Deadly Friend is a science fiction and horror movie . Screen version of the novel by Diane Henstell's "Friend" ( Eng. Friend ).
|Producer||Robert Crawford |
Robert M. Sherman
|Bruce Joel Rubin|
|In the main|
|Matthew Laborteau |
|Operator||Philip H. Latop|
|Film company||Warner bros|
|Budget||11 million dollars|
Teenager Paul Conway and his mother Ginny are moving to a new city, where they live in a private house. Paul studies the brain at a local college and develops a robot named BB (BBC), created by him. BB, under the guidance of the owner, tries in different situations to act and think as an independent person, sometimes he succeeds. Paul also makes new friends: Tom and a girl named Samantha (Sami), who lives next door to the Conway family home. Another neighbor is the old lady Elvira Parker, who hates if anyone enters her property.
On Halloween night, Paul, Tom, and Samantha open the castle on her gate and try to enter the house to pick up their basketball. BB shot by an old lady. Sami is a girl with a crazy father, he always keeps her in fear. That night, Samy first kissed Paul. Seeing this, the father beats his daughter and lowers her up the stairs in the house. Samy gets a severe head injury - a mortal wound. Doctors tell Paul she can't live long.
Then Paul forces Tom to work with him to help save Samy. His plan: to steal a girlfriend from the hospital before the life support device is turned off. Unfortunately, a friend does not have time for just a few minutes - the girl dies. But Paul doesn’t give up, takes the chip from the BB processor and surgically injects it into Samantha’s brain. According to Paul, a modified robot chip can heal wounds and resurrect Sami. Samantha is activated by the BB remote control and comes to life, but later she begins to experience excitement when she sees her father through the window. The brain of the robot and the instincts of primitive man rule Samantha. Terrified, she turns off the power.
But Samantha managed to avoid dependence on batteries and a control panel. Soon the police will take out two corpses from neighboring houses, for Samantha has gained inhuman strength and a thirst for revenge. The head of her defeated father burns down in the basement furnace, and Elvira Parker gets a ball on the head to death. Paul is trying to stop her, and then save her from police harassment, guided by her love for her. Samantha also sees him as the only friend, but does not rely on his help and acts herself. Seeing himself in a mirror, the monster Samantha sees a decaying body. She has one way out - to die ... Paul comes to her in the morgue to steal her again. He sees a cold body ... But it suddenly comes to life ... The final shots we look no longer with Samantha’s eyes, but with the eyes of a BB robot. He became the master of the body of a sadly dead girl.
- Matthew Labortier - Paul Conway
- Christie Swanson - Samantha Pringle
- Michael Sharrett - Slime
- Anne Twomey - Jenny Conway
- Richard Marcus - Harry Pringle
- Anne Ramsey - Elvira Parker
- Lee Paul - Sergeant Volchek
- Charles Fleischer - Voice of the Robot
- Russ Marine - Dr. Johnson
- Joel Hyle - Sheriff
- The film was shot two years after the release of the first " Nightmare on Elm Street " and generally very well repeats the ideas of the director Wes Craven of those years.
- The plot of the picture to some extent resembles the world-famous adaptation of Frankenstein , but in a modern setting.