- 1 hr 57 min
Simone is a science fiction story with some elements of comedy and drama. Al Pacino plays a film director whose leading star decides to walk out on him. The director, whose name is Viktor, is already in bad standing with the film studio. He is soon to be out of work unless he comes up with something inspirational. He runs into an old friend who has a computer program that could change Viktor's life. When his friend dies, he leaves the computer chip to Viktor. At first, Viktor is skeptical about the claims his friend made about the simulation program, but eventually decides to put it into his computer and boot it up. What appears when Viktor plays the program is a simulated female ready to follow any set of instructions Viktor gives it. He tweaks the program so the female looks like a top model who sounds very realistic. He spends time working on the simulation creating commands which allows the program to answer questions and interact in a very realistic manner. Viktor decides to use the new simulation in his film and pass her off to the people at the studio as well as the general public, as an actual living actress named Simone. The people at the studio love the new actress and the public also falls in love with her. Soon she is in demand by all of the talk shows. The way Viktor gets around having her do publicity is by feeding her program through his computer in a remote location. Nobody ever gets to see the real Simone as a person. Eventually some of the press gets suspicious about the mysterious Simone. In order to cover his tracks, Viktor hires an actress and has her wear a wig and trench coat while running out of a prestigious party so everyone thinks it is Simone. The people Viktor deceives also includes his ex-wife and teenage daughter.