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Hardware (1990) Review

“Hardware” is a 1990 British science fiction film directed by Richard Stanley. It stars Dylan McDermott and Stacey Travis as a couple who purchase a computerized domestic robot, which goes haywire and starts killing people.

The film was generally well-received by critics, who praised its atmosphere, acting, and direction, though some found the plot to be derivative. It has since gained a cult following.

“Hardware” is an effective and atmospheric science fiction film that benefits from strong direction and performances. The plot may be derivative, but it’s still an entertaining ride.


In the future, the world is a bleak and dangerous place. The environment has been ruined, and society has collapsed. The only thing that keeps people going is the hope that one day they will be able to leave the planet and start over again.

One man, Moses Baxter, has found a way to do just that. He has built a machine that can take people to another world, a world that is perfect in every way.

Moses is about to take a group of people to this new world when the government steps in and tries to stop him. They believe that Moses is a threat to their power and they will do anything to stop him.

The government sends in their best soldiers to take Moses down, but they are no match for his machine. Moses is able to take his group to the new world, but not before the government destroys his machine.

Moses and his group are now stranded on the new world, with no way to get back to their own. They must find a way to survive in a world that is completely alien to them.

Movie Details

Director: Richard Stanley
Writer: Richard Stanley
Actors: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch
Release Year: 1990