R | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain.
In an interview with Fangoria, Kristy Swanson said that she found herself and the other actors caught up in the studio's attempts to strong-arm Wes Craven into making the film more visceral than what was originally intended. During both production and re-shoots, changes to the script were being made, title changes were being discussed (when Craven started the project, it was called 'Friend', then it was changed to 'Artificial Intelligence' and then to 'A.I.' before the producers and the studio finally settled on 'Deadly Friend'), and there were many discussions about how violent and bloody the final film would be. All these issues also caused some problems for actors.
Hey, you can't do that.
Elvira Parker: Oh yes, I can. My property. My house. My ball.
Tom: What a witch!
Elvira Parker's padlock to her gate is facing the incorrect way.
The original release of the movie contained cuts which were implemented by the MPAA in order to prevent an X rating. Scenes for which movie kept getting X rating were all the gore scenes which were re-shot by studio orders. Movie was submitted to the MPAA 13 times before it finally got an R rating. Uncut scenes have been restored on the DVD release from the Twisted Terror Collection released by Warner Bros. on Sept. 25th, 2007. These scenes are:
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