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Z.P.G. (1972)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  15 December 1972 (Ireland)
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In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby,... See full summary »

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Russ McNeil
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Carol McNeil
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George Borden
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Edna Borden
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Eugene Blau ...
Baby Shop Salesman
Bent Christensen ...
Baby Shop Salesman
Belinda Donkin ...
Daughter
Birgitte Federspiel ...
Psychiatrist
Birgitte Frigast ...
Nurse
Anne-Lise Gabold ...
Mother in Baby Shop
Michel Hildesheim ...
Thief
Peter Hohnen ...
Edict Boy
Torben Hundal ...
President's Aide
Theis Ib Husfeldt ...
Jessie
Wladirmir Kandel ...
Edict Examiner
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In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby, breaks the rules and gets in a lot of trouble. (Z.P.G. stands for Zero Population Growth.) Written by Matt Carlin <ghola@umich.edu>

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Smog covers the earth. The oxygen is depleted. Love is encouraged. But the penalty for birth is death. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Edict  »

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Though the film did not do well commercially a novel adapted by co-screenwriter Max Ehrlich named The Edict did very well commercially. See more »

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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I liked the ending and found it to be rather interesting.
20 April 2002 | by (california, usa) – See all my reviews

Okay, it is kind of depressing. However, it is an interesting viewpoint of the future. I rather liked the ending and wish that there had been more of the movie. I want to know what happens next. If it comes on sci-fi, give it a chance. I actually purchased the vhs version.


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