in the early 90s as a kid (thank you Suncoast Video) it was dated... but it was fun. It tells a great story, Jack Ramsay is believable and not an over the top action hero (Thank you Tom Selleck) and it moves along at a nice and steady pace being just science fiction enough to be sci-fi and just grounded enough to be believable. And, revisiting it decades later, it still works despite how dated it is. So you are left entertained despite Alley once more playing 80s Girl and not an actual character. I mean, lets face it, any movie where Gene Simmons does a decent acting job, that is not only a good movie, but has a great director that knows how to get what he needs from actors.