Eve of Destruction (film)

Eve of Destruction is a 1991 American science fiction/action film. The film is about a nuclear armed prototype android named EVE gone amok while being field tested by the military in a big city. The film stars Gregory Hines as Col. Jim McQuade and Dutch actress Renée Soutendijk (in her first U.S. film) with the dual roles as the robot's creator Dr. Eve Simmons, and the robot Eve herself.

Eve of Destruction
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Film poster
Directed byDuncan Gibbins
Produced byDavid Madden
Written byDuncan Gibbins
Yale Udoff
Music byPhilippe Sarde
CinematographyAlan Hume
Edited byCaroline Biggerstaff
Distributed byOrion Pictures (film)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (DVD)
New Line Cinema (VHS)
Release date
  • January 18, 1991 (1991-01-18) (United States)
  • August 7, 1991 (1991-08-07) (France)
  • December 6, 1991 (1991-12-06) (Netherlands)
Running time
100 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$13 million
Box office$5,451,119


EVE VIII is a military android created to look and sound exactly like her creator, Dr. Eve Simmons. When the robot is damaged during a bank robbery, it accesses memories it was programmed with by her creator. The memories used though are dark and tragic ones.

The robot is also programmed as a killing machine if anyone tries to stop her mission. Colonel Jim McQuade is tasked with eliminating the unstoppable machine. With the help of Dr. Simmons, he tries to outthink the intelligent and emotional robotic doppelgänger.



The film received negative reviews from critics, having a 20% "rotten" score on RottenTomatoes.com.[2] Vincent Canby gave a negative review in The New York Times, calling the film "an undistinguished, barely functional action-melodrama."[3]

Box OfficeEdit

The movie opened with $2.5 million.[4] It finished its run with a total of $5,451,119 against a $13 million budget, making it a box-office bomb.


  1. ^ https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=eveofdestruction.htm
  2. ^ Eve of Destruction at Rotten Tomatoes
  3. ^ "Review/Film; Secret Robot Runs Amok In a Miniskirt," Vincent Canby, The New York Times, January 19, 1991
  4. ^ "'Home Alone' Fends Off Yet Another 'Intruder' : Box Office: Vietnam War film opens to mediocre business as comedy remains on top for 10th week. After four weeks of release, 'Godfather Part III' drops to 12th". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-06-03.

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