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Heartbeeps

Film (1981). Universal. Directed by Allan Arkush. Written by John Hill. Cast includes Andy Kaufman, Bernadette Peters and Randy Quaid. 79 minutes. Colour.

Obviously disliked by its distributors, who trimmed it by ten minutes before release (not enough action) and then allowed it to sink almost without trace, this film is a mildly amusing, perhaps over-cute, extremely silly comedy about two domestic Robots (male and female) who escape from the repair shop and fall in love. It oscillates between gentle Satire and over-the-top sentimentality. The robots (Peters and Kaufman in all-over plastic) are well realized. [PN]

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Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls and Graham Sleight.
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