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Cherry 2000 (1988)

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In this arch sci-fi sex comedy-cum-action extravaganza, a hard-nosed female mercenary helps a hapless yuppie find a new body for his robot girlfriend in the post-industrial wasteland of the American Southwest. In the year 2017, what little remains of civilization feeds off the scrap heap of 20th century waste, while even casual sex has become a matter of regulations and contracts. Like many other members of the L.A. white-collar elite, Sam Treatwell (David Andrews) takes refuge in a quasi-marriage with his beloved sex robot, Cherry (Pamela Gidley). After a soft-focus, bubbly sexcapade short circuits Cherry's body, Sam considers replacing her, but the shoddy production values of modern robots make it obvious that the vintage appliance is irreplaceable. To put it simply, the guy's in love. The wistful romantic therefore heads out to The Zone, a forbidding no man's land, where he hopes to find a new "chassis" in which to insert Cherry's unique personality chip. To do so, he needs the help of a "tracker," and E. Johnson (Melanie Griffith) is just the woman for the job. The gun-toting, red-headed road warrior leads Sam through a dystopian desert landscape full of psychopaths and opportunists toward their final destination: an abandoned warehouse full of antique androids. Along the way, Sam learns what it's like to interact with a woman who has brains and a heart instead of a microchip. Filmed in 1986, Cherry 2000 didn't receive its limited theatrical release until 1988, the same year star Griffith received an Oscar nomination for her role in Working Girl. Griffith and director Steven de Jarnatt previously worked together on the pilot for the 1980s revival of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Ben Johnson, veteran of many a Hollywood Western, appears as E. Johnson's mentor, Six Finger Jake.

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Cast

Melanie Griffith
as E. Johnson
David Andrews
as Sam Treadwell
Pamela Gidley
as Cherry 2000
Ben Johnson
as Six Fingered Jake
Jennifer Balgobin
as Glory Hole Clerk
Laurence Fishburne
as Glu Glu Lawyer
Jack Thibeau
as Stubby Man
Annabel Brooks
as Glu Glu Club Patron
Ray Favaro
as Glu Glu Club Patron
Frances McCaffrey
as Glu Glu Club Patron
Sly Ali Smith
as Bartender
Jenny Lester-McKeon
as Robot at Slim's
Katie Greene
as Amy Meemur
Joan Riddell
as Frazzied Woman
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Critic Reviews for Cherry 2000

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

A tongue-in-cheek sci-fi action pic which owes a considerable debt to the Mad Max movies.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

A walk on the mild side.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

Likeable, but do you want to own it?

January 15, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Empire Magazine

Its movies like Cherry 2000 that make up some of the most memorable viewing experiences that we tend to remember most.

January 15, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…
IGN Movies

Offers a colorful supporting cast and a fluid pace.

January 15, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Blu-ray.com

Attempts at quirky humor fall flat and the film settles into a fairly conventional action yarn.

January 15, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Cherry 2000

What's an urban pretty boy to do in the post-apocalypse once he's broken his favorite bit of indispensable technology and nobody makes replacement parts anymore? That's the opening gambit in this sci-fi romp that's more comedy/romance than sci-fi, a tip of the hat to the old pulp days of the genre. Melanie Griffiths is the star and she's actually good in this = surprise.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

This is a strange sci-fi movie with a stupid story and so-so actors. I didn't care for it at all.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

If you ever meet someone who thinks that it is impossible to suck and blow at the same time, just tell them to watch this movie.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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