Cyberpunk Review » Cherry 2000

January 17, 2006

Cherry 2000

Year: 1987

Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt

Written by: Michael Almereyda, Lloyd Fonvielle

IMDB Reference

Degree of Cyberpunk Visuals: Low

Correlation to Cyberpunk Themes: Low

Key Cast Members:

  • Glu Glu Lawyer: Laurence Fishburne
  • Rating: 4 out of 10

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    Overview: Cherry 2000 is about a guy named Sam Treadwell (David Andews) who gets too hot and heavy with his perfect android wife while wallowing in soap suds - unfortunately Cherry 2000 doesn’t take to water well and gets fried. After trying his hand at post-modern dating, Sam decides he needs a new body for his Cherry chip - unfortunately the only place they exist now is in a wasteland ruled by thugs. Sam hires Melanie Griffith as his tough-chick guide to navigate through the wasteland to get his new girl.

    Truly, the majority of the movie is just not that good. In fact it’s worse than not good, and passes the border to unwatchable. The acting is absolutely horrendous, as are the outfits (intentionally though), as are the set pieces, as is the dialogue, as is the pacing, etc.


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    The Bottom Line: If you want to see Melanie Griffith’s worst acting performance, get Cherry 2000. But truly, the reason you might want to get this is, aside from the cool fried cyberchick love scene at the beginning and maybe the “select a love-babe” scene, is for Cherry 2000’s most awesome commentary on dating in the future. Dating in the future requires a lawyer (played wonderfully by Lawrence Fishbourne - the ONLY performance in the movie that shined) and LOTS of negotiations. That scene alone, also thankfully right near the beginning, is almost worth the price of the movie.


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    January 17, 2006

    DoomAng3l said:

    The beginning of a nice database of great films…

    Best of luck to you…


    January 18, 2006

    SFAM said:

    Hi DoomAng3l, Thanks! :)

    I actually have about 40 or so more reviews already (mostly) written, so you should see quite a few of these go up each day as I have time. Hope to see you around on here.

    February 7, 2006

    DoomAng3l said:

    Indeed I will be,

    I am currenltly working on a large CP Links page for my site, I will def include yours….

    See you around,

    February 8, 2006

    SFAM said:

    Glad to have you stop by again DoomAng3l! I love the look of your Blog BTW - great color scheme!

    DoomAng3l said:


    I have not had time to complete the Links page project…soooo, I have added you to my main links section on my site.
    I linked to


    SFAM said:

    Hi DoomAng3l, thanks! I need to do this as well. I have a bunch of folks more I want to link to. I’ve been trying to keep up with at least a review a day, but perhaps I need to stop and add some more links and do a bit more cleanup.

    February 17, 2007

    pops said:

    you all think this movie is bad but i have it and watch it every chance ii get its a very good movie and one of melanies best movies. one day our future could belike cherry 2000. your replys are welcome

    February 18, 2007

    SFAM said:

    Hi Pops, I’m all for personal opinions differing and all, but “one of Melanie’s best movies”????

    The chick turned into a great actress, but she is HORRID in this. Truly. In fact I had no idea she could act that bad. Still, Cherry 2000 could easily be a guilty pleasure - I’m sure many people enjoy it.

    May 27, 2007

    Xodar said:

    Oddly, regarding “Cherry 2000″, I bought the movie this month and watched it again. What’s odd is that I remembered seeing it on HBO in summer 1984, but it wasn’t made till 1987.
    A fembot classic, for the faults it has. I bet when Sam told Melanie’s character he didn’t want to have to worry about her performing her risky job she began screaming that he was controlling and domineering — causing him to wish he had saved the robot and not her.

    January 18, 2008

    Robot Sex Studies: Cyberpunked Living is On Its Way! said (pingback):

    […] a natural to combine these with robot-enabled capabilities. So do I see only another 5 years for Cherry 1000s to hit the marketplace? Yeah, I see […]

    January 23, 2009

    jason said:

    why dont you upload the movie so the rest of can watch for ourselves to judge it.

    July 31, 2009

    Xeran said:

    Amazing movie, Cherry 2000, check out for more robot girls.

    November 13, 2009

    icarus said:

    Hey! Why all the smach talk about cherry 2000? This is a great little-known b-grade from the 80s! And Melanie Griffith was hot in this movie! I consider this a midnight movie, its not something you watch after 3 cups of coffee and a clipboard to critique every last flaw… you watch it when you’re tired, when you need to chill out, after you get off work, etc…

    December 12, 2009

    blairman said:

    MY gf told Cherry 2000 was a good movie and guess what? It is! I used to think Melanie Griffith was gross. Guess what? She sure wasn’t in this film!

    The sci-fi themes are cool and this film has very interesting insights into male and female relations in the future. Melanie Griffith was playing a tomboy character and did a good job of it.

    This film has not dated badly at well. It makes use of a lot of interesting locations which could fit in a rundown post apocalyptic world.

    Criticism of this film is unwarranted. The shooting action scenes are bit lame but that is it. Otherwise I recommend watching this film.

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