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Eve of Destruction (film)

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Director  Duncan Gibbins
Music director  Philippe Sarde
Duration  
Language  English
4.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Production  Interscope Communications
Country  United States
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Release date  January 18, 1991 (1991-01-18) (United States) August 7, 1991 (1991-08-07) (France) December 6, 1991 (1991-12-06) (Netherlands)
Writer  Duncan Gibbins, Yale Udoff
Cast  Gregory Hines (Colonel Jim McQuade), Renée Soutendijk (Dr. Eve Simmons / Eve VIII), Michael Greene (General Curtis), John M. Jackson (Peter Arnold), Kurt Fuller (Bill Schneider), Kevin McCarthy (William Simmons)
Similar movies  Universal Soldier: The Return (1999), Cyborg Soldier (2008), The Lawnmower Man (1992), Ex Machina (2015), Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Tagline  They gave her looks. Brains. Nuclear capabilities. Everything but an "off" switch.

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Eve of Destruction is a 1991 American science fiction action drama film. The film is about a gynoid named EVE VIII, designed in secret by the United States military for undercover operations. The film stars Gregory Hines as Col. Jim McQuade and Dutch actress Renée Soutendijk (in her first U.S. film) with the dual roles as the robot's creator Dr. Eve Simmons, and the robot Eve herself.

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Plot

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EVE VIII is a military gynoid created to look and sound exactly like her creator, Dr. Eve Simmons. When the robot is damaged during a bank robbery, it accesses memories it was programmed with by her creator. The memories used though are dark and tragic ones.

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The robot is also programmed as a killing machine if anyone tries to stop her mission. Colonel Jim McQuade is tasked with eliminating the unstoppable machine. With the help of Dr. Simmons, he tries to outthink the intelligent and emotional robotic doppelgänger.

Cast

  • Gregory Hines as Col. Jim McQuade
  • Renée Soutendijk as Dr. Eve Simmons/EVE VIII
  • Kurt Fuller as Bill Schneider
  • Michael Greene as General Curtis
  • John M. Jackson as Peter Arnold
  • Loren Haynes as Steve the Robot
  • Reception

    Vincent Canby gave a negative review in The New York Times, calling the film "an undistinguished, barely functional action-melodrama." As of March 2014, the film has a 10% "rotten" score on RottenTomatoes.com.

    Box Office

    The movie opened with $2.5 million.

    References

    Eve of Destruction (film) Wikipedia
    Eve of Destruction (film) IMDb Eve of Destruction (film) themoviedb.org


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