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Russ McNeil
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George Borden
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Edna Borden
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Baby Shop Salesman
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Daughter
Birgitte Federspiel ...
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Birgitte Frigast ...
Nurse
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Edict Boy
Torben Hundal ...
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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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The Time Is Tomorrow And There's No Time Left. See more »

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15 December 1972 (Ireland)  »

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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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Referenced in Hammer (1972) See more »

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God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
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Arranged by Frank Spencer
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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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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