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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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This film permanently ended plans for two productions based on H.G. Wells' "When the Sleeper Wakes", the 1899 novel on which this film is loosely based. One proposed production was by American International (long shelved due to the high proposed budget) and the other by producer George Pal. See more »

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In the final chase scene, the all-white futuristic vehicle is replaced briefly by another all-white futuristic vehicle of a different design, including a black trim. See more »

Quotes

Miles Monroe: [jealous] Can he do this?
[prances]
Luna Schlosser: You're an idiot.
Miles Monroe: We're doing it my way.
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Features ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961) 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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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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