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Writers (WGA):
Aldous Huxley (book)
Dan Mazur (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
19 April 1998 (USA) See more »
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In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives and/or destiny. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Peter Gallagher ... Bernard Marx

Leonard Nimoy ... Mustapha Mond

Tim Guinee ... John Cooper

Rya Kihlstedt ... Lenina Crowne

Sally Kirkland ... Linda
Patrick J. Dancy ... Henry Foster
Steven Flynn ... James

Wendy Benson-Landes ... Fanny (as Wendy Benson)

Steven Schub ... Beta Clerk

Daniel Dae Kim ... Ingram

Miguel Ferrer ... Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning

Angela Oh ... Delta Coffee Server

Jacob Chase ... Gabriel
Nicholas Belgrave ... Alpha Student Boy #1 (as Nick Belgrave)

Katie DeShan ... Alpha Student Girl #1
Tasha Goldthwait ... Alpha Student Girl #2
Bennett Williams ... Alpha Student Boy #2
Jody Rennick ... Gossip Reporter

Liliana Cabal ... Network Reporter
Kevin LaRosa ... Helicopter Pilot

Mirron E. Willis ... Doctor

Deanne Carlin ... Jennifer
Marlene Bush ... Forewoman
Heather Morgan ... Death Nurse

Aron Eisenberg ... Male Panelist
Attallah Shabazz ... Female Panelist
Elizabeth Sandifer ... Party Debutante

Lea Llovio ... Party Woman
Kelly DeMartino ... DHC Beta Secretary (as Kelly De Martino)
Kaylan Romero ... Badland Boy
Victoria Anthony ... Death Center Alpha Girl #1

Jessica D. Stone ... Death Center Alpha Girl #2
Michael DeGood ... Clerk #2

Kaela Dobkin ... New Teacher

Michael Chieffo ... Feelie Producter
Dru Davis ... Feelie Actress
Carrie Stauber ... Alpha Woman on Street

Vince Grant ... Directorate Member
Kim Blackwell ... Beta Plus Receptionist

Bjorn Johnson ... Mond's Gamma Butler
Jesse Petrick ... Beta Technician

Wells Rosales ... Papparazzi #1
Alex Jorden ... Papparazzi #2
Steven Lambert ... Reservation Father

Steve Wilcox ... Soma Distributor

Jon Sklaroff ... Fashion Mogul
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nikita Ager ... Dancer in Club / Party Girl (unconfirmed)
Daymond Johnson ... Factory Worker
Tina Sanchez ... Beta Reporter

Stephen Blackehart ... Alpha Man at Club (uncredited)

Joel de la Fuente ... Mustapha's Assistant (uncredited)

Alexandra Ella ... Alpha Worker Girl (uncredited)

Max Herholz ... Beta Factory Worker (uncredited)

Monica Weitzel ... Alpha party girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Leslie Libman 
Larry Williams 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Aldous Huxley (book)

Dan Mazur (teleplay) &
David Tausik (teleplay)

Produced by
Michael R. Joyce .... producer
Todd Sharp .... associate producer
Dan Wigutow .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel Licht 
 
Cinematography by
Ronald Víctor García 
 
Film Editing by
Cindy Mollo 
 
Casting by
Judith Holstra 
 
Production Design by
Curtis A. Schnell 
 
Art Direction by
Michael L. Fox 
 
Set Decoration by
Crista Schneider 
 
Costume Design by
Tim Chappel 
 
Makeup Department
Kelly M. Beatty .... key makeup artist
Kerry Mendenhall .... assistant hair stylist
Michael White .... head hair stylist
Derik Wingo .... special makeup effects artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Tobey .... second assistant director
Robert J. Wilson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Grant Sawyer .... on-set dresser
Paul Walton .... head paint foreman
 
Sound Department
David Acord .... utility sound
Ken Beauchene .... boom operator
Peter Brown .... dialogue editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound designer
Kenn Fuller .... sound mixer
Tom Gerard .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Juggler .... assistant sound editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor
Angelo Palazzo .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Robert J. Wilson .... special effects coordinator
Derik Wingo .... puppeteer
 
Visual Effects by
Dave Gregory .... optical effects: BiPack Inc.
 
Stunts
Perry Barndt .... stunt coordinator
Richard Bucher .... stunt double
Jennifer Caputo .... stunts
Michiko Nishiwaki .... stunts
George Marshall Ruge .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pasquale Attanasio .... grip
Harold Groshon .... best boy electric
Johnny Karls .... camera operator
Patriq Luo .... electrician
Joseph M. Setele .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
James Sweet .... key grip
Jeffrey T. Sweet .... best boy grip
Jeffery J. Tufano .... camera operator: "a" camera
 
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Bill Marinella .... extras casting
Faras Rabadi .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Lance Larson .... post-production assistant
Pamela March .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... music arranger
Brian Benison .... music preparation
Anna Bonn .... music coordinator
Mark Kilian .... music editor
Larry Mah .... score mixer
Sharon Smith .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Casey Boden .... driver
Steve De Leon .... transportation
Mike Riportella .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Edward Cass .... assistant production coordinator
Tara Foran .... first accountant
Robin Petgrave .... helicopter pilot
John Pontrelli .... production assistant
Jennifer Scott .... production coordinator
Matt Springer .... production assistant
 

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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Not a great version or a great film but the modern parallels are worth seeing, 27 February 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

In the near future society is managed so that everyone is happy - only a few live on the edges of society as trash. In society, babies are no longer born, they are designed into social categories to decide their future roles. Everyone is happy. However one of the conditioning team, Bernard, can't help but feel if there were any ways of making it better. When a chance helicopter accident brings him into contact with one of the `savages', John Cooper, he brings him back as an experiment. Initially John is taken by the society but gradually he begins to see that the world is not as he wants it.

For a major film to attempt to bring a major novel to the screen is a brave move, but for a cheap TVM to have a stab at it is even more of a risk. This version is kind of interesting in an obvious way, but really is not even worthy of sharing the name of the book (and indeed doesn't really stick to it either). The plot is roughly the same but the film is keen to point out how this future is so very like the current world that many of us in the West now live in. Big deal. This is very obvious and is far too simple a point to make in an attempt to translate Huxley. It is of vague interest on this level and there were certain parallels that made me think - problem was, I didn't leave the film thinking - I ignore the action onscreen and just starting pondering! Films should make you think - but surely not to the point where your thoughts are actually better than what's on the screen!

So yes it says lots of stuff about social classes (which we have - workers and middlemen and top men), consumerism, slogans, media saturation and loss of individualism. But it just doesn't deliver all these in a good package; which it really needed to do in order to get by. As it is, it doesn't manage to really engage and I found myself not really caring.

The cast are pretty low rent to a man - when Nimoy is a surprise big cameo, you know you're in the sh*t! Gallagher is pretty bland and didn't really do anything for me in the lead and support from Kihlstedt is not great either. The supposedly wild and free Cooper is played badly by Guinee; I just didn't care for him or his situation and never really got the feel of a man who is gradually realising that he is in hell. Ferrer was OK and it was nice to see him not playing a sinister creep of one sort or another (although only just!).

Overall this is a passable TVM that makes very obvious comments about our society by exaggerating them slightly in a future setting. This would be well and good but it is certainly never Brave New World. If you are looking for something to wash over you for 90 minutes then this would do, but given the choice again, I'd read the book instead.

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