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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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John Blane
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Medieval Knight
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Victoria Shaw ...
Medieval Queen
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Banker
Linda Gaye Scott ...
Arlette (as Linda Scott)
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Michael T. Mikler ...
Black Knight (as Michael Mikler)
Terry Wilson ...
Sheriff
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Miss Carrie
Anne Randall ...
Daphne
Julie Marcus ...
Girl in Dungeon
Sharyn Wynters ...
Apache Girl
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Storyline

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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Director and screenwriter Michael Crichton re-edited first cut of the movie because he was depressed by how long and boring it was. Scenes which were deleted from rough cut include; bank robbery and sales room sequences, hovercraft with passengers flying above desert in the beginning, additional and longer dialogue scenes, more scenes with robots going crazy and killing guests including a scene where one guest is tied down to a rack and is killed when his arms are pulled out, longer chase scene with Gunslinger chasing Peter, Gunslinger cleaning his face with water after Peter throws acid on him... In Crichton's assembly cut of the movie there was also a different ending which included fight between Gunslinger and Peter (which was deleted because it seemed like it was staged and foolish) and alternate death scene of Gunslinger where he is killed with same rack that was used by one of the other robots to kill one of the guests in previously mentioned deleted scene. See more »

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In the final scene in the mediaeval throne room, the position of the queen and the knight on their seats changes from shot to shot, and the knight's hand moves from palm up to palm down. See more »

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Interviewer of Delos Guests: [hosting a commercial] Hi. Ed Ramsey from Delos. 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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Home on the Range
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Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Performed by Richard Benjamin
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The Vacation of the Future Today
11 October 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In a near future, the Delos Company offers the vacation of the future in the present days in the amusement parks Medievalworld, Romanworld and Westworld for U$ 1,000.00 per day. The vacationers can feel in the Middle Age or in the Roman Empire or in the Wild West and have joust, sex, duel against gunslinger and whatever he or she wants interacting with robots.

Peter Martin (Richard Benjamin) and John Blane (James Brolin) travel in the hovercraft to Westworld and sooner Peter duels against a Gunslinger (Yul Brynner). However, when there is a malfunctioning of the machinery, the robots get out of control jeopardizing the guests.

"Westworld" is a very successful sci-fi of my generation and a sort of grandfather of other robots films, such as "The Stepford Wives", "Blade Runner" and mainly "The Terminator". There is a scene in this last franchise that is an updated rip-off of Yul Brynner's character chasing Peter.

The story has flaws, but is engaging and suspenseful, holding the attention until the very last scene. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Westworld – Onde Ninguém Tem Alma" ("Westworld – Where No One Has Soul")


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