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Puzzlehead 2004 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Bai
Produced byJames Bai
Stephen Bai
Jason Kraut
Written byJames Bai
StarringStephen Galaida
Robbie Shapiro
Mark Janis
Music byMax Avery Lichtenstein
CinematographyJeffery Scott Lando
Edited byMiranda Devin
Release date
  • April 21, 2005 (2005-04-21) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • March 23, 2006 (2006-03-23) (United States)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States

Puzzlehead is a science fiction drama film starring Stephen Galaida, Robbie Shapiro, and Mark Janis. It was written and directed by James Bai and the film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2005 before opening in limited release in New York City on March 23, 2006.


Walter, a scientist living in a dark world where technology has been outlawed, secretly works to create a self-aware android in his own likeness. This android, named Puzzlehead by Walter, acts as the scientist's companion and his connection to the outside world; all the time developing his own personality and self-awareness in the manner of a learning child. The android and his maker turn against one another when Puzzlehead pursues Julia, a woman who does not know Walter has feelings for her.

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New York, USA

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