In 2070, police detective David Hume and his partner Ian Farve attempt to track down a group of murderous androids with ties to a corrupt corporation, named Recall, which are based on Mars.Written by
Dimension Films parent company Disney bought the rights of the 83-minute pilot episode and released it straight to VHS and DVD as a standalone TV movie for commercial reasons. See more »
Ehrenthal's voice is actually one-half a second ahead of his lips when he is dressing down Hume for arresting Richard Collector. See more »
Before you go.
The 12mm that killed the android?
The out-of-policy 12mm?
You have no knowledge of what happened to it?
I have no knowledge.
[turns and leaves]
[seeing gun on thermal scan]
We can stop him before he leaves the building if you want.
No. Let him hang onto the gun for the moment. I'm almost more interested in what he plans on doing with it than where it came from.
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I clumsily rented this thinking it was the Phil Dick classic. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
There's absolutely nothing interesting to be said about this film. But there might be something interesting in asking why producers think that cheesy stuff will be sweetened if it is wrapped in SciFi trappings. My own opinion is that this can be called the Star Trek effect.
Science Fiction comes in a few strongly differentiated flavors. One of those, quite distinct from the others, takes one simple idea and extrapolates it into an abstract world to explore `what if.' For instance, a story might explore what if a completely egalitarian society existed? The placing in the `future' is just a way of getting distance from common expectations. Star Trek was very much in this tradition. Their simple morality plays depended on a minimalization of the details of the future world. That is to say that the success of the story depended on the sets being fakey, the acting juvenile, the effects mindbogglingly stupid.
Many fans (not me actually) fondly adopted the approach. Since then, producers have blindly assumed that relaxing standards on the production is okay as long as SciFi is the style. Not so, and definitely not so in this case, where the story is the merest skeleton for moving photons.
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