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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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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,000,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Before producing the film himself, producer Saul David shopped the property to producer Irwin Allen, who picked up the book rights as an option. Unfortunately, Allen was at the top of his game with his legendary disaster films The Poseidon Adventure (1972), and The Towering Inferno (1974) and so put "Logan's Run" on the back-burner. Unfortunately, the property rights lapsed and so the film was eventually produced by David himself. Interesting note: Producer David used Allen's trusted special effects man L.B. Abbott on "Logan's Run". And when David was at 20th Century-Fox during the 1960s making movies like Fantastic Voyage (1966) and Our Man Flint (1966), Abbott was the man responsible for the FX in those films as well. See more »

Goofs

When the City's computer asks Logan to sit down, the large circular light directly above the interrogation chair is not lit. When it cuts to a shot behind Logan facing the screen, the lamp is on, but when it cuts back to Logan, the lamp is just lighting up. See more »

Quotes

[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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And I Thought Turning 40 Was Supposed To Be the Bad Age....
11 June 2000 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

I must admit that I should be ashamed as a sci-fi fan: I hadn't seen this film until recently, and I wanted to better understand the parody from "Free Enterprise".

But I enjoyed the film.

Watching this film against the more recent glut of sci-fi films, I have to say that they made them a little more original back in the 70's-80's, instead of everything being techno-computer-CG-spaceship fights. A grim look at the downside of maintaining an "ideal", utopian society. When you hit 30, you either have the option of willingly submitting yourself to be killed under a pretense of renewal, or having the Sandmen play with you before they go in for the kill. Neither option seems really appealing. But the idea of one of the killers having to face their mortality is an interesting idea.

A little slow in places (but I did keep wanting to see what would happen next), and some of the special effects look really dated (even to '77's "Star Wars"), but the story holds up well, and it's an entertaining ride overall.

It's truly a classic of the genre, and I wish I had seen it sooner.


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