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Circuitry Man (1990)

In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the... See full summary »

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Steven Lovy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Metzler ... Danner
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Lori
Lu Leonard Lu Leonard ... Juice
Vernon Wells ... Plughead
Barbara Alyn Woods ... Yoyo
Dennis Christopher ... Leech
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Bottomley Steven Bottomley ... Bartender
Barney Burman ... Cheater
Andy Goldberg Andy Goldberg ... Squid
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Jugs
Amy Hill ... Bartender (Oxy Hill)
Deborah Holland Deborah Holland ... Singer
Steve Hunter Steve Hunter ... Medic Attendant
Darren A. Lott Darren A. Lott ... Jackee
Karen Maruyama ... Biker Bandit
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Storyline

In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the brain. Lori, a female body guard steals a case of such chips and flees underground Los Angeles with Danner, a pleasure android so that they can smuggle the chips to New York. In pursuit is Plughead, a dangerous criminal so named because of the many sockets and ports which decorate his scalp so that he can test and use the chips that he is after. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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The final frontier is not outer space. It is the human mind. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1990 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Circulatory Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Ultra Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Based on a student film that director Steven Lovy made while attending UCLA. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, where Leech is held at knife point, he clearly holds his cigar in his left hand, as the assailant forces him to his knees. When the camera angle changes from side to front, the cigar is in his mouth. See more »

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The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarities to actual persons, living, dead or synthetic, or to actual events or firms are purely coincidental. See more »

Connections

Followed by Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994) See more »

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Watch it again and again!
25 April 2008 | by crystalartSee all my reviews

I REALLY like this film! I discovered it while checking out the filmography of Vernon Wells, who I first saw in 'The Road Warrior' in 1981. His over-the-top performance made me seek him out as one of the 'Ultimate Villains'...like Alan Rickman, Gavin O'Herlihy, Billy Drago, Max Phipps or Arnold Vosloo. (If these names don't ring a bell, you need to check them out!) These are people who always deliver for me! Contrary to one reviewer, I like Jim Metzler, as well. He is perfectly cast as the android sex robot. If you liked Dennis Christopher's wonderful performance in 'Breaking Away', you're going to undergo a catharsis when you see him in 'Circuitry Man'! 'Circuitry Man II' isn't bad either.


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