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Michael Crichton

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About the Movie

From the creator of Jurassic Park and Sphere comes another spine-tingling sci-fi action thriller. It is the future. A sinister plot is turning helpful robots into assassins, and a cop is caught in a deadly showdown with the madman controlling the killer machines. They were crafted for the purpose of serving man. But now, guided by an evil force, they're committing murder in this fast-paced, futuristic action-adventure. Tom Selleck stars as Jack Ramsay, a sergeant in the Runaway Squad - a security force dedicated to the termination of defective or runaway robots. Ramsay and his assistant Thompson (Cynthia Rhodes) are called in when two electronic engineers meet violent deaths. They discover a link between the murders and the development of a terrifying new weapon by an evil mastermind. Ramsay and Thompson are attacked by murderous robots as they close in on the brilliant and insane electronics genius behind it all, Charles Luther (Gene Simmons). Then the deadly chase begins in this taut, high-tech thriller.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 18
  • Fresh: 8
  • Rotten: 10
  • Average Rating: 4.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Mr. Crichton has a much better feel for the film's gadgets than for its human players. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Nov 5, 2008

Rotten: This Michael Crichton robotic nightmare is so trite that the story seems lifted from Marvel Comics. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Lady-cop-robo-fun. Nothing really profound here but who cares? – Empire Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: It's rubbish, frankly, but rubbish in the nicest, most entertaining way possible. – Film4, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


This is a very obscure title and I'm suprised iTunes acquired it. For a B rate 80's movie this was really exceptional. 1st, this was a story written by Michael Crichton (you know, Jurassic Park, Congo, etc...THAT Michael Crichton). Secondly, it has a great cast...Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons in a role truely made for him. I think that the price is a little extreme concidering this is an old B movie but at the very least it's worth renting. Now I'd wish they'd come out with Saturn 3.

A blast...30 years ago

This movie was a blast to watch in the 80's but is relatively painful now. Gene Simmons is, as usual, grotesquely over the top and Tom Selleck handles his part as well as can be expected. The movie would be much more fun if it were to be remade but, alas, the story line as presented it too weak.