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Sleeper (1973)

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
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Dr. Orva
Chris Forbes ...
Rainer Krebs
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Dr. Nero (as Marya Small)
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Dr. Dean
Susan Miller ...
Ellen Pogrebin
Lou Picetti ...
Master of Ceremonies
Jessica Rains ...
Woman in the Mirror
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Herald Cohen
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Jeb Hrmthmg
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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 »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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17 December 1973 (USA)  »

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El dormilón  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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At about 1:03 Miles is passing a 23rd Century McDonald's indicating "Over 795,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000" Served." If translated into American numeration this value would be Seven Hundred, Ninety-five sexdecillion," a value with 51 zeroes. By comparison, Avogadro's Number, 6023E23 (or 6.023^23), or "mole," is a value normally used to count atoms or molecules, and, incidentally, thought to be about the number of grains of sand on all the beaches on earth, give or take a couple orders of magnitude. The value of 795 sexdecillion is very nearly a mole of moles. See more »

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The Volkswagen's battery would have long since died. See more »

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Luna Schlosser: You have to give yourself up! They won't hurt you. They'll re-structure your brain.
Miles Monroe: Hey, nobody touches my brain; they may drop it. Then I'll talk like Mr. Lepidus who got hit by lightning.
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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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very stupid, well-polished fun
22 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Woody Allen's previous efforts, BANANAS and TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN, were exceptionally funny but very uneven films. His being a bit of an amateur in the film business is pretty obvious in these movies. However, by the time he created SLEEPER, he was a lot more polished and consistent film maker. While this is still a very stupid and sophomoric film, it is very funny nevertheless. While there are occasionally bad moments (such as the giant chicken), they are very few and the humor just keeps hitting you again and again. I particularly liked the Orgazmatron and the history lesson he gives the futuristic professors. This film is slapstick and dopey--exactly the type of film that intellectuals (the audience for most later Allen films) will probably hate. This is Allen for the common man--back when he used to be very funny.


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