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The Clonus Horror (1979)

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 (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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Horror | Romance | 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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Trivia

In an interview filmed for the DVD release of the Mystery Science Theater version of the film director Robert S. Fiveson mentioned that the settlement for the lawsuit with the makers of The Island (2005) involved the official sale of remake rights, and even mentioning that fact was technically against the confidentiality agreement made as part of the settlement. Fiveson also mentions that fans of the MST3K episode provided a lot of support and encouragement as the copyright infringement case progressed. See more »

Goofs

When Lena falls off her bike early in the film, a crew member's hand appears on the left, making sure she doesn't fall any further. See more »

Quotes

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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one of my favorites
24 June 1999 | by (ny.ny) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie a bunch of times. I like the idea of a movie about a colony of clones being used for spare parts. The cloning and what it was used for make this a good Science Fiction movie. The innocence of the clones in contrast to what they are being used for is tragic. The story of what one of the clones does when he finds out this terrible secret kept me interested until the conclusion. Some of the characters are silly and strange but it never really gets in the way of the story.


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