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Logan's Run (1976)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  23 June 1976 (USA)
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An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at 30.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Holly (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)
Randolph Roberts ...
Lara Lindsay ...
Mary 2
Laura Hippe ...
Woman Customer
Camilla Carr ...
Cub (as Gregg Lewis)


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 garykmcd

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The only thing you can't have in Logan's world is your 30th birthday. Unless you run away. See more »


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Release Date:

23 June 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flucht ins 23. Jahrhundert  »

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Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)


$25,000,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The catfight between Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett was planned to be a much longer scene. This had to be changed when the two actresses pulled hair too hard and the director feared they would end up fighting for real. See more »


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 »


[first lines]
Logan: [tapping on a glass window of maternity room] Wake up.
Francis 7: Logan, you are here. I couldn't believe it when they told me. What are you doing?
Logan: [indicates baby] Logan 6. Well it's not everyday that they authorize a new sandman. I tell you Francis,
[indicating baby]
Logan: that's him.
Francis 7: Well maybe, maybe not. What does it matter? Anyway, he isn't yours anymore.
Logan: [continues tapping lightly on the glass]
Francis 7: All right, you want me to wake him?
[bangs loudly on the glass with his baton]
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A sci-fi Spirit of '76...
7 January 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Logan's Run was adapted from a novel written with the specific intention of being made into a movie. I'm glad they did because I first saw this on TV as a child during the eighties and loved every minute of it. Due to my young age I could identify with a character lorded over by incomprehensible, emotionless machines - just like mean parents who say NO! Poor Logan, so earnest and innocent. Now that I'm an adult I still love this movie, but for different reasons. Logan's Run is drenched in the seventies, from the hip music and sets to the 'revolutionary' concept of free sexuality and a new face at the flick of a switch. It's so camp in places, yet the concept of a society discarding anyone over the age of 30 seems eerily prescient, given that I've even heard Britney Spears derided for being 'old'. Perhaps they should have set the cut-off age at 20 instead?

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