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7 March 1980 (USA) See more »
In a future society based on pleasure without moral worries, love is prohibited but casual sex, now called 'engaging'... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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  (in credits order)

Julie Cobb ... Linda Lysenko

Bud Cort ... Bernard Marx

Keir Dullea ... Thomas Grambell

Ron O'Neal ... Mustapha Mond

Marcia Strassman ... Lenina Disney
Kristoffer Tabori ... John Savage

Dick Anthony Williams ... Helmholz Watson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jonelle Allen ... Fanny Crowne

Jeannetta Arnette ... Dwightina

Casey Biggs ... Beta lighthouse guard

Reb Brown ... Henry
Tara Buckman ... Alpha Teacher
Nigel Bullard ... Plant Manager
Shane Butterworth
Lee Chamberlin ... Head Nanny Nurse
Sam Chew Jr. ... Chief Dispenser
Beatrice Colen ... Gamma Female

Patrick Cronin ... Gamma Male

Valerie Curtin ... Chief Warden Stelina Shell

Jeff Doucette ... Cosmetization Technician
Peter Elbling ... Darwin Bonaparte

Marneen Fields ... Futuristic Factory Worker

Leslie Hoffman ... Soma Taker
Aron Kincaid ... J. Edgar Millhouse

Susan Krebs ... Anita Shapely
Carole Mallory ... Miss Trotsky
Tricia O'Neil ... Maoina Krupps

Victoria Racimo ... Beta Teacher

Dee Dee Rescher ... Neighbor Woman
Murray Salem ... Chief Engineer
Delia Salvi ... High Priestess
Delos V. Smith Jr.
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Directed by
Burt Brinckerhoff 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Doran William Cannon  adaptation
Aldous Huxley  novel
Robert E. Thompson 

Produced by
Jacqueline Babbin .... producer
Milton Sperling .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Chihara 
Cinematography by
Harry L. Wolf 
Film Editing by
James T. Heckert 
Art Direction by
Tom H. John 
Set Decoration by
Mary Ann Biddle 
Sound Department
James LaRue .... sound mixer
Barbara Barnett .... stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunt coordinator
Jean Coulter .... stunts
Leslie Hoffman .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Frank James Sparks .... stunt performer
Jesse Wayne .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
David Morton .... rigging gaffer

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USA:180 min (including commercials)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Mustapha Mond:You see, Mr. Savage, my special conditioning has allowed for all this, even though it's prohibited to everyone else. For those of us who must ultimately guide others to do what is right, it is imperative to understand the lure of what is wrong.See more »
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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
All too likely to be realistic, 9 October 2000
Author: ( from Portsmouth, England

I am not going to pretend this is my favourite film of all time, but it was a good, clear version of the excellent book.

The film looks dated and would be boring for some. But those who are interested in what might happen to the human race should check this out. This idea is the most likely to come true of all possible fates of humans.

The acting is in places 2-dimensional, but this is usually only when portraying characters who are themselves 2-dimensional, such as Lenina, Linda and Thomas.

The three more interesting and deeper characters of Bernard, John and Mustapha are portrayed well and all change dramatically and believably as the story unwinds.

Not a funny, thrilling or exciting film but a clear film that makes you think.

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