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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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Dr. Agon
Bartlett Robinson ...
Dr. Orva
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Rainer Krebs
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Dr. Nero (as Marya Small)
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Dr. Dean
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Ellen Pogrebin
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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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17 December 1973 (USA)  »

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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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When Miles is first awoken from the cryogenic freezing process he has tin foil under his suit. During the process of sitting up, the foil mysteriously disappears from around his neck/chest area. See more »

Quotes

Miles: You're a sucker. What you didn't realize is that you're dealing with one of the greatest minds you've ever seen.
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early Woody is the best Woody
26 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

No question that Woody Allen's earliest films were the most unpretentiously humorous, and Sleeper stands out among them. The conception of a frozen Allen waking up centuries in the future allows for plenty of biting satire on America in the 70's, not that we don't have plenty of good old-fashioned slapstick to boot. The bit with the Jewish robot tailors knocks me out no matter how many times I see it ("o-KAY, ve'll take it IN").


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