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Test pilota Pirxa (1979)

The movie is about "finite nonlinears," robots that closely resemble human beings but are even more perfect than humans. They are intended to eventually replace human beings in space ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergei Desnitsky ...
Commander Pirx (as Sergiej Desnitski)
Boleslaw Abart ...
Jan Otis
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Harry Brown (as Wladimir Iwaszow)
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Tom Nowak (as Aleksandr Kajdanowski)
Zbigniew Lesien ...
John Calder
Ferdynand Matysik ...
Green (UNESCO Director)
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McGuirr
Tõnu Saar ...
Kurt Weber
Zygmunt Bielawski ...
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Juge (as J. Bylczynski)
Adam Cieslak ...
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Oskarzyciel przed trybunalem (as E. Fetting)
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Obronca Pirxa przed trybunalem (as J. Fryzlewicz)
Marek Idzinski ...
Czlonek trybunalu (as M. Idzinski)
Mieczyslaw Janowski ...
Mitchell (as M. Janowski)
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The movie is about "finite nonlinears," robots that closely resemble human beings but are even more perfect than humans. They are intended to eventually replace human beings in space flights. Somewhat apprehensive about their usefullness, the United Nations sets up a space flight to determine their reactions to the human beings who also make up the crew. Pirx is selected as a commander of the flight, although the identity of the robots is not revealed to him... Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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In the film Commander Pirx asked Harry Brown if he believed human beings possessed conscience. In the book the actual question was if Harry Brown believed in God. It was altered because of the communist censorship. See more »

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The rings of Saturn are actually only a few meters thick and are not solid. The spaceship would pass through the Cassini division in less than a second, not (as in the film) take minutes through some kind of ice gorge. This error does not occur in Lem story the film is based on. See more »

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This film is based on the story by Stanislav Lem
16 December 1998 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

This film is based on the story with the same title, written by Polish science fiction writer - Stanislav Lem. Even though the movie not as good as story, it is better than average sci-fi movie.


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