Colossus: The Forbin Project


Colossus: The Forbin Project

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The granddaddy of all "computer run amok" films, Colossus: The Forbin Project concerns a huge electronic brain designed to control the American missile defense system. Colossus' technicians do not count on the computer developing an intelligence of its own. Communicating with its Russian counterpart, Colossus decides to take over the earth, threatening global destruction should anyone try to pull its plug. The film's climax is unsettling, but no more so than the actual state of world affairs in 1970. Colossus: The Forbin Project was filmed in Canada.


Eric Braeden
as Dr. Charles Forbin
Susan Clark
as Dr. Cleo Markham
Gordon Pinsent
as The President
William Schallert
as CIA Director Grauber
Leonid Rostoff
as Russian Chairman
Georg Stanford Brown
as Dr. John F. Fisher
Willard Sage
as Dr. Blake
Alex Rodine
as Dr. Kurpin
Martin E. Brooks
as Dr. Jefferson J. Johnson
Marion Ross
as Angela Fields
Dolph Sweet
as Missile Commander
Byron Morrow
as Secretary of State
Lew Brown
as Peterson
Sid McCoy
as Secretary of Defense
Tom Basham
as Thomas L. Harrison
Sergei Tschernisch
as Russian Translator
Robert Cornthwaite
as Other Scientist
James Hong
as Other Scientist
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  • Dec 18, 2015
    Solid Cold War thriller, only let down by a cowardly ending.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 16, 2011
    Early 70s cold war story concerning Colossus a computer put in place to take control of every desision in event of first strike, they go public, then the ussr have their own version, the two start talking and next thing cause a bit of trouble, Colossus then controls the country, but in a silly way in this film, with some bad moments seen here, a funny scene involvinjg the creator of colossus( Colossus wants him seen every moment so creator invents love interest in his assistent, it ends up with a full on date at house so finally they can be alone and talk about colossus, its all silly but its fun,
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2007
    Really, really well done "computers take over the world" movie from 1970. Highly recommended if you dig on paranoia fueled sci-fi!
    Ken S Super Reviewer

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