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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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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)
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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
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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87 min
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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
There is NO such thing as "Perfect"..., 9 August 2004
Author: bbethel66 from Buffalo, NY

In spite of the many attempts to maintain perfection, that is one thing that cannot be achieved to its fullest extent in reality. Unfortunately, that is practically the one thing that is misunderstood in the Brave New World.

This TV movie reinterprets a classic novel of how the human soul is compromised to the never-ending quest for perfection. In the story, everybody is born in science labs, and their destiny is determined for them from Day One. They spend their whole lives being conditioned (and reconditioned), their thoughts and emotions suppressed with soma, and all else that virtually eliminates the human soul.

This is all what Aldous Huxley was thinking of human civilization all the way back in 1932, back when communism, socialism, and fascism were still major threats to world societies. While some of these thoughts may seem dated today, there are SOME aspects to modern society, even in a democratic gov't, that brings relevance to this story.

However, because the Brave New World is NOT perfect, there are a few who have their own ways of thinking. One is Bernard Marx, who's persistent in initiating his own forms of human conditioning. Another, Lenina, is one who experiences true happiness, after having spent her entire life deprived of true freedom. Then there's John, a Savage who lives on a Reservation seperated from the World State.

John is one who still has a firm grip on religion, art, literature, and history, all of which are banned in society, but still exists on the Reservation. Bernard and Lenina, both on a temporary holiday, takes John to visit the Brave New World, only for John to discover the horror that had become of the human race.

This was an interesting movie. It retained a lot of what was in the original novel. But there were a few major liberties taken to make the story more accessible to modern tastes. For one thing, the Savages are not Indians (thanks in part to an evil form of liberalism called "political correctness"), but are more like the modern version of Americana, which, 600 years from now, will be considered primitive. Also, the novel did not have a sub-plot about a Delta being reconditioned, and later brainwashed into trying to kill Bernard Marx. It's kinda funny, because that somewhat defies the society's purpose of "no crime, no violence, etc.". Some such things as the worship of Ford, and "orgy-porgy" were eliminated, which makes this movie less intense than the novel. The ending was changed a little, just to present the novel's message in a different light.

I get the impression that the production team wanted more from this movie, but had to work with what came to be the result. It's a wonder why this presentation is an obscure TV movie, rather than a theatrical. I think that some parts of Brave New World would be difficult to reinterpret into a theatrical, because the production team wouldn't be able to reinterpret the story without doing a considerable amount of retooling, as this shows us.

Overall, this was an okay movie. But having read the Brave New World novel not too long ago, I feel as if there are some aspects of our democratic society that I feel make this story more relevant than people realize.

The Brave New World novel is available at your local library.

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