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Director:
Writers:
Ron Smith (screenplay) and
Bob Sullivan (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
August 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
WARNING: The shock and horror of this film is unusually intense. It is not a film for the faint-hearted. See more »
Plot:
Politicians scheme to clone themselves, assuring immortal life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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If you're going to see "The Island" (2005) see this first. See more (54 total) »

Cast

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Peter Graves ... Jeff Knight
Rick DiAngelo ... Guide #1

Eugene Robert Glazer ... Guide #2 (as Gene Glazer)

Eileen Dietz ... Dana
Paulette Breen ... Lena
Tim Donnelly ... Richard Knight Jr. (as Timothy Donnelly)

Frank Ashmore ... George Walker
Keith Langsdale ... Guide #3

Dick Sargent ... Dr. Jameson
Zale Kessler ... Dr. Nelson
Larry Manning ... Guide #4
William Bufkin ... Clone
Tony Haig ... Jack
Boyd Holister ... Senator
Eddie Carroll ... Doctor (as Eddy Carroll)
John Donovan ... Guide #5
Greg Brickman ... Motorcycle Rider

Keenan Wynn ... Jake Noble

Lurene Tuttle ... Anna Noble
James Mantell ... Ricky Knight
David Hooks ... Richard Knight
Joel Lawrence ... Guide #6
George P. Wilbur ... Walker Man (as George Wilbur)
Chuck Hayward ... Walker Man
Amanda Davies ... Reporter Grady

Frank Birney ... Reporter Birney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert S. Fiveson ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert S. Fiveson 
 
Writing credits
Ron Smith (screenplay) and
Bob Sullivan (screenplay)

Bob Sullivan (story)

Myrl A. Schreibman (screenplay adaptation) and
Robert S. Fiveson (screenplay adaptation)

Produced by
Peter R.J. Deyell .... associate producer
Ray Dryden .... supervising executive producer
Robert S. Fiveson .... producer
Walter Fiveson .... executive producer
Michael D. Lee .... co-producer (as Michael Lee)
Myrl A. Schreibman .... producer
Mark L. Rosen .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Hod David Schudson 
 
Cinematography by
Max Beaufort (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Gordon 
 
Casting by
Susan Arnold 
 
Art Direction by
Steve Nelson 
 
Costume Design by
Durinda Wood  (as Dorinda Rice Wood)
 
Makeup Department
Joe Blasco .... special makeup
Richard Rivas .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Berkowitz .... assistant director
Robert Cummings .... assistant director
Joe Giannone .... assistant director (as Joe Gianonne)
Michael D. Lee .... assistant director (as Michael Lee)
 
Art Department
Frank Coccaro .... assistant art director
Frank Coccaro .... properties
 
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... sound effects editor (as Richard Anderson)
Teresa Eckton .... sound effects editor
Ted Gomillion .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Gross .... boom operator (as Dan Gross)
Paul Jasiukonis .... sound effects editor
Ted Keep .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken Robinson .... production sound mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharp)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Karkus .... special effects
 
Stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunt gaffer (as George Wilbur)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bertram .... key grip
Mike Bruns .... grip
Robert Cummings .... still man
Frank Detone Jr. .... dolly grip (as Frank Detone)
Michael Duman .... electrician
James J. Gilson .... electrician (as James Gilson)
Brad Goldberg .... first assistant camera
Daniel Graff .... gaffer (as Dan Graff)
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... best boy (as Dwight LaVers)
Guy Olds .... second assistant camera
Harley Pence .... photographer: second unit
Peter Saxby .... additional photographer
George Kohut .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Timaree McCormick .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Brogan De Paor .... assistant film editor (as Brogan DePaor)
Brad Goldberg .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Bob Morin .... music recordist
Les Remsen .... music recorded courtesy of: Wilshire Methodist Church (as Dr. Les Remsen)
Robert Herr Singers .... vocals
Richard Thompson .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Carolyn Haber .... secretary to producers
Ruth Hill .... auditor
Ray Hinton .... production assistant
Danielle Hunter .... production assistant
Michael Lacoe .... assistant to producers
Michael Lacoe .... location manager
Timaree McCormick .... production assistant
David Paananen .... production assistant (as Dave Pananen)
Jeanne Rummans .... script supervisor
Myrl A. Schreibman .... visual consultant (as M.A. Schreibman)
Laurie Sossna .... production assistant
 
Thanks
John Davie .... acknowledgment (as Professor John Davie)
Clement L. Markert .... acknowledgment: Yale University (as Professor Clement L. Market)
George Vuke .... acknowledgment: Indiana University
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Clonus" - USA (alternative title)
"Parts: The Clonus Horror" - USA (reissue title)
"Artificial Humans: Clone Farm" - Asia (English title) (video title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Peter Graves shot all of his scenes in one day.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Richard asks the confessional what 'Milwaukee' means, it eventually tells him it is a rare mineral found in the river; yet later he tells Lena the confessional said it was a plant found in the ocean.See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
If you're going to see "The Island" (2005) see this first., 5 August 2005
Author: darkstrangers from Philadelphia, PA

I saw this ages and ages ago, but found the concept very interesting. Yes, it is a low budget, and no, there are no big name stars, unless you count Peter Graves, Keenan Wynn, and Dick Sargent. I was reminded of this movie later when the former governor from Pennsylvania was able to secure a heart and liver donor very quickly. Conspiracy? Maybe.

Anyway, the action is rather slow, but the tension was there and concept had merit back then as well as now.

The hero, a young man living on an island, is being readied for his chance to go to America. As far as he knows, everyone lives like this. They are trained in keeping healthy, exercised all day, educated up to a certain point, etc. Then, one day, he finds an empty beer can in a stream. It has a word written on it that he does not recognize. "Milwaukee". He asks what it means and is told that it is just a nonsense word and told to forget about it. This is when he starts to get into trouble.

He starts noticing that things he is told by the supervisors and trainers don't add up and realizes that no one, not one of his friends or anyone else, has ever heard from anyone who was "lucky" enough to be transferred to America. They've always been told it is a wonderful place, everyone wants to go there. They suppose no one ever comes back to visit, or writes, because they're having too good a time in America.

He, of course, learns the awful truth, that he, and all of his companions on the island, are merely clones of wealthy and powerful people who run the world governments. They are being maintained on the island until the day they are needed to provide body parts to their originals.

Lots of running around and chasing ensues. And eventually the young man meets with his pre-ordained unhappy fate. ;-( sniff. So sad. And so insidiously scary. I believe this movie has now been remade into "The Island" with Ewan McGregor. I have not seen that one yet to compare. If you have, you might want to rent this one just to check it out.

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