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Director:
Writers:
David Zelag Goodman (screenplay)
William F. Nolan (novel) ...
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Release Date:
23 June 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The only thing you can't have in this perfect world of total pleasure is your 30th birthday . . . Logan is 29. See more »
Plot:
An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at 30. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A science fiction film that gives the genre a run for its money See more (227 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael York ... Logan

Richard Jordan ... Francis

Jenny Agutter ... Jessica

Roscoe Lee Browne ... Box

Farrah Fawcett ... Holly (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)

Michael Anderson Jr. ... Doc

Peter Ustinov ... Old Man
Randolph Roberts ... 2nd Sanctuary Man
Lara Lindsay ... The Woman Runner

Gary Morgan ... Billy

Michelle Stacy ... Mary 2
Laura Hippe ... Woman Customer

David Westberg ... Sandman
Camilla Carr ... Sanctuary Woman

Greg Lewis ... Cub (as Gregg Lewis)
Ashley Cox ... Timid Girl
Bill Couch ... Sandman
Glenn R. Wilder ... Runner (as Glen Wilder)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe L. Blevins ... Last Day Character (uncredited)
Roger Borden ... Sandman Daniel (uncredited)
Paula Crist ... City Dweller (uncredited)

Dick DeCoit ... (uncredited)
Chuck Gaylord ... Cub (uncredited)

Mitchell Gaylord ... Cub (uncredited)
Johnny Haymer ... (uncredited)

William E. Johnson III ... Extra (uncredited)
Richard Kelton ... Sanctuary Man (voice) (uncredited)
Jessie Kirby ... Confused City Dweller (uncredited)
Greg Michaels ... 3rd Sanctuary Man / Ambush Man (uncredited)
Bob Neill ... 1st Sanctuary Man (uncredited)
Candice Rialson ... 1st Screamer in Logan's Apartment (uncredited)
Johnny Timko ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Anderson 
 
Writing credits
David Zelag Goodman (screenplay)

William F. Nolan (novel "Logan's Run") and
George Clayton Johnson (novel "Logan's Run")

Produced by
Hugh Benson .... associate producer
Saul David .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bob Wyman 
 
Casting by
Jack Baur 
 
Production Design by
Dale Hennesy (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Dale Hennesy 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert De Vestel 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Judith A. Cory .... hair styles (as Judy Alexander Corey)
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Byron Roberts .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Brimfeld .... second assistant director (as Alan H. Brimfield)
Win Phelps .... second assistant director
David Silver .... assistant director
John Slosser .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jack M. Marino .... property master
Charles Sertin .... property assistant
William Cruse .... set designer (uncredited)
Dave Margolin .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... sound
William L. McCaughey .... sound (as William McCaughey)
John Riordan .... sound editor (as John P. Riordan)
Aaron Rochin .... sound
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Stephen Katz .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Glen Robinson .... special effects
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects (uncredited)
Thomas L. Fisher .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Gary L. King .... special effects (uncredited)
Jay King .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Terry W. King .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Wayne Rose .... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Thomson .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special visual effects designer
James F. Liles .... optical supervisor (as Jim Liles)
Larry Robinson .... assistant: L. B. Abbott
Frank Van der Veer .... additional visuals (as Frank Van Der Veer)
Matthew Yuricich .... matte paintings
 
Stunts
Bill Couch .... stunt coordinator
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator (as Glen Wilder)
Phil Adams .... stunts (uncredited)
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Craig R. Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
May Boss .... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Dottie Catching .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Couch Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Paula Crist .... stunts (uncredited)
Pepper Curtis .... stunts (uncredited)
Angelo De Meo .... stunts (uncredited)
Paula Dell .... stunts (uncredited)
Wayne Dillard .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Donna Garrett .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Gaylord .... stunts (uncredited)
Mitchell Gaylord .... stunts (uncredited)
Barbara Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Rosemary Johnston .... stunts (uncredited)
Dawn Landing .... stunts (uncredited)
Carol Lee .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Carole Navarro .... stunts (uncredited)
Beth Nufer .... stunts (uncredited)
Regina Parton .... stunts (uncredited)
Alex Plasschaert .... stunts (uncredited)
Fluir Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dar Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Robles .... stunts (uncredited)
Russell Saunders .... stunts (uncredited)
Lori Thomas .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Washlake .... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (uncredited)
Sunny Woods .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Ziker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Kashuk .... key grip (as Martin G. Kashuk)
Don Stott .... chief set electrician
Ron Anderson .... electrician (uncredited)
Doug Byers .... electrician (uncredited)
Scott Hamilton .... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert Jason .... electrician (uncredited)
Robert C. Jessup .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Mike Redding .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Gary Stark .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Butz .... wardrobe (as Dick Butz)
Edna Taylor .... wardrobe
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Freeman A. Davies .... associate film editor (as Freeman A. Davies Jr.)
Chuck Ellison .... assistant film editor (as Charles G. Ellison)
 
Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
William Saracino .... music editor
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (uncredited)
Willard Jones .... music copyist (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano and keyboards (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Aaron Rochin .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Leon Charles .... dialogue coach
Lara Lindsay .... assistant to producer
Ron Mitchell .... production assistant
Don Morgan .... unit publicist
Christopher Outwater .... laser consultant
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor
Richard Vetter .... consultant: Todd-AO
Stefan Wenta .... choreography
 
Thanks
Diane Booker .... thanks: executive director, the Texas Film Commission, Dallas, Texas
W.E. Cooper .... thanks: president, Dallas Market Center, Dallas, Texas
T.S. Eliot .... "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" is quoted by permission
 
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Runtime:
119 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints) (as Dolby System Noise Reduction-High Fidelity) | 4-Track Stereo
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G (alternate rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:12 (video rating: feature and audio commentary: 227 min 31 sec) (2008) | UK:PG (SubTV) (1991) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1995) | USA:PG | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When the Old Man is showing Logan some of the portraits that used to hang on the walls of the capital, one of them was originally to have been of President Richard Nixon; "They used to call him tricky... something". According to director Michael Anderson, the gag was considered too controversial at the time and was dropped.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Jessica's green stockings appear and disappear.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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35 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
A science fiction film that gives the genre a run for its money, 11 October 1998
Author: Morlock from Orlando, FL

Beyond the entrapment of lavish special effects (for which "Logan's Run" won an Oscar anyway), few science fiction films actually present a good story, much less one that makes you think and/or presents new ideas. "Logan's Run" is one of those few.

Before "Stars Wars" enraptured audiences with its stunning special effects and created a precedent for a string of similarly effects-laden knock-offs and genre wanna-be's (mirroring what "The War of the Worlds" had done for audiences in the 50's), true science fiction films such as "Logan's Run" were giving us stories simply complimented by special effects, not about them. I say "true" because "Star Wars" is of the fantasy genre; it is not a science fiction story, though it does share some common elements.

"Logan's Run" presents us with a vivid, somewhat horrifying vision of a possible future. It doesn't take place "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away." It happens on earth in a believable time frame. It doesn't ask us to greatly suspend disbelief by accepting alien races and magic powers. Instead, it presents us with a chilling fast forward of our own technology, attitudes, and policies. Concerning the latter, the film includes an almost creepy euthanasia undertone to it.

Though, in all honesty, I care more about and become more closely associated with the characters in "Star Wars," the disassociation I feel for LR's characters somewhat aids the lack of individuality that the story tries to convey. The actors, however, give great performances.

Beautiful cinematography and settings greatly compliment the film's mood and timeframe, from the sterile domed city to the decimated Washington D.C., which still provides one of (if not) the best visuals of a post-apocalyptic world that I've ever seen. It's right there with "The Planet of the Apes'" Statue of Liberty.

Another thing that SW does well is disassociate itself from the decade in which it was created. You have to overlook this aspect in LR because like so many films of the 70's, it carries its decade's time stamp.

Though minor, another thing I, in particular, enjoy about LR are the weapons. Unlike every other weapon in and out of science fiction history, LR's "blasters" do not actually shoot anything. There is simply an explosion at their designated target. It may be campy (or corny), but it's definitely different and a fine example of real, working props.

Another interesting note: the film varies greatly from the original novel, but most people agree that the film is much better. I tend to agree with them.

For me, in terms of science fiction, "Logan's Run" takes its place among such decade-defining films as "The War of the Worlds" (50's) and "The Planet of the Apes" (60's) and among such thought-provoking science fiction as "Soylent Green" and "Gattaca."

Ask yourself this: what or where is "sanctuary?" Isn't that what we're all looking for? Answer both, and you'll have the film's theme.

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