Not Quite Human (film)

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Not Quite Human (film)
Written by Seth McEvoy
(book series)
Alan Ormsby
Directed by Steven Hilliard Stern
Starring Jay Underwood,
Alan Thicke,
Robyn Lively
Country of origin US
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Noel Resnick,
Steven Hilliard Stern
Cinematography Ken Lamkin
Running time 97 min.
Distributor Walt Disney Television
ABC (premiere)
Followed by Not Quite Human II

Not Quite Human is a 1987 television movie directed by Steven Hilliard Stern and starring Jay Underwood, Alan Thicke, and Robyn Lively. The story is based on the Not Quite Human book series by Seth McEvoy. It is the first of three films in a series; its sequels are Not Quite Human II (1989) and Still Not Quite Human (1992). The filming locations were in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona.


Dr. Jonas Carson (Alan Thicke) creates an android that looks just like a human 17-year-old boy, and he "adopts" him as his son and as an older brother to Becky (Robyn Lively), who names him Chip. After the Carsons move to a new town, Chip (Jay Underwood) is enrolled in high school alongside Becky. Dr. Carson also begins teaching science at the school, so he can keep a close watch over his son's progress.

Dr. Carson's former employer, Gordon Vogel (Joseph Bologna), seeks to apprehend Carson's functional android, believing that he is entitled to this advanced technology since it was developed while Carson was under a contract that he didn't fulfill. Vogel has plans to turn Chip into a war-machine military project.


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