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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 ...
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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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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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The exteriors for the beige building in which Woody Allen's character lives (and where the nose is destroyed) were shot at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Foothils Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, USA. See more »

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Luna Schlosser: [Luna's house party. Herald's arrived, bearing a gift; a Keane-like painting, of some big, doe-eyed, little girl, peering out at the viewer, from behind a pole, and is presenting it to Luna] Herald, it's wonderful! Oh, you shouldn't have, really!
Herald Cohen: [Herald's proudly smiling, next to this videos painting] Ijust thought you'd like it!
Luna Schlosser: [Luna's staring at it, a very long cigarette holder in one hand, and a look of intenseness is on her face, as she visually studies the painting] Oh, it's keen! It-it's ...
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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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Woody Allen's Second Best Movie After Annie Hall
22 June 2004 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I think I am going to have to rank this as Woody Allen's second-best (and second-funniest) movie... after the unbeatable "Annie Hall". Even after having seen the movie 3 or 4 times I still find myself amused by some of Allen's shtick... and his rarely-demonstrated adeptness at physical comedy. So many classic physical bits: riding around in the wheelchair... eating the rubber glove... the future scientists trying to force his slack body into a futuristic vehicle. After this movie Woody started to get a little too cerebral... this was his last attempt at a just-plain-funny movie... and probably his most satisfying of his early comedies... only because there was a sort-of storyline. Woody is cryogenically frozen after a botched operation in the 1970s and is awoken 200 years later to find himself in a repressive Orwellian future. He meets up with a spoiled rich chick (Diane Keaton) and influences her (not really intentionally) into becoming a revolutionary activist.


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