Electric Dreams (1984)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Music

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An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman.

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  • Maxwell Caulfield in Electric Dreams (1984)
  • Virginia Madsen and Lenny von Dohlen in Electric Dreams (1984)
  • Lenny von Dohlen in Electric Dreams (1984)
  • Virginia Madsen and Lenny von Dohlen in Electric Dreams (1984)
  • Virginia Madsen and Lenny von Dohlen in Electric Dreams (1984)
  • Virginia Madsen in Electric Dreams (1984)

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In the dream musical sequence, Edgar the computer dreams of electric sheep jumping an electric fence, whilst Miles dozes off to sleep. The scene is quite likely inspired by author Philip K. Dick's (1968) science fiction novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?... ...


Dr. Ruth Westheimer: All right, this is Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Sexually Speaking. Hello, you are on the air.
Edgar: Hi. It's me again.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Oh, hello Me! I was wondering if you would call. What's on your mind?
Edgar: Well, Doctor, it's really the same question: I want to know what love is.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer: ...


At the Los Angeles International Airport, the departures board behind miles lists a flight to "Michigan", which is extremely unlikely, given that flight information displays usually list flights per city (not state). In fact, all the other domestic flights on the board are listed per city (New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Miami, Washington and Reno).

Crazy Credits

After the closing credits have run, a multicolored question mark appears in the lower right corner of the screen with a computer-like sound. After this, the line "ELECTRIC DREAMS FINISHED" appears in green at the upper left corner. The question mark is replaced by the line "no more?" Then the green text is replaced by "TIME TO DISCONNECT". Both then disappear, and multicolored letters appear near the center of the screen reading "THE NED". The "N" is quickly deleted, the "E" moved over, and the "N" is reinserted to properly spell "THE END". As this disappears, Edgar's voice is heard laughing, and he says "H-hello? Hello? Good-goodbye."

Alternate Versions

When it aired on HBO, the opening card sequence identifying it as a Virgin Films production was removed and replaced with one for MGM with Leo the MGM Lion roaring twice during the opening music.


Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Music by
Johann Sebastian Bach
Adapted by Johnny Gregory (as John Gregory)
Re-recorded in London
(c) 1984 Virgin Music (Publishers) Limited


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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance | Sci-Fi

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