Eve of Destruction (film)
|Eve of Destruction|
|Directed by||Duncan Gibbins|
|Produced by||David Madden|
|Written by||Duncan Gibbins
|Music by||Philippe Sarde|
|Edited by||Caroline Biggerstaff|
|Distributed by||Orion Pictures (film)
Eve of Destruction is a 1991 American science fiction action drama film, not to be confused with the Eve of Destruction miniseries from 2013. The film is about a gynoid named EVE VIII, designed in secret by the United States military for undercover operations. The film stars Gregory Hines as Col. Jim McQuade and Dutch actress Renée Soutendijk (in her first U.S. film) with the dual roles as the robot's creator Dr. Eve Simmons, and the robot Eve herself.
EVE VIII is a military gynoid created to look and sound exactly like her creator, Dr. Eve Simmons. When the robot is damaged during a bank robbery, it accesses memories it was programmed with by her creator. The memories used though are dark and tragic ones.
The robot is also programmed as a killing machine if anyone tries to stop her mission. Colonel Jim McQuade is tasked with eliminating the unstoppable machine. With the help of Dr. Simmons, he tries to outthink the intelligent and emotional robotic doppelgänger.
Vincent Canby gave a negative review in The New York Times, calling the film "an undistinguished, barely functional action-melodrama." As of March 2014, the film has a 10% "rotten" score on RottenTomatoes.com.
The movie opened with $2.5 million.
- "Review/Film; Secret Robot Runs Amok In a Miniskirt," Vincent Canby, The New York Times, January 19, 1991
- Rotten Tomatoes.com web page for Eve of Destruction
- "'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.