This may be a long shot, because I only hazily remember one scene that I saw as a kid on the screens in a costco warehouse store. Must have been very late 80s or very early 90s. The scene:

Woman (or smooth-skinned male??) Kneeling down on the ground, face in her hands. Surrounded by troops, I think, inside a large warehouse/factory or something. When she looks up, her face has become all cracked/fragmented/metallic, and she starts "unfolding" (transforming) out into some big battle station like machine, and exchanges hostile fire while still continuing to morph.

...then I don't know, mom called me away! Always wondered what that one was.

  • I don't think it actually matches, but there is Tetsuo, 1989 imdb.com/title/tt0096251
    – n611x007
    Jun 9, 2012 at 6:47
  • Yeah, that doesn't sound like it would be it... this was more--I don't know--futuristic... like some kind of alien intelligence android, or cyborg from the future or something. Thanks for the reply though!
    – dan
    Jun 9, 2012 at 17:26
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    Superman 3, perhaps? At the end a woman gets turned into a robot or something. It used to really freak me out when I was small.
    – Alan
    Feb 5, 2013 at 13:57
  • +1 for remembering MJ as a woman.
    – Omegacron
    Oct 29, 2014 at 17:52

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I"m very confident that it is Michael Jackson's Moonwalker. He transforms into a car near the start of the movie then a battle station and a spaceship the end.

Here is the scene:

  • Spot on. Can't believe it took a year for this to get answered - the description is very detailed and accurate, with the minor exception of "Woman (or smooth-skinned male??)"! Aug 8, 2013 at 10:10
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    it was woman (or smooth-skinned male??) that led me to micheal jackson!
    – howler
    Aug 8, 2013 at 13:10
  • You never see Michael Jackson and Diana Ross in the same place. Aug 8, 2013 at 13:17
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    YES you've nailed it!! =D (...And, is that the guy from Home Alone?) I don't think I even knew who Michael Jackson was at the time (when I would have seen this as a "sheltered" 9 or 10 y/o...) That's hilarious to me that I remembered MJ as a woman all these years! Mystery solved--better late than never. Thanks!
    – dan
    Aug 8, 2013 at 18:52
  • yeah joe pesci and sean lennon is one of the kids
    – howler
    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:23

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