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Electric Dreams (1984)
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Electric Dreams (1984) This upbeat love story features an architect named Miles who decides to modernize his life by buying a computer. Not knowing a thing about them he purchases the biggest most power system he can get ahold of, and wastes no time in having all sorts of accidents - dropping it, spilling wine on it, cross wiring it. All of which ends up causing something amazing to happen, the computer gains self-awareness! Using it's word processor, speakers and microphone the computer learns to communicate with Miles and they become friends as he teaches it about life. Then a pretty cello player moves in next door and the shy Miles and super-intelligent but inexperienced computer conspire to get her to love Miles in the best tradition of Cyrano. After the computer and the woman start to share music together through the heating ducts the computer falls for the woman too. Soon man and machine are battling for who has the right to date her. In the end the computer concludes that it doesn't have a chance with the woman and wishes the couple a happy life together. It downloads itself into the electrical system and departs for destinations unknown, but not before invading a local radio station's computers to request a musical tribute to the new couple.

Movie Tagline:
Meet Edgar. He'll make you sing, make you dance, make you laugh, make you cry, make you jealous, make you nuts.

Title: Electric Dreams
Release Date: July 20, 1984
Runtime: 95 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA, UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Buried.com Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With E

MPAA Rating: PG

Steve Barron

Lenny von Dohlen ...Miles Harding
Virginia Madsen ...Madeline Robistat
Maxwell Caulfield ...Bill
Bud Cort ...Edgar (voice)
Don Fellows ...Mr. Ryley
Alan Polonsky ...Frank, Co-Worker
Wendy Miller ...Computer Clerk
Harry Rabinowitz ...Conductor
Miriam Margolyes ...Ticket Girl
Holly De Jong ...Ryley's Receptionist
Stella Maris ...Woman at Airport
Mary Doran ...Millie
Diana Choy ...Check-Out Girl
Jim Steck ...Removal Man
Gary Pettinger ...Removal Man
Bob Coffey ...Removal Man
Mac McDonald ...Removal Man
Regina Walden ...Neighbor
Howland Chamberlain ...Neighbor (as Howland Chamberlin)
Patsy Smart ...Lady in Ticket Line
Madeleine Christie ...Lady at Concert
Preston Lockwood ...Man at Concert
Shermaine Michaels ...Girl Outside Concert Hall
Lisa Vogel ...Tour Guide
Koo Stark ...Girl in Soap Opera
Winston T. Dog ...Himself
Gina Francis ...Sales Girl / Aerobics Instructor
Ruth Westheimer ...Talk Show Host (voice) (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
Frazer Smith ...D.J.
Giorgio Moroder ...Radio Producer

Richard Branson
Larry DeWaay
Rusty Lemorande

Rusty Lemorande

Giorgio Moroder

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Electric Dreams"
"Karma Chameleon"
"Now You're Mine"
"Johnny Too Bad"
"Waltz of the Flowers"
"The Duel"
"The Thieving Magpie"
"Suite from Anna Magdalena Bach"
"Toccata and Fugue in D minor"
"Mad Minuet"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Meet Edgar. He'll make you sing, make you dance, make you laugh, make you cry, make you jealous, make you nuts.
  • The most unusual triangle in the history of love: a boy, a girl, and a computer.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Madeline Robistat: So what is it? Some new building? Miles Harding: No... some new brick.
  • Miles Harding: Or maybe the champagne?
  • Edgar: Hello, Dr. Ruth. It's me again. Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Oh, hello Me! I was wondering when you would call.
  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer: When you are sitting in front of a crackling fireplace... Edgar: Crackling fireplace. Dr. Ruth Westheimer: ...and you take that woman into your arms... Edgar: But I don't *have* any arms. Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Don't you have anything you can touch her with? Edgar: I don't have *anything*! Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Oh dear. Maybe you should go to a clinic. Edgar: But I can't, Dr. Ruth. Moles keeps me locked up. Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Locked up? You should call the police right away! Edgar: Right away. Yeah!
  • Miles Harding: Sweet dreams. Edgar: What's a dream? Miles Harding: A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep. Edgar: [skeptical] Who says? Miles Harding: Walt Disney. Sleeping Beauty, nineteen... fifty. Edgar: No, it was Cinderella, 1949. Miles Harding: [exasperated] Good *night*! Edgar: [cheekily] 'Night.
Movie Trivia:
  • Cameo: [Giorgio Moroder] radio station executive at the very end.
  • The cello piece played by Madeline in the song "The Duel" is the Minuet #4 in G (BWV Anh.II.114) from "Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach" by Christian Petzold (formerly attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach).
  • As the voice of the computer, Bud Cort had to deliver his entire performance from inside a box on the set; his co-stars were never allowed to see him during filming. The director was afraid that if the other performers associated a person to the voice, they would react to it as if they were talking to a human being instead of a computer and the difference in reaction would show on camera.
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