Los Angeles Times - 10/31/1990
"...The quirky, amusingly ingenious CIRCUITRY MAN whisks us into an all-too-believable near-future..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Part sci-fi, part romance, and part road movie, Circuitry Man is set in the near future when the atmosphere has become too polluted and toxic for humans to live, forcing them to live underground -- a dark, depressing environment that can only be escaped with supplies of oxygen and the use of secret pathways that lead "topside." Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is Lori, a former bodyguard compelled into serving her former boss, Juice (Lu Leonard), a vicious dealer, during an exchange with the ruthless addict, Plughead (Vernon Wells). When a police bust causes everything to go wrong, Lori ends up with the score and an opportunity to change her life, but she needs to get to New York and escape the sadistic Plughead - not to mention the cops pursuing her - to capitalize on the illegal cache. Lori teams up with Danner (Jim Metzler), a "synthetic" gigolo held captive by an idea Juice has planted in his program. Lori manipulates Danner for his assistance in getting to New York, but the two face extraordinary hazards and obstacles on the way. Newly remastered.
Los angeles in the future - everyone lives underground and many are fitted with "plugs" in their heads. When a shipment of high-tech narcotic plugs falls through, a female bodyguard and a male android must fight for their lives against the slightly upset criminals.
In a futuristic world where humans live underground for fear of toxic air pollution, people take refuge in electronic narcotics that plug directly into the brain. But Lori, who works as a bodyguard for the criminals who control these drugs, has had enough and wants out of the racket forever. She's just got one more job to do before she's free...
Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.
Available in the UK on video, distributed by 20/20 Vision, NVT13078.
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