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The Clones (1973)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  August 1973 (USA)
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A scientist discovers a plot to clone other scientists so the government can control the weather.

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

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

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What Good Independent Sci Fi Should Be
30 November 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Many people don't know that this was shot in 18 days with over 60 different locations. Not to mention, this movie was made for less than $250,000! For 1972, it was almost impossible to make a movie this good for that low a budget. Even if it is considered not the best science fiction movie ever made, Clones did break box office records that year nationally. The movie does have its moments where you can tell they were rushed for time and had very little money to spend. Still, the overall production and business of the film was a giant success. An interesting note, the movie is credited for having two directors when in fact, there was only one director on the production. The other name was added for "investing" reasons.


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