Edit
The Lathe of Heaven (TV Movie 1980) Poster

(1980 TV Movie)

Trivia

Jump to: Spoilers (1)
Dr. William C. Dement, the famous sleep researcher who founded the Stanford Sleep Clinic and for many years taught the popular "Sleep and Dreams" class at Stanford University, was a consultant to Ursula K. Le Guin and is thanked in the closing credits.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
This was the first Made for TV Movie to be ever shown on PBS.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Unseen for twenty years because of a copyright issue: in one scene, George Orr plays a record of The Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends." The film was finally allowed to be rebroadcast when The Beatles' version of the song was replaced with one sung by a different vocalist.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Dallas was chosen as the backdrop for the movie's futuristic setting because its many mirrored buildings and unusual architecture made it look futuristic. Dallas City Hall, Reunion Arena, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and neighboring Fort Worth's Water Garden were the locations where many of the scenes were filmed. Dallas was also used in similar movies such as Logan's Run (1976) and RoboCop (1987).
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The night that this was first broadcast, there was a major power outage in the Pacific Northwest, which meant that author Ursula K. Le Guin was unable to watch the film based on her own book on its first run.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

600 extras were spray-painted for the scenes in which George has "fixed" the race problem by turning everybody gray.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page