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Writers:
Leslie P. Davies (novels)
Edmund Morris (writer)
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Release Date:
May 1968 (USA) See more »
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It Happened In This Universe A Long Time Ahead, The Year 2118...
Plot:
A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning... See more » | Add synopsis »
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PROJECT X, the granddaddy of the cyperpunk genre? See more (7 total) »

Cast

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Christopher George ... Hagan Arnold
Greta Baldwin ... Karen Summers

Henry Jones ... Dr. Crowther

Monte Markham ... Gregory Gallea

Harold Gould ... Col. Holt
Phillip Pine ... Dr. Lee Craig (as Phillip E. Pine)

Lee Delano ... Dr. Tony Verity
Ivan Bonar ... Col. Cowen
Robert Cleaves ... Dr. George Tarvin
Charles Irving ... Maj. Tolley
Sheila Bartold ... Sybil Dennis
Patrick Wright ... Stover
Maryesther Denver ... Overseer

Keye Luke ... Sen Chiu (as Key Luke)
Ed Prentiss ... Hicks
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walt Davis ... Highway Patrolman (uncredited)

Directed by
William Castle 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leslie P. Davies  novels
Edmund Morris  writer

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer: special sequences
William Castle .... producer
William Hanna .... producer: special sequences
Dona Holloway .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Van Cleave 
 
Cinematography by
Harold E. Stine  (as Harold Stine)
 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant 
 
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Joseph J. Stone  (as Joseph Stone)
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Marvin G. Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William W. Gray .... unit production manager
Frank Caffey .... production manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Caffey .... assistant director
Willard Kirkham .... first assistant director: special sequences
Charles Bohart .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Alex Toth .... production designer: special sequence
Carl Urbano .... production designer: special sequence
 
Sound Department
Garry A. Harris .... sound
John Wilkinson .... sound
Robert J. Callen .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Rocky Nelson .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Chet Johns .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Larry Duran .... stunts (uncredited)
Kenny Endoso .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns .... stunts (uncredited)
Earl Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Peach .... director of photography: special sequences
Frank Dugas .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert W. Full .... still photographer (uncredited)
Paul Weddell .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Magahay .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Shirlee Strahm .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Pete Carpenter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gus Levene .... orchestrator (uncredited)
William Loose .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Fred Steiner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Wally Burr .... live action director: special sequences
Hawk Koch .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Luanna S. Poole .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 

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97 min
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Actor Monte Markham did his own stunts in the film. Markham also performed his first-ever onscreen punch in a scene with Larry Duran (Marlon Brando's stunt double) and accidentally gave Duran a bloody nose.See more »
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
PROJECT X, the granddaddy of the cyperpunk genre?, 14 May 2003
Author: Maciste_Brother from the rock

I finally saw William Castle's PROJECT X the other night and I was surprised by the story-line. It reminded me a lot of JOHNNY MNEMONIC or THE MATRIX and the whole cyberpunk genre of films or books. PROJECT X is seriously outdated because of the FX and the boring and cheap production values, which makes this movie look like a standard 1960s TV movie. But the story itself screams William Gibson: it's about retrieving some memory from a spy (played by Christopher George) who's suffering from amnesia and who might have the information about Asia's attempt to destroy the West. The amnesia was artificially induced in the spy by someone in order to prevent the information from reaching the authorities in the West. When the film starts, the spy is incased in some coffin-like chamber and he's in suspended animation. Scientists revive the spy and try to get that memory from his amnesiac mind with a holographic device that can see inside the man's mind when he's sleeping. The scientists also recreate a 'virtual reality" setting that looks like something from the 1960s where the scientists hope the spy will be duped and eventually hand them the missing memory (the spy knows a lot about history, which is the explanation for the elaborate set-up. It's also cheaper this way. No expensive futuristic sets. LOL!). Of course, someone tries to botch the scientists attempt to save the world. The story is filled with details like biowarfare, overpopulation, infertility, etc. The identity of the spy is repeatedly changed by the scientists, who keep referring to these new virtual personalities of his as a MATRIX!

JOHNNY MNEMONIC is basically an unofficial remake of PROJECT X. In JOHNNY MNEMONIC, the whole world is suffering from some sort of condition called Nerve Attenuation Syndrome. Keanu Reeves has information implanted in his brain (which has a chip) that could cure NAS. Keanu got this implanted info in Beijing and he only has 24 hours to bring the vital info to the scientists in the US. William Gibson basically reworked the ideas found in PROJECT X and updated them for JOHNNY MNEMONIC. For instance, In JOHNNY MNEMONIC, the world is already suffering from something and the cure is from Asia. In PROJECT X, the threat is from Asia and it's some sort of virus/biochemical/nerve weapon. And the action in both stories are governed by some sort of limited timeline.

While watching the film, I had a vivid sense of deja vu. The whole idea of advanced technology capable of controlling memories, and the "reality vs virtual reality" aspect seen in PROJECT X are the basic ingredients of the whole cyberpunk genre. PROJECT X was very familiar and yet, thanks to the look of the movie, very outdated too. As a movie, PROJECT X is not that good but it's interesting to see where the whole idea of memory manipulation started from.

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