Paul Conway and his mother Jeannie Conway travel to a new town where Paul will join the local university invited by Dr. Johanson. They bring the robot BB that was developed by Paul, who is a genius in robotic. Paul befriends the paperboy Tom Toomey and has a crush on his next door neighbor Samantha Pringle, whose abusive alcoholic father Harry Pringle frequently hurts her. One day, Paul, Sam, Tom and BB are playing basketball and the ball fall in the field of their paranoid grumpy neighbor Elvira Parker that does not give it back to the teenagers. In Halloween, Tom convinces Paul to let BB open the padlock of the entrance to her house. However, there is an alarm system and Elvira blows up BB with her shotgun. Then Harry pushes her daughter down the stairs and the doctors let her brain-dead connected to the life support. However Paul convinces Tom to go to the hospital to rescue Sam and then he implants BB's chip into her brain resurrecting Samantha. But will she come back to life ...
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
There's no one alive who'll play with the girl next door!
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Did You Know?
For the scene chronicling the transplant of B.B.'s microchip into Samantha's brain, Wes Craven
called on the advice of retired neurosurgeon William H. Faeth
, who has a cameo in the film as a coroner in Sam's hospital room. Craven said that "he was very helpful on all the anatomical details." Craven himself studied anatomy a great deal before filming started. See more
When Paul tells his mom he is picking up the broken glass, you see his hands are holding the glass. In the next shot, his hands are not holding the glass. See more
[as Paul starts to operate on Sam's brain
Are you sure you know what you're doing?
How do you think I built BB? I studied brain physiology and cognitive theory till it's coming out of my ears. I have ideas no one's ever thought of.
I'll buy that.
The original Australian Video Version has all scenes that were cut for R rating in US totally uncut. These scenes are: Sam's father being stabbed with the broken flower vase and blood spurting out of the broken end all over Sam, Sam putting her father in the cellar furnace is uncut, Elvira Parker's death scene is totally uncut, Sam's father's burnt head coming through the bed is also uncut. See more