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F-0158

Title:

Electric Dreams

Category:

S

Produced:

1984

Country:

USA / UK

Released:

Film: Jul 1984 (USA)
DVD: Not Yet Released
VHS: Jun 1991
Soundtrack: Feb 1993 (CD)

Director:

Steve Barron

Writer:

Rusty Lemorande

Actors:

Lenny von Dohlen (Miles Harding); Virginia Madsen (Madeline Robistat); Maxwell Caulfield (Bill); Bud Cort (Edgar - voice); Don Fellows (Mr. Ryley); Alan Polonsky (Frank, Co-Worker); Wendy Miller (Computer Clerk); Harry Rabinowitz (Conductor); Miriam Margolyes (Ticket Girl); Holly De Jong (Ryley's Receptionist); Stella Maris (Woman at Airport); Mary Doran (Millie); Diana Choy (Check-Out Girl); Jim Steck (Removal Man); Gary Pettinger (Removal Man)

Description:

Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline, an attractive neighbour. (Robert Zeithammel)

This upbeat love story features an architect named Miles who decides to modernize his life by buying a computer. Not knowing a thing about them he purchases the biggest most power system he can get ahold of, and wastes no time in having all sorts of accidents - dropping it, spilling wine on it, cross wiring it. All of which ends up causing something amazing to happen, the computer gains self-awareness! Using it's word processor, speakers and microphone the computer learns to communicate with Miles and they become friends as he teaches it about life. Then a pretty cello player moves in next door and the shy Miles and super-intelligent but inexperienced computer conspire to get her to love Miles in the best tradition of Cyrano. After the computer and the woman start to share music together through the heating ducts the computer falls for the woman too. Soon man and machine are battling for who has the right to date her. In the end the computer concludes that it doesn't have a chance with the woman and wishes the couple a happy life together. It downloads itself into the electrical system and departs for destinations unknown, but not before invading a local radio station's computers to request a musical tribute to the new couple. (Johnny P. Mabry)

Language:

English

TT:

95 min / 96 min (VHS)

Bach's Music:

Suite from Anna Magdalena Bach, adapted by Johnny Gregory
Re-recorded in London
(c) 1984 Virgin Music Limited

Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565, adapted by Johnny Gregory
Re-recorded in London
(c) 1984 Virgin Music Limited

"Mad Minuet", by Bruce Woolley, based on a melody by J.S, Bach
(c) 1984 Virgin Music Limited

Format:

Film: Color (Metrocolor)
DVD: (NTSC)
VHS: (NTSC) | (PAL)
Soundtrack: CD

Company:

Film: Virgin
DVD: MGM ?
VHS: MGM/Turner Movie Classics
Soundtrack: EMI International [CD]

Comments:

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com
VHS: Amazon.com | Amazon.com [PAL] | Amazon.com
Soundtrack: Amazon.com [CD]

Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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