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Director:
Writer:
Michael Crichton (written by)
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Release Date:
21 November 1973 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Westworld ...where robot men and women are programmed to serve you for ...Romance ...Violence ...Anything See more »
Plot:
A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Solid, older, but entertaining, sci-fi. See more (154 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Yul Brynner ... Gunslinger

Richard Benjamin ... Peter Martin

James Brolin ... John Blane

Norman Bartold ... Medieval Knight

Alan Oppenheimer ... Chief Supervisor
Victoria Shaw ... Medieval Queen

Dick Van Patten ... Banker
Linda Gaye Scott ... Arlette (as Linda Scott)

Steve Franken ... Technician
Michael T. Mikler ... Black Knight (as Michael Mikler)
Terry Wilson ... Sheriff

Majel Barrett ... Miss Carrie
Anne Randall ... Daphne
Julie Marcus ... Girl in Dungeon
Sharyn Wynters ... Apache Girl
Anne Bellamy ... Middle Aged Woman
Chris Holter ... Stewardess
Charles Seel ... Bellhop
Wade Crosby ... Bartender
Nora Marlowe ... Hostess
Lin Henson ... Ticket Girl
Orville Sherman ... Supervisor
C. Lindsay Workman ... Supervisor (as Lindsay Workman)
Lauren Gilbert ... Supervisor
Davis Roberts ... Supervisor
Howard Platt ... Supervisor
Richard Roat ... Technician
Kenneth Washington ... Technician

Jared Martin ... Technician
Robert Patten ... Technician
David M. Frank ... Technician (as David Frank)
Kip King ... Technician
David Man ... Technician
Larry Delaney ... Technician
Will J. White ... Workman
Ben Young ... Workman
Tom Falk ... Workman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barry Cahill ... 3rd Male Interviewee (uncredited)

Robert Hogan ... Delos Guests' Interviewer (uncredited)
Robert Nichols ... 1st Male Interviewee (uncredited)
Ty Randolph ... Girl in Saloon (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... White-Haired Woman on Elevator (uncredited)
Paul Sorensen ... 2nd Male Interviewee (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Crichton 
 
Writing credits
Michael Crichton (written by)

Produced by
Paul Lazarus III .... producer (as Paul N. Lazarus III)
Michael I. Rachmil .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Karlin 
 
Cinematography by
Gene Polito (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
 
Casting by
Leonard Murphy 
 
Art Direction by
Herman A. Blumenthal  (as Herman Blumenthal)
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin  (as John Austin)
 
Makeup Department
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist
Irving Pringle .... makeup artist
Dione Taylor .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Claude Binyon Jr. .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Binyon Jr. .... assistant director
James F. Boyle .... second assistant director (as James Boyle)
Craig Huston .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Friedrich .... property master
 
Sound Department
Richard S. Church .... sound (as Richard Church)
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Charles Schulthies .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Brent Sellstrom .... visual effects coordinator
John Whitney Jr. .... automated image processing
Matthew Yuricich .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bobby Bass .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Brubaker .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Bill Catching .... stunts (uncredited)
Louie Elias .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunt double (uncredited)
Alan Oliney .... stunts (uncredited)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Ziker .... fire gag stunt (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph A. August Jr. .... camera operator (as Joseph August)
Doug Byers .... electrician (uncredited)
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Bruno .... wardrobe supervisor
Betsy Cox .... wardrobe: women's
 
Music Department
Bill Campbell .... musician: paino (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Fred Karlin .... conductor (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dick Ziker .... action scenes coordinator
Charles Lippincott .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
88 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1974) | France:-12 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (1994) (2008) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
A day at the Delos resort costs $1000.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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Soundtrack:
Home on the RangeSee more »

FAQ

Why did the scientist/mechanic decide to give the gunslinger infrared vision and enhanced hearing capabilities?
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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Solid, older, but entertaining, sci-fi., 11 August 2002
Author: Poseidon-3 from Cincinnati, OH

Michael Crichton wrote and directed this precursor to "Jurassic Park" that, while showing some of it's age, is still effective and was undeniably influential. The story concerns a unique and expensive vacation resort called Delos in which customers can choose from one of three "worlds"--Roman World, Medieval World or Western World (as it is referred to in the film.) Here, customers can indulge their fantasies of conquest (violent or sexual) among a host of ultra-realistic robots who are programmed to promote the experience while not allowing the participants to become hurt. Benjamin stars as a newcomer to the place with his buddy Brolin along for his second visit. Brolin shows Benjamin the ropes at Western World (how to shoot villains, seduce dance hall girls, etc...) One of the bad guys they encounter is icy Brynner who they dispose of more than once. Eventually, things start to come unglued as the men note that things aren't working as properly as expected and promised. The controllers of the park are unable to prevent the robots from hurting or even killing the guests! The film begins with that once-cutting-edge, but now amusing, sense of high-tech awe as the guys enter the park. Benjamin is an acquired taste and borders on annoying for much of the film. More at ease is Brolin who doesn't have a great deal to do. The most striking performance is that of Brynner. He has almost nothing to say, but he doesn't need to talk. His steely stare and mechanical gait wind up being quite relentless and terrifying. The highlight of the film is his non-stop pursuit of Benjamin. ("The Terminator" owes a lot to this section of the film.) There are several other supporting roles, but, aside from Van Patten, the actors create little interest in their exploits. "Star Trek" fans will note the presence of Barrett as a robot madame. There were rumors of a remake with Arnold Schwarzegger, but Arnie's already done the indestructible robot thing and no one's going to outglare Brynner. His bid as Governor seems to have quashed these plans anyway.

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