Did somebody say Heartbeeps? There was a Heartbeeps name-check in Jacob's Hall's recent article on Logan's Run, and I was reminded of this justifiably forgotten family film from 1981. In it, two service robots fall in love and run away from their human masters to live a life of freedom.

I've seen it (and not so long ago) but can't remember a single thing about it. Maybe that's for the best? In researching this post, I did discover that Heartbeeps was Oscar-nominated for the first-ever Best Make-Up category. An American Werewolf in London ended up winning the Academy Award that year, and Heartbeeps' innovative make-up design would end up being updated for a popular series of ads for Duracell batteries.

Heartbeeps star Andy Kaufman appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, apologizing for appearing in the film, and offering his fans a full refund for sitting through the flop movie.

You can see the poster in full after the jump, as well as the trailer, and Kaufman's refund offer on Letterman.


CATEGORIES Features, Sci-Fi