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Westworld (1973)

PG  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  21 November 1973 (USA)
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A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Blane
Medieval Knight
Victoria Shaw ...
Medieval Queen
Linda Gaye Scott ...
Arlette (as Linda Scott)
Michael T. Mikler ...
Black Knight (as Michael Mikler)
Terry Wilson ...
Miss Carrie
Anne Randall ...
Julie Marcus ...
Girl in Dungeon
Sharyn Wynters ...
Apache Girl


An amusement park for rich vacationers. The park provides its customers a way to live out their fantasies through the use of robots that provide anything they want. Two of the vacationers choose a wild west adventure. However, after a computer breakdown, they find that they are now being stalked by a rogue robot gun-slinger. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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21 November 1973 (USA)  »

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A day at the Delos resort costs $1000. See more »


In the last scene of the film, the gunslinger rises from the floor for the final time, and turns to reveal that its face-plate has fallen off. But the faceplate, clearly visible on the floor when the robot turns, wasn't there seconds before when the robot pushed itself up. See more »


[first lines]
Interviewer of Delos Guests: [hosting a commercial] Hi. Ed Renfrew for Delos again. If there's anyone who doesn't know what Delos is, well, as we've always said: Delos is the vacation of the future, today. At Delos, you get your choice of the vacation you want. There's Medieval World, Roman World and, of course, Westworld. Let's talk to some of the people who've been there.
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Referenced in System Shock 2 (1999) See more »


Home on the Range
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Performed by Richard Benjamin
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and what a chilling little world it is...
6 March 2006 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Classic sci-fi thriller of the 70's, Westworld is a film that never fails to be fun and riveting in its own campy way.

Two pals go on vacation to a hi-tech resort where they can live out a wild west adventure among human-like robots. Unfortunately, the robots are starting to malfunction and our human guests may be in for more excitement than they bargained for.

Michael Crichton delivers a clever and engaging story with this film. It packs plenty of intense action and increasing suspense, that firmly keeps the viewer on edge! Crichton's direction is also solidly well-done, creating a believable feel with the help of some good special FX (especially with the droids).

Cast-wise the film is great as well. Yul Brynner does a wonderfully creepy performance as the robotic gunslinger that just won't stop coming! Richard Benjamin does a nice turn as the timid visitor who must fight to survive, as does his friend played by James Brolin.

Westworld is truly enjoyable sci-fi/thriller excitement and stands as one of the best genre films of the '70s.

*** 1/2 out of ****

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