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The Clonus Horror (1979)

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

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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 (as Timothy Donnelly)
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George / George Walker
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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Clonus  »

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$257,000 (estimated)
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Peter Graves shot all of his scenes in one day. See more »

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When Richard runs from the man on the motorcycle, he steals a bicycle with high handlebars and a step-through frame. In the very next scene, the bicycle is a BMX-style bike. See more »

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Jeff Knight: I think it's time I start paying back this country for some of the good things it's given me.
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In the Special Thanks To section, Adidas is incorrectly spelled "Addidas". See more »

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Remade as The Island (2005) See more »

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After several viewings of Clonus, this movie is not as bad as I had first thought. Sure, Robert Fiveson didn't have a huge budget, but the story definitely holds an interesting premise especially with scientific advancements today. You know there are some labcoats who've toyed with this notion before. Clonus is not recommended for those heavily reliant on Prozac. An extra plus for the dark undertone throughout this film.

Clonus has its B grade charm: you get to see L.A., um I mean, *AMERICA* in the late 70s. There's the whole mind control effect and punishment for refusing to conform. Hey, that's the Enterprise red alert sound when Richard's running through the hallways! He really should have just called Jack Tripper to help him out or hide out at the Regal Beagle. Dick Sargent is at his ominous best and is only upstaged by the short, yet effective cameo by the late Peter Graves.

Only you can prevent crotch fires.


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