MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,031 this week

The Clones (1973)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  August 1973 (USA)
4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 62 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 7 critic

A scientist discovers a plot to clone other scientists so the government can control the weather.

Directors:

,

Writers:

(screenplay), (original story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 200 titles
created 22 Jan 2011
 
a list of 109 titles
created 06 Mar 2011
 
a list of 161 titles
created 06 Apr 2011
 
list image
a list of 1398 titles
created 07 Mar 2012
 
a list of 890 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Clones (1973)

The Clones (1973) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Clones.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Greene ...
Dr. Gerald Appleby
...
Nemo
Otis Young ...
Sawyer
Susan Hunt ...
Penny
...
Carl Swafford
Alex Nicol ...
Secretary of HEW
...
Brooks Brothers Hippie (as John Barrymore Jr.)
Barbara Bergdorf ...
Janet (as Barbara Burgdorf)
Raynold Gideon ...
Fred Kalif (as Ray Gideon)
...
Sheriff
Noble 'Kid' Chissel ...
Laboratory Guard (as Noble 'Kid' Chissell)
Angelo Rossitto ...
Man at Phone Booth (as Angelo Rossito)
Lamar Card ...
Dr. Bradigan
Sandy Horowitz ...
Pilot
Dave Atkins ...
Truck Driver
Edit

Storyline

A nuclear scientist is "cloned" by foreign agents, struggles against terrifying odds to prove he is himself and not the clone. Producers note that the word Clones was rarely, if ever heard in the American vocabulary before this picture was released Written by Rajnish Sinha <raj@directorsnet.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They sabotaged his nuclear lab. They took his wife...They tried to kill him...Then they cloned him. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

August 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Man Running  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Flawed But Fascinating Low-Budget Sci-Fi
3 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Clones is more than worthwhile for those who admire ambitious shoestring budget film-making. Principal among its charms is its eerie stylistic inventiveness, with disorienting tracking shots, upside-down fish-eye camera-work, offbeat locations, and weird effects on the soundtrack, ensuring that an oppressive 70s paranoia takes hold of the viewer.

The script is hit-and-miss, sometimes dumb, and the story weakens when the clone conspiracy is revealed to be only a part of a much, much broader sci-fi intrigue. The aforementioned strengths more than compensate for any failings, however. The Clones is a film that will be best appreciated by those who enjoy old, modestly budgeted but atmospheric speculative movies like Seconds, It's Alive, or The Terminal Man.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
source pistu34
Discuss The Clones (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?