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Circuitry Man (1990)

In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the... See full summary »

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Steven Lovy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Metzler ... Danner
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Lori
Lu Leonard Lu Leonard ... Juice
Vernon Wells ... Plughead
Barbara Alyn Woods ... Yoyo
Dennis Christopher ... Leech
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Bottomley Steven Bottomley ... Bartender
Barney Burman ... Cheater
Andy Goldberg Andy Goldberg ... Squid
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Jugs
Amy Hill ... Bartender (Oxy Hill)
Deborah Holland Deborah Holland ... Singer
Steve Hunter Steve Hunter ... Medic Attendant
Darren A. Lott Darren A. Lott ... Jackee
Karen Maruyama ... Biker Bandit
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In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the brain. Lori, a female body guard steals a case of such chips and flees underground Los Angeles with Danner, a pleasure android so that they can smuggle the chips to New York. In pursuit is Plughead, a dangerous criminal so named because of the many sockets and ports which decorate his scalp so that he can test and use the chips that he is after. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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The final frontier is not outer space. It is the human mind. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1990 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Circulatory Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Based on a student film that director Steven Lovy made while attending UCLA. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, where Leech is held at knife point, he clearly holds his cigar in his left hand, as the assailant forces him to his knees. When the camera angle changes from side to front, the cigar is in his mouth. See more »

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The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarities to actual persons, living, dead or synthetic, or to actual events or firms are purely coincidental. See more »

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Followed by Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994) See more »

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It's not exactly great but at least it has some original ideas
3 May 2013 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

In this environmental disaster sci-fi flick the Earth has been left devastated by exploitation by man. The air has been rendered unbreathable by years of pollution and people have been forced to live in underground cities. A female bodyguard joins forces with a gigolo android with an appalling haircut - the circuitry man – in order to deliver sexual pleasure microchips to an underworld character on the other side of the country. They are pursued, however, by a gang led by an eccentric criminal called Plughead – a man with a headful of sockets.

From the above synopsis it should be reasonably obvious that Circuitry Man is a film with quite a lot of imaginative ideas. Given the clearly low-budget you have to cut the movie some slack and say that it at least tried to bring something different to the table. However, it would only be fair to say that the premise is greater than the delivery, as it essentially becomes a chase film once our heroes run away from the bad guys. But it still has enough originality to keep it entertaining for the most part. The Plughead character is played by Vernon Wells who played the very campy bad guy in Commando. It was also followed by a very bad sequel.


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