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Electric Dreams (1984)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 July 1984 (USA)
An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Bill
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Edgar (voice)
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Mr. Ryley
Alan Polonsky ...
Frank, Co-Worker
Wendy Miller ...
Computer Clerk
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Conductor
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Ticket Girl
Holly De Jong ...
Ryley's Receptionist
Stella Maris ...
Mary Doran ...
Millie
Diana Choy ...
Check-Out Girl
Jim Steck ...
Removal Man
Gary Pettinger ...
Removal Man
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Storyline

Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline, an attractive neighbour. Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

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The most unusual triangle in the history of love: a boy, a girl, and a computer. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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20 July 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor é Música  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,009,586, 22 July 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,193,612

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,467,664
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Miles' guesses as to what his boss' computer's password is are mostly to do with fairy tales: Snow White, Cinderella, Frog Prince, Three Bears, Ugly Duckling, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin. As for his guess of, Rasputin, well... See more »

Goofs

When Miles asks Madeleine out, she says she has rehearsals every night except Wednesday. Then later she says she can see him Wednesday, he asks 'what about rehearsal?' And she replies 'they cancelled it'. See more »

Quotes

[Edgar flicks on the bedside lamp]
Edgar: Maybe she loves *me*.
[Edgar flicks off the bedside lamp]
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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." See more »

Connections

References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Chase Runner
Performed by Heaven 17
Composed by Ian Craig Marsh (as Ian Craig Marsh), Martyn Ware, Glenn Gregory
Produced by B.E.F./Greg Walsh
Another B.E.F. Production
(c)1983 Virgin Music (Publishers) Limited/Sound Diagrams/Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
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A movie to make you miss the 80's
28 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie takes us back to 1984, a time when computers were still mysterious machines which inspired notions of science fiction in the minds of average persons.

I was only 12 years old when I first saw this movie on HBO back in 1984(5?). This movie really captured my imagination. Computers fascinated me and "Electric Dreams" bolstered that fascination with a fluid plot, dazzling special effects, and a captivating soundtrack. The music, in particular is so good, I could still sing/hum the tunes for years after first seeing the movie. My favorite has to be the "Duel" song between a cello and the computer. Wild, wacky, wonderful stuff!


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