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Westworld (1973)

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

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Cast

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John Blane
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Medieval Knight
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Medieval Queen
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Banker
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Arlette (as Linda Scott)
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Technician
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Black Knight (as Michael Mikler)
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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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...Where nothing can possibly go worng! See more »


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8 December 1973 (Italy)  »

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Oestelandia  »

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$1,250,000 (estimated)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Since the movie takes place in 1983, the amusement park cost of $1,000 per day would cost $2,423 today (Oct 2016). See more »

Goofs

The opening commercial for Delos refers to traveling there by Hovercraft. However, the cabin shots of the transit vehicle show that the vehicle is capable of banking from relatively high up. Hovercrafts travel at a fixed low height above the ground and don't bank, therefore the transit craft must be an aircraft of some kind. See more »

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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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Connections

Referenced in Tiny Toon Adventures: High Toon (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Home on the Range
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Performed by Richard Benjamin
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Jurassic Park Version 1.0
24 July 2004 | by (Xanadu) – See all my reviews

Westworld was the blueprint for what was later Jurassic Park. Here, Michael Crichton first envisoned Disneyland, if the Hall of presidents ran amuck. It provided many of the inspirations for later sci-fi films, like Terminator. It was a great blend of action, horror, and comedy.

Richard Benjamin and James Brolin are the heroes of the film, but Yul Brynner is the star. He portrays a robot, based on his character from "The Magnificent Seven." Brynner is the relentless killing machine who fights until the end. With almost no dialogue, he conveys fear with little more than expression and body language.

The film explores old themes, the dark side of technology, but it was ahead of its time in depicting the dangers of computers and automated systems. The effects are dated, but the story holds up well. The sequel, Futureworld, tried to add political intrigue, with less success. Definitely one for the sci-fi fan or collector, or cult movie lover.


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