For the character, see Cherry 2000.
Cherry 2000
Cherry 2000 (1987)
Title: Cherry 2000
Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt
Written by: Lloyd Fonvielle; Michael Almereyda
Produced by: Lloyd Fonvielle; Caldecot Chubb; Edward R. Pressman; Elliot Schick
Music by: Basil Poledouris
Cinematography: Jacques Haitkin
Edited by: Edward Abroms; Duwayne Dunham
Distributed by: Orion Pictures
Released: November, 1987
Rating: PG-13
Running time: 99 min.
Country: USA
Language: English

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Cast Edit

Actor Role
David Andrews Sam Treadwell
Jennifer Balgobin Glory Hole clerk
Marshall Bell Bill
Harry Carey, Jr. Snappy Tom
Larry Fishburne Glu Glu lawyer
Pamela Gidley Cherry 2000
Melanie Griffith Edith E. Johnson
Michael C. Gwynne Slim
Brion James Stacy
Ben Johnson Six-Fingered Jake
Jeff Levine Marty
Jennifer Mayo Randa
Cameron Milzer Eliane/Ginger
Howard Swain Jim Skeet
Jack Thibeau Stubby man
Tim Thomerson Lester
Robert Zdar Chet
Jenny Lester-McKeon Robot at Slim's
Katie Greene Amy Meemur
Joan Riddell Frazzled woman
John Tarnoff Lawyer
Annabel Brooks Glu Glu club patron
Ray Favaro Glu Glu club patron
Frances McCaffrey Glu Glu club patron
Sly-Ali Smith Bartender
Donny Evins Donny
Claude Earl Jones Earl from Adobe Flats
Edmund Lane Jack
Connie Woods Beehive woman

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Cherry 2000 was filmed in Goldfield, Overton and Rhyolite, Nevada. Some scenes were filmed at the Death Valley National Park in California. It was shot on 35 mm printed film, aspect ratio 1:85:1. Coloring provided by Technicolor.
  • Cherry 2000 was nominated for Best Film at the International Fantasy Film Award in 1988.
  • This is the third film for actress Pamela Gidley, who plays Cherry 2000 and her first work in a science fiction film. She previously starred in Thrashin' in 1986 and Dudes, also in 1986.
  • Claude Earl Jones, Edmund Lane and Connie Woods are all uncredited in this film.
  • The infamous Robby the Robot of Forbidden Planet fame makes an appearance in this film as does Gort, the equally notorious robot from Robert Wise's 1951 classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still. Both robots can be seen inside the repairman's robotics shop.
  • A Cherry 2000 film poster can be briefly seen in the 1995 horror/comedy Evil Ed.
  • Varese Sarabande issued a special limited edition soundtrack CD for this film of about 1500 copies containing the late Basil Poledouris' musical score.

Bloopers Edit

Note: These are taken from the Cherry 2000 page at IMDB. Their accuracy has not been verified.

  • After Cherry 2000 short circuits, Sam has her "lifeless" body lying in bed next to him. As she lies there staring blankly ahead, the rise and fall of her chest can be seen as the actress continues to shallowly breathe.
  • The digital clock in Slim's repair shop jumps back and forth between 3:46 and 3:47 between shots.
  • When sliding down the water chute, Sam's suitcase opens, then appears shut when they hit the lake at the bottom.
  • When Edith E. Johnson's car is shot up in the barricade, its right front fender turns dark gray. Thirty seconds later, in a daylight driving establishing shot, the car's right front fender is shown with its original red color.
  • When Sam first arrives at the Sky Ranch and sits down with Ginger at the pool she is wearing a pink bandanna. The next seen it has completely disappeared off her head and she is seen picking it up off the chair when she walks off.
  • When Sam is escaping the Sky Ranch with E. Johnson, Melanie Griffith's character, he is shown lighting a gas can with a rag coming out of it on fire. The first scene the fire is 3/4 the way up the rag and in the next scene it is at the very bottom.
  • After the Mustang runs into the rock, a truck with people from the Sky Ranch arrives, and Sam shoots out a headlight on the truck. In subsequent shots, both headlights are intact.
  • When working on the airplane, the propeller is off when looking from the front, and on when looking from the rear.
  • In the water tunnel as "E" is beginning to exit the car, she says to Sam, "We're going to have to hoof it from here." The camera shot changes to a wide shot, showing "E" starting to rappel down the tunnel out of the car. There is a crewman plainly visible (in HD) on the right side of the tunnel, possibly holding a boom mic.
  • "E" Johnson drives a classic "64 & 1/2" Mustang, until the car is picked up by the magnet when it magically turns into a less classic "66" Mustang. Then it's back to a "64 & 1/2" when it's brought to Lester's "Sky Ranch".

Quotes Edit

  • Female gang member: Ginger, what are we going to do now?
  • Ginger: You guys want some sandwiches?
  • Female gang member: Lester's dead.
  • Ginger: Well. No sandwiches for him.
  • Cherry 2000: Pretty.

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