Android (1982)

USA,
80m, 2200 metres
colour
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Aaron Lipstadt.

Plot Summary

Dr Daniel and his android assistant Max, lead a quiet and isolated life aboard a remote space station where they are involved in illegal research into the creation of new and better . Their lives are turned upside down when three fleeing from justice arrive aboard the station.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Aaron Lipstadt
© 1982 New World Productions, Inc. and Android Productions, Inc.
New World Pictures [logo]. Released by New World Pictures
Executive Producer: Rupert Harvey in association with Barry Opper
Produced by: Mary Ann Fisher
Written by: James Reigle, Don Opper
Android is based on an original idea by: Will Reigle
Director of Photography: Tim Suhrstedt
Supervising Editor: R.J. Kizer
Editor: Andy Horvitch
Music by: Don Preston
Sound Mixer: Mark Ulano
Costumes: Merril Greene, Audrey Kasoff
Makeup: Sue Dolph
Hair Stylist: Peter Tothpal
Special Effects Makeup Design: John Buechler
Special Effects by: New World Effects
Art Directors: K.C. Scheibel, Wayne Springfield

Cast
Klaus Kinski (Dr Daniel)
Brie Howard (Maggie)
Norbert Weisser (Keller)
Crofton Hardester (Mendes)
Kendra Kirchner (Cassandra)
Max 404 (himself) Gary Corarito, Mary Ann Fisher, Darrell Larson, Ian Scheibel (Terrapol: Neptune)
Julia Gibson, Wayne Springfield (Terrapol: Minos)
Randy Connor, Roger Kelton, Rachel Talalay, Johanne Todd (Terrapols: Landing Party)

Alternative Titles

Der Android – German title
Androide – Spanish title
Androidi – kaksintaistelu avaruudessa – Finnish title

Includes extracts from
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Metropolis (1926)

Extracts included in
Critters 4 (1991)

Press

1982
Stills no.7 (July-August 1983) p.86
“Like Dark Star, Android is a playful film, witty (‘Max, you're a doll!'), charming and affectionate, though with mankind increasingly coming to play the role of target in the quick-flick market, it is perhaps ironic that our sympathy should be canvassed for the deprivation of robots.” – from a review by Brian Case

References

Periodicals
New Musical Express 4 February 1984 p.17 – review (On Vid by Andy Gill)
Starburst no.55 p.10 – illustrated review (by John Brosnan)
Stills no.7 (July-August 1983) p.86 – review (by Brian Case)
TV Times 15-21 February 1986 p.38 – credits

Books
Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.372 – credits, review
Elliot's Guide to Films on Video by John Elliot p.27 – credits, review
Hoffman's Guide to Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.23 – credits, review
Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.14-15
The Stop-motion Filmography by Neil Pettigrew pp.38-39
Virgin Film Yearbook 2 by James Park p.8 – credits, review