Film / Cherry 2000

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A 1987 science-fiction film, directed by Steve De Jarnatt and set in a sorta-postapocalyptic world, in which a yuppie businessman's (David Andrews) sex robot/wife breaks down, and he hires a tough female tracker (Melanie Griffith) to drive him into the desert wasteland called "The Zone" to find her a replacement body.


Provides examples of:

  • Cyber Punk: The civilized world has clear shades of this. There are human-like cyborgs blurring the lines between human and machine, and Treadwell is a member of the pampered elite who control the media, while common citizens must fight to stay alive in a nigh-postapocalyptic world.
  • Desert Punk: The zone is a desert wasteland outside of vaguely cyberpunkish civilization.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: Subverted with a scene where a gang of wasteland marauders pushes a captured van off a cliff into a deep pit. The mangled van crunches to earth, the camera lingers, and... nothing happens.
  • Good Old Robot: Cherry 2000 is an obsolete model, but Treadwell refuses to replace her with something more recent, even though the alternative is a dangerous trek out into the Zone.
  • Heart Drive: Robots have their personality stored in a memory chip that can be removed and reinserted in another robot body of the same type if the original body is damaged.
  • No Waterproofing in the Future: Cherry 2000 short circuits and breaks after getting wet. Which only begs the question as to why he would have her wash dishes if she wasn't water proof.
  • Ridiculous Future Inflation: Inverted, with massive deflation instead. For example, mixed drinks in a bar cost 25 cents.
  • Road Trip Romance: That's technically a spoiler, but.. c'mon.
  • Robotic Spouse: Treadwell wants to marry Cherry 2000 in spite of the fact that she's basically a very sophisticated sex toy.
  • Robo Sexual: Treadwell is in love with his sexbot Cherry 2000
  • Sexbot: The eponymous Cherry 2000 is a sexbot who has, in spite of her artificial personality, captured the heart of Treadwell.
  • Satellite Love Interest: A deliberate example; Cherry's AI is rather limited.
  • Tom Boy And Girly Girl: Action girl E. Johnson and robot girl Cherry 2000, though they don't have enough shared screen time to count as a full version of the trope.
  • Trope 2000: Futuristic robot girl Cherry 2000.
  • Walk into Mordor: The ridiculous checkpoints in the Forbidden Zone that Trackers routinely manage to sneak through. There's only one way to enter the Zone, really: get picked up by the crazed desert militia's magnetic wrecking crane, get carried over the remains of the Hoover Dam and get deposited over the spillway; then shoot your captors while suspended in midair, deactivate the wrecking crane and safely land in the spillway, cut your car loose from the flimsy rope... This is apparently the "usual way" to get in.

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