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Electric Grandmother (1982)

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The Electric Grandmother was the second TV adaptation of Ray Bradbury's I Sing the Body Electric (the first was presented on The Twilight Zone in 1962). Maureen Stapleton plays the title character, a custom-made android purchased by widowed Edward Hermann. "Grandma", a magical creation who can read minds and conjure up meals literally at her fingertips, is supposed to act as surrogate mother to Herrmann's three children; two of the kids accept her immediately, but the third (Tara Kennedy) is hostile. The relationship thaws after Grandma saves the little girl's life. Years later, the grown-up children tearfully bid their Grandma a fond farewell; but the grandmother eventually cares for the children after they themselves have grown old. Paul Benedict costars as cheerfully eccentric robot creator Guido Fantoccini. Adapted for television by Ray Bradbury and Jeffrey Kindley, the 60-minute The Electric Grandmother first aired as an NBC "Project Peacock" special on January 17, 1982.

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I think I liked this film when I watched it in 4th grade, but now, nothing remains when I think of it.

Olga K
Olga K

I really loved this movie. Made for TV and basesd on Ray Bradbury's "I Sing The Body Electric") it both a good science fiction, and a moving heart tugger. I could watch it over and over.

Clifford Boerema
Clifford Boerema

I have loved this movie since I saw it from the library as a child. It is so WEIRD! AND, its based off of a Ray Bradbury story so it's good! I love old people!

Kayla Kromer
Kayla Kromer

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