Deadly Friend

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Deadly Friend Review


Before she was Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kristy Swanson was, er, a robot. Deadly Friend has to be one of the guiltiest of all guilty pleasures, a Wes Craven-directed thriller about a new kid in town, who has invented a robot that would be considered sophisticated even today, but which has violent tendencies. Lest you think the little robot is going to start killing people, think again: The girl next door (Swanson) gets beat up and accidentally killed by her abusive dad, so our genius hero sneaks into the morgue and implants a robot chip into her head. Presto: zombie robot Kristy Swanson is up and at 'em and getting revenge. Best scene: Robo-Kristy hurls a basketball at a poor lady's head, causing it to explode. A basketball. Deadly friend, indeed.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 91 mins

In Theaters: Friday 10th October 1986

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Production compaines: Warner Bros. Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

IMDB: 5.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Robert Crawford, Patrick Kelley, Robert M. Sherman

Starring: Matthew Laborteaux as Paul Conway, as Samantha Pringle, Michael Sharrett as Tom 'Slime' Toomey, Anne Twomey as Jeannie Conway, Anne Ramsey as Elvira Parker, Richard Marcus as Harry Pringle, Russ Marin as Dr. Johanson, Lee Paul as Sergeant Volchek, Andrew Roperto as Carl

Also starring:

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