I Love Maria (1988)

Director
Tsui Hark; David Chung

Main cast
Tsui Hark; Sally Yeh; John Shum; Tony Leung Chiu-Wai; Lam Ching-Ying

Genres
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Foreign

Description
RoboCop as a woman... The Hero Gang is a nasty group of thugs terrorizing Hong Kong with their killer robots, Pioneers 1 and 2. While Pioneer 1 looks like an oridinary robot, Pioneer 2 has been modelled on Maria, the gang's #2 thug. When Pioneer 2 gets damaged during a mission to kill an outcast gang member, an inventor on the police force takes her and changes some of her programming. This new code, plus a few injuries to her logic center, start causing Pioneer 2 to develop her own personality.


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