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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erno Windt
Mary Gregory ...
Dr. Melik
John McLiam ...
Dr. Agon
Dr. Orva
Chris Forbes ...
Rainer Krebs
Dr. Nero (as Marya Small)
Peter Hobbs ...
Dr. Dean
Susan Miller ...
Ellen Pogrebin
Lou Picetti ...
Jessica Rains ...
Woman in the Mirror
Herald Cohen
Jeb Hrmthmg


Miles, a nebbishy clarinet player who also runs a health food store in NYC's Greenwich Village, is cryogenically frozen, and brought back - 200 years in the future, by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempt to overthrow the oppressive government. When he goes off on his own, he begins to explore this brave new world, which has Orgasmatron booths to replace sex and confessional robots. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A love story about two people who hate each other. 200 years in the future. See more »


Comedy | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

17 December 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El dormilón  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Getting the elaborate sets and costumes right caused the film to run behind schedule and come in over budget, even though the final cost was still only $2 million. See more »


The rubber tires on the Volkswagen could not have survived 200 years in the open air. See more »


Miles Monroe: Never Clone Alone.
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Referenced in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »


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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