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Sleeper (1973)

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A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

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Erno Windt
Mary Gregory ...
Dr. Melik
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John McLiam ...
Dr. Agon
Bartlett Robinson ...
Dr. Orva
Chris Forbes ...
Rainer Krebs
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Dr. Nero (as Marya Small)
Peter Hobbs ...
Dr. Dean
Susan Miller ...
Ellen Pogrebin
Lou Picetti ...
M.C.
Jessica Rains ...
Woman in the Mirror
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Herald Cohen
Spencer Milligan ...
Jeb Hrmthmg
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A clarinet player who also runs a health food store is frozen and brought back in the future by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempts to overthrow an oppressive government. When he goes off on his own, he begins to explore this brave new world that has Orgasmatron booths to replace sex and confessional robots. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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health food | police | leader | doctor | future | See more »

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Woody Allen takes a nostalgic look at the future See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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17 December 1973 (USA)  »

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Sleeper  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Woody Allen confirmed the scientific feasibility of his screenplay ideas in a single lunchtime meeting with Isaac Asimov. Allen also consulted with leading science fiction writer Ben Bova to make sure that some of his futuristic predictions were feasible. See more »

Goofs

In the hospital Woody Allen's character has on his doctors hat on wrong purposefully. However, in the chase scenes while fleeing and outside the hospital it changes and is on correctly like Diane Keaton's character. See more »

Quotes

Luna: You're biting my nails.
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Soundtracks

Till We Meet Again
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Performed by Woody Allen
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Woody's Funniest
24 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A futuristic comedy from Woody Allen in 1973 has him waking up from an operation 200 years later (in 2173) to find society has gone berserk.

Clever, witty, and very funny. Allen is hysterically funny as the "sleeper" who gets to give history lessons on the 1970s, pose as a robot, and become a revolutionary to be near Diane Keaton.

Filled with sight gags galore and great one-liners. The giant vegetables and chicken are funny. And so is the "1984" political humor that fits the Bush era better than it did the Nixon era. Also very funny is Allen's extended Blanche du Bois speech.

Allen is excellent as is Keaton. John Beck plays a revolutionary. Mary Gregory is the doctor. George Furth is a party guest. Jackie Mason does the voice of the Jewish tailor.

A must see.


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