History Film / OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank

17th Jun '17 10:14:17 AM nombretomado
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InAWorld where oppressive {{MegaCorp}}s rake in billions of ill-earned dollars while treating their [[{{Salaryman}} workers]] like slaves... a Toronto production company decided to adapt one of Creator/JohnVarley's ''Literature/EightWorlds'' short stories into a MadeForTVMovie. Finding financing from New York Creator/{{PBS}} station WNET and [[WTHCastingAgency somehow acquiring]] Creator/RaulJulia as the lead, they unleashed a production called ''[[PunBasedTitle Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]]''. It was the third (and last, due to not being able to get funding for any more) in a series of films by PBS that were adapted from literary works of science fiction. The first two were 1972's ''Between Time and Timbuktu'', an adaptation of several KurtVonnegut stories, and 1980's ''Literature/TheLatheOfHeaven'', based on the Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin novel of the same title. Both were generally well-received. This film...not so much.

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InAWorld where oppressive {{MegaCorp}}s rake in billions of ill-earned dollars while treating their [[{{Salaryman}} workers]] like slaves... a Toronto production company decided to adapt one of Creator/JohnVarley's ''Literature/EightWorlds'' short stories into a MadeForTVMovie. Finding financing from New York Creator/{{PBS}} station WNET and [[WTHCastingAgency somehow acquiring]] Creator/RaulJulia as the lead, they unleashed a production called ''[[PunBasedTitle Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]]''. It was the third (and last, due to not being able to get funding for any more) in a series of films by PBS that were adapted from literary works of science fiction. The first two were 1972's ''Between Time and Timbuktu'', an adaptation of several KurtVonnegut Creator/KurtVonnegut stories, and 1980's ''Literature/TheLatheOfHeaven'', based on the Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin novel of the same title. Both were generally well-received. This film...not so much.
9th May '17 2:32:38 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Tooby the "Short-Bus Techie" as he's called, speaks with an odd cadence as if he has a mental problem, at least over the two-way.

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** Tooby the "Short-Bus Techie" as he's called, speaks with an odd cadence as if he has a mental problem, at least over the two-way. He speaks normally in person, but whether the actor was trying to simulate a bad connection over the two-way or simply forgot he was supposed to be reading his lines like that isn't known.
19th Dec '16 7:36:09 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* ApocalypticLog: Apollonia sees a report describing the danger of a [=CompuTech=] staying in contact with a decaying Identity Cube. The tech is seen staring vacantly into the camera, having had their brain fried.

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* ApocalypticLog: Apollonia sees a report describing the danger of a [=CompuTech=] staying in contact with a decaying Identity Cube. The tech is seen staring vacantly into the camera, having had their brain fried. Or possibly just having drunk a 40-oz. of Steel Reserve.
24th Jul '16 7:11:29 PM Nylsa
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* FollowTheLeader: Amazingly, the film, made in 1984, is far ahead of its time. It would be another 10 plus years before the virtual reality craze began, including films like ''Film/TheMatrix''. It was actually on the recommended films list for the Cyberpunk2020 [=RPG=]. That's what cyberpunk cinema looked like in the eighties.
23rd Jul '16 9:24:10 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: After what from his perspective are weeks or months stuck with only projections of his own mind for company (and after he gets bored living out his sex fantasies, obviously) Fingle hacks the computer his personality is stored in and starts screwing with the company and entire planet just for something to do.
17th Jul '16 1:30:47 PM dunicha
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--> '''Mike''': I don't want to bungle or bobble the Fingal dopple.
2nd Feb '16 1:15:54 PM Elan
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** Though as there is also a Shout Out to ''The Blue Angel'' in the bar, it's possible Fingal just likes old movies in general and is blending several together, with Casablanca just the most prominent.
2nd Feb '16 1:12:38 PM Elan
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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Or, in this case, "[=IY479=]" (the name of the computer, HX368, with each character incremented). It gets worse. Once the Chairman learns Fingal knows the password, he changes it to something extremely stupid:

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Or, in this case, "[=IY479=]" (the name of the computer, HX368, [=HX368=], with each character incremented). It gets worse. Once the Chairman learns Fingal knows the password, he changes it to something extremely stupid:
2nd Feb '16 1:12:18 PM Elan
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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Or, in this case, "[=IY479=]". It gets worse. Once the Chairman learns Fingal knows the password, he changes it to something extremely stupid:

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Or, in this case, "[=IY479=]"."[=IY479=]" (the name of the computer, HX368, with each character incremented). It gets worse. Once the Chairman learns Fingal knows the password, he changes it to something extremely stupid:
19th Sep '15 9:19:23 AM wrm5
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* FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit: The Chairman may or may not be from the South, the movie never establishes where it's set, but he nonetheless fits this trope shockingly well.
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