Hardware

1990

Hardware

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Total Count: 12

53%

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Richard Stanley's cyberpunk thriller stars Dylan McDermott as Mo, a survivor of a post-apocalyptic future world who makes a living selling salvaged machinery. When some robot parts he's collected rebuild themselves, the reborn creature sets out on a murder spree.

Cast

Dylan McDermott
as Moses Baxter
William Hootkins
as Lincoln Wineberg Jr.
Iggy Pop
as Angry Bob
Mac MacDonald
as Newscaster
Carl McCoy
as Zone Tripper
Chris McHallem
as Premier Boelgaxof
Lemmy
as Taxi driver
Barbara Yu Ling
as Chinese Mother
Arnold Lee
as Chinese Family Member
Susie Ng
as Chinese Family Member
Fred Leeown
as Chinese Family Member
Mimi Chinn
as Chinese Family Member
Sebastian Chee
as Chinese Family Member
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Audience Reviews for Hardware

  • Jul 22, 2016
    I can't sit here and tell you that Hardware is outright "good", but what I can do is recommend it anyway. At least I can if you think your tastes might be even fractionally similar to mine. If you go in for 80's cinema, cyberpunk, PiL, Motorhead, Iggy Pop, Post-Apocalyptia, Psychedelia, sex, drugs and rock & roll, practical effects and Dylan McDermott, or you think you could go in for any of those, then give Hardware a chance. At a runtime of just 94 minutes, you haven't got much to lose.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2015
    A collection of interesting ideas and style that isn't matched by the final execution which falls into a lot of familiar horror tropes. However, I appreciate that the filmmakers actually followed through with their cynical themes.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2013
    Hardware is silly but fun at the same time. It tried too hard to scare and just looked silly, but I do enjoy the concept of a post apocalyptic dystopia filled with paranoia, oppression and robots.Slightly preposterous but the amount of fire power redeemed the film.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2011
    Post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk horror based on a short comic book story called "Shok" about a self-repairing combat cyborg that terrorizes a lady in an apartment block. Pretty good I thought. I liked its interpretation of a post nuclear holocaust world. Pretty cool soundtrack too with cameos from rock legends Iggy Pop and Lemmy from Motorhead. Takes a while for the action to get going but there are a couple of awesomely bloody deaths. As for the cyborg itself I didn't find it too menacing really and it moved quite awkwardly too, the low-budget obviously played its part in the special-effects department. But the "M.A.R.K. 13" does have enough character to make it as memorable as other villainous robots like "ED-209" from the Robocop films. Good film overall, but not great. It's earned its cult status though.
    Lee ? Super Reviewer

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