PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music
An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman.
As the voice of the computer, Bud Cort had to deliver his entire performance from inside a box on the set; his co-stars were never allowed to see him during filming. The director was afraid that if the other performers associated a person to the voice, they would react to it as if they were talking to a human being instead of a computer and the difference in reaction would show on camera.
Wake up! We're gonna have it out right now! WAKE UP GOD DAMN IT!
Miles Harding: What was that?
Edgar: Don't *ever* do that again.
Miles Harding: *Don't* tell me what to do!
Miles Harding: And stop that infernal noise! She'll hear you!
Edgar: Maybe that's what I want.
Miles Harding: GOD DAMN IT! Listen, I'm warning you, if...
In the final sequence where the theme song "Together In Electric Dreams" is being played, a person carrying a 80's boom box styled Hi-Fi walks past, in the reflection of the tape deck of the Hi-Fi the crew and equipment are visible.
Dedicated to the memory of the UNIVAC I
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.
$1,009,586 (USA) (22 July 1984)