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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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February 1973 (Japan)  »

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Frank DeFelitta originally intended to direct the film himself. See more »

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Referenced in Hammer (1972) See more »

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Pop Goes the Weasel
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Arranged by Jonathan Hodge
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Zero Plot Growth!
30 May 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Usually most any film with Oliver Reed has its moments, even the worst, and he made some stinkers (LEGEND OF THE WEREWOLF, SPASMS). This little sci-fi offering about a LOGAN'S RUN type society where babies are disallowed, animals exist in stuffed form only and the weekly roast comes out of a tube, just never engenders any audience interest.

No ONE particular fault - direction is competent, cinematography suitably bleak and the cast suitably depressed, just no SOUL to the thing and inclined towards the so-whattish?

If you want to see Reed and Chaplin on the run having been way too naughty one night, then this is the film for you. I carry a permanent memory of this film in my head as a mini black and white "trailer" Good companion piece to the much bigger budgeted but in the upshot, no better, LOGANS RUN.


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