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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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leader | police | love | future | doctor | See more »

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

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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PG | See all certifications »

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17 December 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El dormilón  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The device used to give injections is actually a "desoldering vacuum" (used for disassembling electronic components) that has been painted white. See more »

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

Quotes

Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called "wheat germ, organic honey and tiger's milk."
Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.
Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or... hot fudge?
Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy... precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
Dr. Melik: Incredible.
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Till We Meet Again
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Performed by Woody Allen
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Perfect comedy
12 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Slapstick combined with razor sharp dialogue.

The film is pure magic, its my favourite comedy and I think it is in my top three Allen films of all time.

See it if you like the Marx brothers, Woody is all of them rolled into one in this film, it's utter genius. Woody also plays the jazz music which scores the film, and you know you're in for a treat when hearing the first few bars makes you smile. There aren't many comedies out there which could top this in terms of low budget, gags-per-second ratio, music, and sheer quality.

If a film could save your life (as in Hannah and her sisters), it's this one.


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