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Electric Dreams (1984)

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A shy computer-whiz programs his PC to write love songs about his next-door neighbor, a beautiful classical musician, not knowing that the computer itself has also fallen in love with her. Much comic confusion naturally follows in this computer-age take on Cyrano de Bergerac.

Cast

Lenny Von Dohlen
as Miles Harding
Virginia Madsen
as Madeline Robistat
Bud Cort
as Voice of Edgar
Wendy Miller
as Computer Clerk
Miriam Margolyes
as Ticket Girl
Holly De Jon
as Ryley's Receptionist
Stella Maris
as Woman at Airport
Mary Doran
as Millie
Diana Choy
as Checkout Girl
Jim Steck
as Removal Man
Gary Pettinger
as Removal Man
Bob Coffey
as Removal Man
Mac MacDonald
as Removal Man
Regina Walden
as Neighbor
Patsy Smart
as Lady in Ticket Line
Madeleine Christie
as Lady at Concert
Preston Lockwood
as Man at Concert
Shermaine Michaels
as Girl outside Concert
Lisa Vogel
as Tour Guide
Koo Stark
as Girl in Soap Opera
Gina Francis
as Sales Girl/Aerobic Instructor
Giorgio Moroder
as Radio Producer
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
as Talk Show Host
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Critic Reviews for Electric Dreams

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

This is a lighthearted romantic comedy that has its moments, both humorous and thought-provoking.

April 1, 2014 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Photographically busy, though to no meaningful purpose, mildly amusing at best, the piece finally expires with what could be, but probably isn't, a parody of a feel-good ending.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

It's not often that a modern movie has the courage to give us a hero who doesn't seem to be a cross between a disco god and an aerobics instructor, but the von Dohlen character is a nice change.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

In the failure of Electric Dreams to blend and balance its ingredients properly, plot elements are lost (the brick), credibility is overtaxed (the lovelorn computer), and what remains is high tech without being high art.

August 30, 2004 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

There are all kinds of disassociated, disturbing ideas floating around in the screenplay, none of which survive the filmmakers' decision to play everything for cloying cuteness.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Elevated by Giorgio Moroder's score and Bud Cort's vocal performance as an A.I.

July 25, 2015 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Electric Dreams

Very dated and very silly. Someone may make a good remake one day though. Mainly it survives for nostalgia.

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