Video release poster
|Directed by||Michael Schroeder|
|Produced by||Raju Patel
|Written by||Michael Schroeder
|Music by||Peter Allen|
|Distributed by||Trimark Pictures|
|Running time||99 minutes|
Cyborg 2, released in some countries as Glass Shadow, is a 1993 science fiction action film directed by Michael Schroeder. It is an unrelated sequel to the 1989 film Cyborg, although footage from the original is used in a dream sequence and is also Angelina Jolie's film debut in a starring role (she had previously made one earlier film as a child actress). It was followed by the 1995 direct-to-video release Cyborg 3: The Recycler.
In the year 2074, the cybernetics market is dominated by two rival companies: USA's Pinwheel Robotics and Japan's Kobayashi Electronics. Cyborgs are commonplace, used for anything from soldiers to prostitutes.
Casella Reese is a prototype cyborg developed for corporate espionage and assassination. She is filled with a liquid explosive called Glass Shadow. Pinwheel plans to eliminate the entire Kobayashi board of directors by using Casella.
Casella is programmed to mimic human senses and emotions such as fear, love, pain and hate. Guided by the renegade prototype cyborg Mercy, who can communicate through any electronic device, she and her combat trainer Colton Ricks escape the Pinwheel facility so she can avoid self-destruction, something that most corporate espionage cyborgs face. They're relentlessly pursued by Pinwheel's hired killer, Daniel Bench.
- Elias Koteas as Colton “Colt” Ricks
- Angelina Jolie as Casella “Cash” Reese
- Jack Palance as Mercy
- Jean-Claude Van Damme as Gibson Rickenbacker (flashback)
- Billy Drago as Danny Bench
- Karen Sheperd as Chen
- Allen Garfield as Martin Dunn
- Renee Griffin as Dreena
- Vincent Klyn as Fender Tremolo (flashback)
Jolie has said that after she saw the film, she "went home and got sick".
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