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|Directed by||Steve De Jarnatt|
|Produced by||Edward R. Pressman
|Written by||Lloyd Fonvielle (story)
Michael Almereyda (screenplay)
|Music by||Basil Poledouris|
|Editing by||Edward M. Abroms
|Distributed by||Orion Pictures|
|Running time||93 minutes|
In the year 2017, robotic technology has made tremendous developments and female androids (or "gynoids") are used as prostitutes or substitutes for wives. At the same time, the economy of the world is in decay. Business executive Sam Treadwell's (David Andrews) "Cherry 2000" android (Pamela Gidley), short circuits during sex while on the wet kitchen floor. He is told by a repairman that she's irreparable and finding another Cherry android will be difficult since she was a limited edition.
After removing the small optical disk with all the memory from the old unit, Treadwell searches for a replacement, enlisting Edith "E" Johnson (Melanie Griffith), a tough tracker who guides him into the wasteland of a post-apocalyptic United States. She is leading him to an abandoned manufacturing plant where he hopes to find another Cherry 2000 model. Standing in their way is Lester (Tim Thomerson), a wasteland overlord with deranged subordinates.
- Melanie Griffith as E. (Edith) Johnson
- David Andrews as Sam Treadwell
- Tim Thomerson as Lester
- Pamela Gidley as Cherry 2000
- Harry Carey, Jr. as Snappy Tom
- Ben Johnson as Six-Fingered Jake
- Brion James as Stacy
- Marshall Bell as Bill
- Laurence Fishburne as Glu Glu Lawyer
- Michael C. Gwynne as Slim
- Jack Thibeau as Stubby Man
- Jennifer Balgobin as Glory Hole Hotel Clerk
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Cherry 2000 is widely known for the original score composed by Basil Poledouris. The soundtrack album prepared for release at the time of the film was canceled due to the film being shelved for a few years instead of receiving a theatrical release. Later, Varèse Sarabande decided to make it the debut release in their CD Club. Originally sold by mail-order for US$20 and at only 1500 copies, it became a highly valued collectible, one copy selling for $2,500 on eBay. However, for being such a touted collectors' item, the packaging for this limited edition CD was riddled with typographical errors. The track list had the incorrect length printed for the last two tracks, and two tracks were missing from the track list entirely.
Track Listing (as printed on label):
- Prologue (1:02)
- Lights On (1:49)
- Main Title (1:55)
- Lester (5:05)
- Rauda (0:42)
- Hooded Love (1:13)
- The Barricades (1:50)
- Magneto (4:18)
- Drive to Gloryhole (1:23)
- Thrashing of Sky Ranch (3:21)
- Sam Flips (1:13)
- Cherry Shorts Out (1:30)
- Lester On The Move (0:36)
- Drive (1:52)
- Photograb (1:09)
- Plane to Vegas (1:00)
- <Missing from listing> (0:59)
- Ambush in the Cave/Truck Fight (2:09)
- Flashback (1:05) (An unlisted entry follows Flashback, time 0:54)
- Lights Out (1:47) (Correct time is 1:52)
- The End (0:35) (Correct time is 0:39)
In 2004, Prometheus Records acquired the rights to the score and made it available in a double package with another Poledouris score, No Man's Land. The Prometheus Records release was not a limited edition and, as well as rectifying the track listing, features an additional eight minutes of unreleased music; however, it sold poorly.
- Main Title (2:00)
- Photograb (Alternate Mix) (1:13)
- Cherry Shorts Out (1:34)
- Lights On (Alternate Mix) (1:54)
- Flashback #1/Drive to Gloryhole (1:28)
- "E" Flips Sam (1:19)
- The Barricades (1:54)
- Flashback #2 (1:08)
- Photograb (1:13)
- Magneto (4:22)
- Pipeline (:59)
- Water Slide (1:04)
- Jake's Jukebox (1:39)
- Lights Out (1:29)
- Moving (:40)
- Thrashing of Sky Ranch (3:26)
- Drive (1:59)
- Hooded Love (1:18)
- Ambush In The Cave/Truck Fight (2:15)
- Lester Follows (:22)
- Drop 'Em (:43)
- Lester On The Move (:42)
- Rauda (on) Mic (:45)
- Jake Killed (:54)
- Plane To Vegas (1:03)
- Cherry Awakens (1:15)
- Lights On (1:54)
- End Of Lester (5:04)
- The End (:42)
- Main Title (3:00)
- P.C.H. (1:02)
- First Score (2:15)
- Lone Score (1:20)
- Love Theme (1:39)
- Chase (5:28)
- Porsche Power/Drive My Car? (2:41)
- Ann Buttons (1:15)
- Payoff (3:27)
- Showtime (4:17)
- End Credits (3:04)
- Movietone (Cherry 2000 Bonus Track) (:57)
Tracks 30–40 are from No Man's Land.
According to the credits, the film was shot entirely in the state of Nevada. The van plunging into an open pit was shot at Three Kids Mine. The river crossing sequence was filmed at the Hoover Dam. Scenes at the Sky Ranch were filmed at the Beehive group camping area in the Valley of Fire State Park. E.'s and Sam's first kiss was filmed in the upper reaches of the Las Vegas Wash. Adobe Flats was filmed at Eldorado Valley Dry Lake Bed. The town of Glory Hole was filmed in Goldfield, Nevada. The Integratron building in Landers, California was used as the abandoned manufacturing plant holding the rare copy of outdated Cherry 2000 android female robot with usable memory chip at the end of the movie. The fortress like building featured in the film is located in Commerce, California at the location of a former tire factory which was renovated and transformed into the Citadel Outlet Mall.
After its completion in December 1985, Orion Pictures originally scheduled Cherry 2000 for a U.S. release on August 15, 1986. Sometime later, the date was postponed to March 1987, then September 1987. The film ultimately premiered on videocassette on November 17, 1988. Producer Edward R. Pressman confessed that Cherry 2000's combination of genres stumped promoters at Orion, and resulted in its continuous shelving.
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