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Colossus: The Forbin Project


Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert View All


Joseph Sargent (Director), James Bridges (Screenplay) View All

Release: Apr. 8th, 1970
Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer...
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When they flip the switch on Colossus they are basically opening Pandoras Box, Colossus discovers that the Russians have also came up with their own version called Guardian and the two computers begin communicating with each other and eventually combine there computing resources to become one ever-g....
Colossus: The Forbin Project is not an offering that would ever set the world of film alight - in fact there's nothing much to set it apart from plenty of other sci-fi movies of the period, but it's a theme that interests with an aesthetic that pleases me and as such I'm happy to give it a .


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