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FULL SYNOPSIS

In this arch sci-fi sex comedy-cum-action extravaganza, a hard-nosed female mercenary helps a hapless yuppie find a new body for his robot girlfriend in the post-industrial wasteland of the American Southwest. In the year 2017, what little remains of civilization feeds off the scrap heap of 20th century waste, while even casual sex has become a matter of regulations and contracts. Like many other members of the L.A. white-collar elite, Sam Treatwell (David Andrews) takes refuge in a quasi-marriage with his beloved sex robot, Cherry (Pamela Gidley). After a soft-focus, bubbly sexcapade short circuits Cherry's body, Sam considers replacing her, but the shoddy production values of modern robots make it obvious that the vintage appliance is irreplaceable. To put it simply, the guy's in love. The wistful romantic therefore heads out to The Zone, a forbidding no man's land, where he hopes to find a new "chassis" in which to insert Cherry's unique personality chip. To do so, he needs the help of a "tracker," and E. Johnson (Melanie Griffith) is just the woman for the job. The gun-toting, red-headed road warrior leads Sam through a dystopian desert landscape full of psychopaths and opportunists toward their final destination: an abandoned warehouse full of antique androids. Along the way, Sam learns what it's like to interact with a woman who has brains and a heart instead of a microchip. Filmed in 1986, Cherry 2000 didn't receive its limited theatrical release until 1988, the same year star Griffith received an Oscar nomination for her role in Working Girl. Griffith and director Steven de Jarnatt previously worked together on the pilot for the 1980s revival of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Ben Johnson, veteran of many a Hollywood Western, appears as E. Johnson's mentor, Six Finger Jake. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:February 5, 1988

Cast

Melanie Griffith
as E. Johnson
David Andrews
as Sam Treadwell
Ben Johnson
as Six Finger Jake
Tim Thomerson
as Lester
Harry Carey, Jr.
as Snappy Tom
Brion James
as Stacy
Pam Gidley
as Cherry 2000
Cameron Milzer
as Ginger
Michael Gwynne
as Slim
Jennifer Mayo
as Randa
Marshall Bell
as Bill
Jeff Levine
as Marty
Howard Swain
as Skeet
Robert Z'Dar
as Chet
Claude Earl Jones
as Earl
Catherine Stewart
Laurence Fishburne
as Glu Glu Lawyer
Frances McCaffrey
as Glu Glu Club Patron
Ray Favaro
as Glu Glu Club Patron
Annabel Brooks
as Glu Glu Club Patron
John Tarnoff
as Lawyer
Jack Thibeau
as Stubby Man
Sly Ali Smith
as Bartender
Jennifer Balgobin
as Glory Hole Clerk

Crew

Steve De Jarnatt
Director
Lloyd Fonvielle
Producer
Lloyd Fonvielle
Screen Story
Lloyd Fonvielle
Screenwriter
Michael Almereyda
Screenwriter
Jack Wallner
Cinematographer
Jacques Haitkin
Cinematographer
Tom Villano
Musical Direction/Supervision
Basil Poledouris
Composer (Music Score)
Edward M. Abroms
Editor
Duwayne Dunham
Editor
Caldecot "Cotty" Chubb
Co-producer
Elliot Schick
Co-producer
Edward R. Pressman
Co-producer
Lloyd Fonvielle
Executive Producer
Anne Kuljian
Set Decorator
Julie Weiss
Costume Designer
Jerry Grandey
First Assistant Director
Thomas Rosales, Jr.
Stunts
Roy Jenson
Stunts
Kevin Swigert
Stunts
Ben R. Scott
Stunts
Kathleen O'Haco
Stunts
Gene Hartline
Stunts
Scott Sproule
Stunts
Walt LaRue
Stunts
Danny Wong
Stunts
Sasha Jenson
Stunts
John-Clay Scott
Stunts
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Elliot Schick
Production Manager
Dawn Martin
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Adrienne Hamalian-Mangine
Script Supervisor
Jill Simpson
Casting Assistant
Katterli A. Frauenfelder
Second Assistant Director
Isabella Van Soest
Costumes Supervisor
Louis G. Friedman
Line Producer
Chuck Wentworth
Pilot
Ellen Freund
Properties Master
Greg Gardiner
Gaffer
Harry Hauss
Pilot
Martin A. Kline
Storyboard Artist
Josh Bleibtreu
First Assistant Camera
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