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Ok, this is not a block buster A list movie. It is a Wonderful 80s flick with great stars that were early in their career. It is a fun romp into the 80s flicks that you cannot miss.
Underrated low-budget sci-fi film with some intriguing ideas. Clearly influenced by Blade Runner and other post-apoc futuristic films, the story of a man looking for a replacement for his short-circuited robot dream wife gives peeps into a 2017 that may've actually come true. Men and women negotiating sexual encounters with contracts at the Glu Glu Club, a man so accustomed to a subservient robot wife that he's not sure what to make of a real thinking woman, etc. The action sequences are pretty contrived (the "river crossing" being a catastrophe of unbelievable plot armor), the technology sort of goofy. But if you can sit through an overly effected 80s SF potboiler, there's a bit to think about underneath. There's a reason it's a minor cult favorite.
Half baked plot that was laughable and the characters annoying.
Part Logan's Run, part Mad Max, it's a movie set in the near future (well... 2017). Society has become bureaucratic and even dating has become an ordeal in which contracts need to be drawn up by lawyers.
Sam Treadwell is an executive who owns a rare sex robot/wife, a Cherry 2000 model. Unfortunately while trying to screw her on the floor while the sink overflows, Cherry has a short circuit and is irreparably damaged. All is not lost though; the memory disk can be extracted and put into a new Cherry 2000 model. But unfortunately to get a replacement, Sam has to go deep into "Zone 7" which is a notoriously lawless and dangerous wasteland, and to make the journey Sam will need to employ the services of a Tracker.
Enter Edith "E" Johnson (played by Melanie Griffith), a resourceful and dangerous tracker and they set off into the wastes in E's modified Ford Mustang and come up against delightful wasteland warlord Lester and his goons... And of course, Sam discovers that a submissive, domestic sexbot isn't quite as interesting the opinionated, independent and dangerous E Johnson...
Melanie Griffith is brilliant as E Johnson. I'm not honestly a fan of the actress but she pulls off this action role really well. She's a fantastic heroine. And cute AF too.
The car. It's a modified Ford Mustang with off-road tyres and raised suspension. It looks cool and after taking some flamethrower battle damage fairly early on in the movie it ends up looking *even cooler*. The action scenes with the car are sometimes quite amazing. There is a remarkable scene where they need to cross a dam with the car being carried by a crane. It's breathtaking.
The soundtrack by Basil Poledouris. This is the guy who did the music from Conan the Barbarian, Robocop and other movies. It's a kicking soundtrack.
Lester, (played by Tim Thomerson) is a brilliantly laid back and memorable villain with some cracking dialogue.
Cherry 2000 (played by Pamela Gidley) is amusing, but doesn't actually get much screen time.
The not so good:
Sam Treadwell (played by David Andrews) is a fairly unremarkable character. Not bad, but the scenes tend to get stolen by more interesting characters. There really isn't much chemistry between Andrews and Griffith.
It's inconsistent in places. The Mustang is so badass it can survive unscathed after *getting shot by multiple rocket launchers*, yet it still gets bullet holes.
Overall it's a bit dated. The future is the future the 80s thought might happen. It is what it is.
Right off the bat, considering the subject matter and lame dialogue, anyone would giess it's not going to be a classic. Since Mad Max, socialist Hollywood has had a fascination with dystopian futures and destruction of the status quo. This story was to take place in 2017. Considering the dystopian desert landscape full of psychopaths and opportunists, Marxist Hollywood wasn't too far off with its prediction considering the recent Chop / Chaz. Nothing about this film stands out, but I've seen far worse.
This is set in 2017, yet the movie's dystopian vision is far more utopian than our actual dystopia.
In post-apocalyptic 2017 America, a rich perv hires a female "tracker" to take him to the land of Fallout: New Vegas in order to locate a sex doll in a junk yard. A 1950's-esque desert cult doesn't take kindly to them in their territory and spend the last half of the movie trying to hunt down the two invaders. The female tracker get jealous of the feelings the perv has for his robot. Entertaining and funny with a clever message about hook-up culture and sexual relations in general delivered in a cringy and campy method with a great score by Basil Poledouris.
If you want to see the beauty of american nature, this is a great choise. If you want to see a good movie, this is not the right choice.
A really likable light Mad Max like post-apocalypse movie that is adventure, action, drama, and comedy! Watch and see for yourself. Synopsis: In futuristic Anaheim, California, 'Sam' has the perfect woman in a cyborg 'Cherry 2000', beautiful, submissive, doesn't babel on endlessly, knows what he wants, and does anything he wants, any time he wants it! She short circuits in a wet sex romp. He sees only ugliness and anger in the 'real' women in Anaheim and wants his 'perfection' again. He seeks out & hires a 'Tracker', E Johnson, to take him into the lawless bad lands to a stockpile of more 'perfect' women cyborgs, and Cherry 2000's, (without programming) in abandoned Las Vegas. This area is closely guarded by a homicidal psycho & his 'army'. Lots of humorous chase, shoot'em up, action adventure scenes results... During his pursuit of the perfect woman replacement his time with E Johnson changes his views of 'real women' and the obvious results. Great to see Ben Johnson & Harry Carey Jr. together. They, separately and together, played in many, many, Western movie greats for decades. I hardly recognized Carey as he has not aged well, unless it was the make-up.
A daring action movie I've seen.