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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:
Wonderful mix of Sci-Fi, Western and .... creepiness! 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:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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:
There were several minor injures during filming. During a shootout scene a piece of wadding from a blank cartridge struck Yul Brynner in the eye, scratching his cornea and leaving him unable to wear his light reflecting contacts without his injured eye turning red and tearing up, so shooting had to be maneuvered to allow time for his eye to heal. And during the scene where James Brolin's character was bitten by a rattlesnake, while the milked rattler was attached to Brolin's arm, he was bitten by the teeth on the snakes lower jaw, despite wearing padding on his arm made of leather and cotton.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the throne room where Peter has the confrontation with the gunslinger, the Black Knight can be seen breathing, although he is supposed to be an android with a dead battery.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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Movie Connections:
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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21 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful mix of Sci-Fi, Western and .... creepiness!, 18 June 2005
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Writer/director Michael Crichton clearly has an interest in amusement theme parks where things go horribly wrong! His most successful achievement "Jurassic Park" revolves on this ingenious premise, but so does this "Westworld" which predates Spielberg's box-office hit by 20 years! And maybe I don't know anything about cinema, but I sure think this film is at least ten times better and more unsettling than "Jurassic Park". Despite some flaws and script-errors, Crichton's film is a tense milestone that is ultimately compelling and far ahead of its time. In a near future, a couple of slick marketeers have developed a holiday resort where rich tourists are offered imaginative vacations in perfect copies of the ancient Rome, a medieval countryside or the Wild West. The story mainly focuses on Westworld, where robot gunslingers like Yul Brunner (even more brilliant than usual) are programmed to die bloodily whenever a jolly tourist challenges them to a duel. That is, until suddenly the central computer begins the malfunction and the robots stand up for themselves. The last half hour is amazingly suspenseful and contains some grueling images that'll definitely excite horror fans. The set pieces and costumes are excellent and with a great eye for detail. For the legendary actor Yul Brunner, this was an ideal movie to conclude his brilliant career and simultaneously a great opportunity to bring homage his entire repertoire. Slightly negative elements about "Westworld" include the rather goofy choice of music and the abrupt ending. Although this last remark may be a purely personal point of criticism, since I really wanted the film to go on for another hour or so. Great movie...terrific entertainment!

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