Colossus: The Forbin Project

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Run time: 100 mins

In Theaters: Friday 10th July 1970

Distributed by: MCA Universal Home Video

Production compaines: Universal Pictures

Reviews 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Fresh: 7 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Dr Charles Forbin, as Dr. Cleo Markham, as The President, as CIA Director Grauber, as Russian Chairman, as Dr. John F. Fisher, Willard Sage as Dr. Blake, Alex Rodine as Dr. Kuprin, Martin E. Brooks as Dr. Jefferson J. Johnson, as Angela Fields, Dolph Sweet as Missile Commander, Byron Morrow as Secretary of State, Lew Brown as Peterson, Sid McCoy as Secretary of Defense

Colossus: The Forbin Project Review

One year after 2001, a film presented a view of artificial intelligence with a far bleaker outlook on the future of the technology. Much like WarGames would propose years later, Colossus has us poor humans building a computer too smart for its own good. Turns out the Russians have one too -- both designed as peacekeepers that operate without human intervention, keeping check on the world without the need for our services. And the computers want to talk. When they develop their own language, humanity pulls the plug. And the computers get mad. Soon enough Colossus is giving orders, threatening nuclear annihilation if its demands are not met (much like Dr. Strangelove's Doomsday Device).

Harrowing and truly gripping despite an obviously paltry budget, Eric Braeden's Forbin, the inventor of Colossus, paints a frightening and not unrealistic look at the bounds of A.I. Robotic boys be damned!



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Colossus: The Forbin Project Rating

" Excellent "