Eve of Destruction (film)

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Eve of Destruction
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Directed by Duncan Gibbins
Produced by David Madden
Written by Duncan Gibbins
Yale Udoff
Starring Gregory Hines
Renée Soutendijk
Kurt Fuller
Michael Greene
John M. Jackson
Music by Philippe Sarde
Cinematography Alan Hume
Edited by Caroline Biggerstaff
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release dates
January 18, 1991
Running time
99 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $13 million
Box office $5,451,119 (US)

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


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

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


Vincent Canby gave a negative review in The New York Times, calling the film "an undistinguished, barely functional action-melodrama."[1] As of March 2014, the film has a 10% "rotten" score on RottenTomatoes.com.[2]

Box Office[edit]

The movie opened with $2.5 million.[3]


  1. ^ "Review/Film; Secret Robot Runs Amok In a Miniskirt," Vincent Canby, The New York Times, January 19, 1991
  2. ^ Rotten Tomatoes.com web page for Eve of Destruction
  3. ^ "'Home Alone' Fends Off Yet Another 'Intruder' : Box Office: Vietnam War film opens to mediocre business as comedy remains on top for 10th week. After four weeks of release, 'Godfather Part III' drops to 12th.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 

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