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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
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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 | Romance | 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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Goofs

The Volkswagen could not possibly start after 200 years in a cave. Gasoline typically has a 30 day shelf life. After 30 days the aromatic parts of the gasoline noticeably start to evaporate, and it begins a chemical breakdown process into gum, resin and varnish which cause misfires and poor starts, poor performance, and could cause engine damage. Degraded fuel in a running engine also leaves deposits in the carburetor plugging essential passages and can also leave deposits on the intake valve stem causing it to hang up and not close properly or even not to close at all. See more »

Quotes

Luna Schlosser: I think we should have had sex, but there weren't enough people.
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Referenced in Real Genius (1985) See more »

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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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