An anthology series focusing on various stories from Kurt Vonnegut's acclaimed collection "Welcome to the Monkey House". The stories blend elements of black humor, satire, and science fiction.

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
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A rich, beautiful couple give birth to deformed alien twins who, when their heads are together, are the smartest kids on the planet.

Director: Steven Paul
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman
Harrison Bergeron (TV Movie 1995)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a distant future, egalitarianism has created a truly equal state. The cost? The sacrifice of everything great about humankind. The question: is peace worth the price?

Director: Bruce Pittman
Stars: Sean Astin, Miranda de Pencier, Eugene Levy
Short | Sci-Fi
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A future world where everyone has to be equal.

Director: Patrick Horne
Stars: Richard Kindler, Lindsey Stout, Ken Kobus
Bluebeard (2018)
Drama

Based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard is the fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, a one-eyed former artist of the Abstract Expressionist era. Rabo is a self-proclaimed ... See full summary »

Mother Night (1996)
Drama | Romance | War
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An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.

Director: Keith Gordon
Stars: Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Alan Arkin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A family reacts to the return of the patriarch who abandoned them seven years prior.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Rod Steiger, Susannah York, George Grizzard
Documentary

Kurt Vonnegut was the youngest member of his family, and the youngest child in any family is always a joke maker. We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different.

Director: J.J. Harting
Documentary | Comedy
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Director: J.J. Harting
Stars: Nanny Vonnegut, Mark Vonnegut, Steve Adams
2081 (2009)
Short | Action | Sci-Fi
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A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the ... See full summary »

Director: Chandler Tuttle
Stars: James Cosmo, Julie Hagerty, Armie Hammer
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man named Billy Pilgirm tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens.

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche
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 George Anderson (1 episode, 1993)
Teresa Woodham ...
 Ann Miller (1 episode, 1993)
Jeff Boyd
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 The Soap Star (1 episode, 1993)
Forbes Angus ...
 Pilot (1 episode, 1991)
Scott Bremner ...
 Matthew Kelly (1 episode, 1991)
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 Ambassador Kelly (1 episode, 1991)
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 Margaret Kelly (1 episode, 1991)
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 Major Sutherland (1 episode, 1991)
Miguel Fernandes ...
 Vaccaro (1 episode, 1991)
Frank Ferrucci ...
 Francesco (1 episode, 1991)
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 Sergeant (1 episode, 1991)
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 Corporal (1 episode, 1991)
Robert Wisden ...
 Reporter (1 episode, 1991)
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 Slippy Carter (1 episode, 1993)
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 Grace Anderson (1 episode, 1993)
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 Dr. Frankel (1 episode, 1993)
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An anthology series focusing on various stories from Kurt Vonnegut's acclaimed collection "Welcome to the Monkey House". The stories blend elements of black humor, satire, and science fiction.

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