• PG-13
  • 1h 40m
  • 1984
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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.
© 1984 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

This Michael Crichton robotic nightmare is so trite that the story seems lifted from Marvel Comics...

June 21, 2017
Time Out

Once it turns from the hardware and the action to people, you can hardly believe your eyes or your...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin

Mr. Crichton has a much better feel for the film's gadgets than for its human players.

June 17, 2017
Rob Vaux

A cautionary tale about robots run amok that ages as badly as keyboard ties and shoulder pads.

June 25, 2017
TV Guide

Selleck provides a thoughtful performance, coming across as a real, feeling person instead of the...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Release Date:December 14, 1984
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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