In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.
Ten years after conquering the Earth, ape leader Caesar wants the ruling apes and enslaved humans to live in peace. But warring factions of apes led by a militant gorilla general as well as various human groups threaten the stability.
J. Lee Thompson
A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of ... See full summary »
It's 2274 and on the surface, it all seems to be an idyllic society. Living in a city within an enclosed dome, there is little or no work for humans to perform and inhabitants are free to pursue all of the pleasures of life. There is one catch however: your life is limited and when you reach 30, it is terminated in a quasi-religious ceremony known as Carousel. Some, known as runners, do try to escape their fate when the time comes and it's the job of Sandmen to track them down and kill them. Logan is such a man and with several years before his own termination date, thinks nothing of the job he does. Soon after meeting a young woman, Jessica-6, he is ordered to become a runner himself and infiltrate a community outside the dome known as Sanctuary and to destroy it. Pursued by his friend Francis, also a Sandman, Logan and Jessica find their way to the outside. There they discover a beautiful, virtually uninhabited world. Logan realizes that he must return to the dome to tell them what ... Written by
Logan has a rip in the right arm sleeve of his shirt made by the malfunctioning laser machine. This rip is missing from his costume for several of the scenes afterward. See more »
[tapping on a glass window of maternity room]
Logan, you are here. I couldn't believe it when they told me. What are you doing?
Logan 6. Well it's not everyday that they authorize a new sandman. I tell you Francis,
Well maybe, maybe not. What does it matter? Anyway, he isn't yours anymore.
[continues tapping lightly on the glass]
All right, you want me to wake him?
[bangs loudly on the glass with his baton]
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This movie, though a product of it's time, the glorious 70's, has staying power. Sure, special effects have advanced greatly, and a remake would be much more visually believable, you have a feeling that the entire movie is shot in a mall while inside the 'City'. But get past that, and watch the film. The acting, with Peter Ustinov, Michael York and Richard Jordan carrying the entire film mostly, is extremely well done. Jenny Agutter is young and cute in the film, which is about all her character requires. It's an interesting statement of a society that gets a little out of hand with it's youth worship, holding up a mirror to our own. It's especially poignant if you saw it yourself when you were under 30, and see it again at a 'maturer' age. Farrah Fawcett has a brief role here, and Agutter has a nice brief nude scene. The scenes of Washington DC are memorable even by today's technology standards.
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