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Logan's Run (1976)

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

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Cast

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Holly (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)
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Cub (as Gregg Lewis)
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Storyline

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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Welcome to the 23rd Century See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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23 June 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flucht ins 23. Jahrhundert  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$25,000,000
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the original novel, the colors of the Life Clock change every 7 years: yellow (birth-6), blue (7-13), red (14-20), then red and black on Lastday, finally turning black at 21. In the novel, characters can only live to 21. According to the audio commentary, the movie changed it to 30 because it was not realistic to have a cast with all of the characters under 21. See more »

Goofs

When Logan and Jessica emerge from the ice cave, they see the sun rising from behind a great mountain. As they make their way to Washington DC, they travel through valleys and mountains to get there. There are no mountains such as these or any other kind even within miles of the vicinity of Washington DC. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Logan: [tapping on a glass window of maternity room] Wake up.
Francis: 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: Well maybe, maybe not. What does it matter? Anyway, he isn't yours anymore.
Logan: [continues tapping lightly on the glass]
Francis: All right, you want me to wake him?
[bangs loudly on the glass with his baton]
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Connections

Edited into Logan's Run: The Judas Goat (1977) See more »

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I Love this Movie!
26 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie for a number of reasons It's got a wonderfully original storyline, eye candy visuals, great 1970's hairdos, doesn't require a PHD to figure out and is just plain fun to watch. I know there are some people on this site that have dissected Logan's Run like a frog in Science Class and have dismissed it for some short comings. But if you attempt to watch this movie by holding a magnifying glass up to it and comparing it's special effects and sets to films like Star Wars, you're not going to enjoy it because it doesn't compete on that level. It's strength is an emphasis on the human condition and rebelling against a regimented society that lies to it's people and the special effects are just along for the ride. Also unlike Star Wars, I look at this movie as a period piece because it's a 1970's perspective on one possible future society and watching it (especially now)you never forget that. Yes it's dated, but like many things from the 70's reminds us of a simpler time and place we can remember fondly.


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