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The Clonus Horror (1979)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  August 1979 (USA)
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Politicians scheme to clone themselves, assuring immortal life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jeff Knight
Rick DiAngelo ...
Guide #1
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Guide #2 (as Gene Glazer)
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Dana
Paulette Breen ...
Tim Donnelly ...
Richard Knight Jr. (as Timothy Donnelly)
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Keith Langsdale ...
Guide #3
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Zale Kessler ...
Larry Manning ...
Guide #4
William Bufkin ...
Clone
Tony Haig ...
Jack
Boyd Holister ...
Senator
Eddie Carroll ...
Doctor (as Eddy Carroll)
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Storyline

A young man escapes from a government-run project called 'Clonus' only to find out that Jeff Knight (Peter Graves), a presidential candidate, is conspiring to keep Clonus a secret. Top government officials are aware of it and support the super-secret project, because they are cloning themselves to live longer and better lives at the expense of their slave-like clone counterparts. Ethical and moral values are explored as the escapee known as Richard (Tim Donnelly) returns to Clonus, only to find his girlfriend lobotomized for government security purposes. Written by Mary Lou Tringali / G3K

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Where science and nightmare merge. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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August 1979 (USA)  »

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Clonus  »

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$257,000 (estimated)
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Director Robert S. Fiveson brought a copyright infringement suit against the makers of The Island (2005). The lawsuit cited almost 100 points of similarity between "Clonus" and "The Island", and the court ruled that Fiveson made a prima facie case for infringement. Before the case could go to trial, Dreamworks settled with the plaintiffs for an undisclosed amount. See more »

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At the marina, when Richard and Jeffrey are talking on the boat, right before Richard gets up to leave, the boom mic appears above. See more »

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In the Special Thanks To section, Adidas is incorrectly spelled "Addidas". See more »

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Interesting
30 April 2000 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

The beginning of this movie had me doubting that it would be little more than a typical B sci-fi flick. But, as it progressed I began to get interested and I saw the whole thing through. The premise is interesting, original, and has the makings of making a classic. Alas, it instead ended up a mediocre movie, done in by the usual factors which turn a potentially good movie into a bad movie (bad acting, low budget etc.). I'm interested to see how this would turn out if it were remade with good actors and a big hollywood budget.


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