Robot in the Family (1993)

G   |    |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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A manic search for a valuable relic pits a father, son, and trouble-prone robot against a nasty villain.



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  • Jack Shaoul insisted on doing his own stunts for the film "Robot in the Family". Here he has ordered the crew to toss him on the sidewalk in NYC. There was no cushion or mat on the ground to soften his fall. He was hurt after this photograph was taken.
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  • Ari Taub is called in to play the Robot in Jack Shaoul's film "Robot in the Family". The last person who played the Robot was hospitalized.

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3 November 2006 | AntonApple
| Golddigger is not the worst
The original title is GOLDDIGGER. IMDb, you should update your listing! ("A Robot In the Family" was a later title used in some markets.) I met the filmmaker, a true "Independent" if a bit naive. He could not get distribution so he even did some additional sound and re-edited the movie to try to please one studio, but did not sell it anyway. When it finally got a distributor, the result was very spotty. So, it's a rare movie. I am amazed any of your viewers saw it! Maybe they found a videotape lying around in a sale bin somewhere.

The movie is actually pretty amusing, if you don't take it so seriously. The problem is more one of classification: It's not a kids movie, despite having a featured role for the son. It's too adult to be for a teen or preteen audience. Maybe college kids can dig it, along with adults with a tolerance for some silly "business" and satirical plot elements that may hit or miss. The "auteur" here was a real amateur when he made this film, so it's akin to a mid-budget student film. But remember, all Indies have to start somewhere. David Lynch and Quentin Tarrantino have come a long way from their first efforts. If you see this movie, please suspend critical disbelief, relax, and enjoy its better qualities. It's like if the film were a spoof or camp, even if maybe it wasn't intended to be. On that level, it succeeds better than some intended spoofs that fail.

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2 March 1994



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