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The Companion (1994)

Writer catches her boyfriend cheating on her. Infuriated, she buys an android companion and takes him with her to a remote cabin in the woods to keep her company as she writes. She starts a romance with him, which turns into a nightmare.

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Gary Fleder

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Ian Seeberg
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Complete credited cast:
Kathryn Harrold ... Gillian Tanner
Bruce Greenwood ... Geoffrey
Talia Balsam ... Charlene
Brion James ... Ron Cocheran
Joely Fisher ... Stacy
Bryan Cranston ... Alan
James Karen ... Peter Franklin
Brenda Leigh Brenda Leigh ... Ellen
Earl Boen ... Marty Bailin
Julie Brams Julie Brams ... Technician
Courtney Taylor Courtney Taylor ... Shelley
Stacie Randall ... Saleswoman
Tracey Walter ... Leo Mirita
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In the near-distant future, a female romance writer is planning to write her next book in a remote mountain cabin. A friend convinces her to bring along a "companion", a nearly-human android to cook and clean. She settles on a male companion named "Geoffrey." Bored with some of Geoffrey's behavior, she tinkers with his programming -- first his personality, then his sexuality. Real trouble comes when she gives his mind access to "random data." Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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She wanted the ultimate "man". She created a living terror.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Future Lover See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fine robot film that is worth seeing
2 April 2003 | by rice_a_roniSee all my reviews

I approach these kinds of SF movies with the expectations of, say, an Outer Limits (newer) episode. If the acting is adequate and the effects not too cheesy, then the plot and dialog determine my enjoyment level more than anything. And this film did not dissapoint. OK, it is a 'B' grade film, but there isn't much need for effects, as the android by definition looks and acts pretty much like a human. What effects were there were done fine. The acting was also fine, with both leads and the supporting cast turning in what for me were effective performances. In particular, Bruce Greenwood was competent at portraying the various levels of programmed emotion in his character, as well as the injured mode later in the film.

The plot and dialog were what really got me, however. Many elements also found in the blockbuster AI are also to be found in this flick, such as: what is love for / from a robot; does a robot really feel; how should we treat a machine that for all outward appearances is fairly human; etc. For me, these issues are broadly applicable, as they apply to how we treat other humans that seem somewhat "different" from us, and animals as well (pets/slaves/meat). Themes like this should spark debate in the viewer and help reframe issues that have grown worn with time due to their use as political footballs.

Real SF to me isn't just a bundle of action and special effects. The best SF explores the human reaction to technology. In this regard (and almost every other) I liked this film more than AI. If you are interested in a good robot flick, and like SF that showcases the interaction of technology and humanity, you might want to check it out.


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