Gangster World (1998) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

It's a futuristic theme park world with an android who is generated spontaneously and acts independently of his programming rules.

No, it isn't Westworld, but Gangster World, but if you take off the cowboy hats and replace them with fedoras, it's a similar movie.


one of the robotic units liquidated at the beginning is a beautiful woman, but she is not identified in the credits

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When The Outsider (he's neither human nor a submissive robot) finds his creator, they team up against evil forces in the park. They had a $3 million budget, so the film is not without some ambiance, and it has some humor. I found it sporadically entertaining, but marred by melodramatic black-and-white characterizations that just weren't believable. The ending left plenty of room for a sequel, but none has arrived yet.

The Critics Vote

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The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 6.6 
  • budget: $3 million dollars
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C-. It has some moments which are kind of fun, and it may be an Ok watch for genre fans. Others, stay away.

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