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Gunhed (1989)

Ganheddo (original title)
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In a cyberpunk future, Kyron-5 supercomputer attempts to exterminate the human race, but Gunhed mechs stop it. In 2038, five thieves break into a condemned island facility to steal Kyron's dead CPU. The place turns out to be a deathtrap.

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Masato Harada
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Masahiro Takashima ... Brooklyn
Brenda Bakke ... Texas Air Ranger Sgt. Nim
James Brewster Thompson James Brewster Thompson ... Barabbas
Aya Enjôji Aya Enjôji ... Bebe
Eugene Harada Eugene Harada ... Seven
Kaori Mizushima Kaori Mizushima ... Eleven
Yôsuke Saitô Yôsuke Saitô ... Boxer
Doll Nguyen Doll Nguyen ... Boomerang
Jay Kabira Jay Kabira ... Bombbay
Randy Reyes Randy Reyes ... Gunhed (voice)
Mickey Curtis Mickey Curtis ... Bansho
Michael Yancy Michael Yancy ... Narrator
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In a cyberpunk future, Kyron-5 supercomputer attempts to exterminate the human race, but Gunhed mechs stop it. In 2038, five thieves break into a condemned island facility to steal Kyron's dead CPU. The place turns out to be a deathtrap. Brooklyn's smuggling companions are slaughtered, sometimes violently, one by one as they wantonly defy the security systems of the Kyron-5. Babe falls into a vat of green liquid and becomes a cybernetic antagonist. Brooklyn is placed under arrest by Sergeant Nim, who suggests they follow surviving children Seven and Eleven. The Kyron-5 declared war on humanity, and killed most of those living on the island. Brooklyn, a mechanic, must overcome his fear of cockpits and command the Gun UNit/Heavy Elimination Device to the heart of the Kyron-5. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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2038. Computer domination is a reality - Gunhed - man's last defence in the great robot war


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

27 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunhead See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Popularized by famous Canadian electro-industrial band Front Line Assembly in their award-winning music video for their 1992 hit single Mindphaser. The video consists almost entirely out of edited scenes from Gunhed, with shots of the band members playing the rebels who battle the computer, spliced in with the movie footage. See more »

Goofs

In the opening of the bandit crew flying in the Mary Ann toward the island 8JO, Bebe announces the name of the island they're flying to; in this shot, the camera pans over to Brooklyn who has the lip of his turtleneck below his chin. In the next shot, a close-up of Brooklyn's face, he's pulling the lip of his turtleneck down from over his mouth to his chin. See more »

Alternate Versions

Sci-fi channel version ommits strong profanity. See more »

Connections

References The Terminator (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme Song for GUNHED
Performed by Aireen
Music by Takayuki Baba
Arranged by Takayuki Negishi
Sung by Mariko Nagai
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It's a big mess but I love it
28 October 2018 | by euroasiangeneticSee all my reviews

Despite the director of this movie callled himself the infamous nickname Allan Smithee and despite the setting is dark, is very entertaining Japanese 80s cyberpunk action movie style of James Cameroon at that time.

After the big war with humans against machinese on an island, old computer scrap is valuable as gold. A group of scrap hunters (with names that begins with B) discover the old island and land to find some scrap metal. But after they discover two kids and one female ranger and the good machine Gunhed. When the other machines come alive they have to work together to survive.

Despite its mostly dark scenes, it's very exciting and entertaining, the acting is pretty good, and the foreign actors in this movie is also pretty good. And if you have seen terminator 1 and 2 this one is a good treat.


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