The movie has a teen girl who is a robot. What I remember most is that she was standing at the top of some stairs and watched a basketball roll down each step. She malfunctions and makes noises like "beep beep". I think she had blonde hair and was wearing blue sweats.

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Possibly Deadly Friend, a Wes Craven movie from 1986. Samantha, a blonde haired girl next door, is rendered braindead by an accident involving a set of stairs. The microchip of a robot is implanted into her head, reanimating her. She later kills a neighbor using a basketball, decapitating the neighbor with the thrown ball. And yes, there's a scene with the ball bouncing down some stairs as can be seen in the trailer below. I have yet to find a picture of her pants, but she wears a blue shirt through most of the latter half of the film.

Movie poster for Deadly Friend

  • Craptastic movie. Based on the book Friend, by Diana Henstell. Commented Sep 25, 2014 at 18:01
  • Yeah this is definitely Deadly Friend. She hit a old woman in the face with basketball and head exploded, or should I say broke like a vase.
    – user33157
    Commented Sep 25, 2014 at 19:54
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    When I get home tonight, I'll do an image search for Kristy Swanson's pants and let you know what I find...
    – Omegacron
    Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 13:03
  • @Omegacron: Did you ever solve the mystery of Kristy Swanson's pants?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Jun 5 at 17:05
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    @FuzzyBoots - yes. She wears jeans throughout most of the movie, but was wearing pink sweatpants when she had her "accident".
    – Omegacron
    Commented Jun 10 at 22:20

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