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THX 1138 ()


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In the twenty-fifth century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

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THX
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SEN
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SRT
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LUH
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PTO
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TWA
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NCH
John Pearce ...
DWY
Irene Cagen ...
IMM (as Irene Forrest)
Gary Alan Marsh ...
CAM
John Seaton ...
OUE
Eugene I. Stillman ...
JOT
Jack Walsh ...
TRG (as Raymond J. Walsh)
Mark Lawhead ...
Shell Dweller
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Chrome Robot
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Chrome Robot
Claudette Bessing ...
ELC
Susan Stroh ...
Control Officer (as Susan Baldwin)
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OMM (voice)
Henry Jacobs ...
Mark 8 Student
Bill Love ...
Mark 8 Instructor
Doc Scortt ...
Monk
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Man in Yellow
Scott L. Menges ...
Child #1
Toby L. Stearns ...
Child #2
Paul K. Haje ...
Trial Prosecutor
Ralph Chesse ...
Trial Proctor
Dion M. Chesse ...
Trial Defender
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Trial Pontifex
Mello Alexandria ...
Hologram Dancer
Brandyn Barbara Artis ...
Hologram Dancer (as Barbara J. Artis)
Morris D. Erby ...
Hologram Newscaster
Willie C. Barnes ...
Hologram Comic
Richard Quinnell ...
Hologram Comic
Jean M. Durand ...
Hologram Listener
Scott Beach ...
Announcer (voice)
Neva Beach ...
Announcer (voice)
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Announcer (voice) (as Terrence McGovern)
Julie Payne ...
Announcer (voice)
James Cranna ...
Announcer (voice)
Ruth Silveira ...
Announcer (voice)
Bruce Mackey ...
Announcer (voice)
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Announcer (voice) (as David Ogden Steers)
Bart Patton ...
Announcer (voice)
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Computer Operator (uncredited)
Matthew Robbins ...
THX - End Scene (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Lucas

Written by

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George Lucas ... (story by)
 
George Lucas ... (screenplay by) and
Walter Murch ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Francis Ford Coppola ... executive producer
Edward Folger ... associate producer (as Ed Folger)
Larry Sturhahn ... producer (as Lawrence Sturhahn)

Music by

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Lalo Schifrin

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Albert Kihn ... director of photography
David Myers ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George Lucas

Editorial Department

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Marcia Lucas ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Ann Brebner ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Michael D. Haller ... (as Michael Haller)

Production Management

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Al Locatelli ... production manager (uncredited)

Art Department

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Ted Moehnke ... property master

Sound Department

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Jim Manson ... location sound
Walter Murch ... sound montage
Louis Yates ... location sound (as Lou Yates)
Tom Myers ... re-recording mixer (uncredited) (2004 director's cut) / sound designer (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)

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Brad Alexander ... lead visual effects artist (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
John Andrew Berton Jr. ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Richard Bluff ... digital matte painter (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Dorian Bustamante ... visual effects (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Ian Christie ... digital effects artist (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Zachary Cole ... digital artist (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Lee Croft ... digital paint and rotoscope artist: ILM (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Chris Crowell ... digital compositor (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Sarahjane Javelo ... digital paint/rotoscope artist: ILM (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Ian Jenkins ... technical director: ILM (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Lars Jensvold ... visual effects editor (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Toan-Vinh Le ... digital artist (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Gary H. Lee ... visual effects (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Greg Maloney ... compositing supervisor: ILM (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Hiroshi Mori ... digital artist (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Michael Muir ... technical director (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Ken Nielsen ... technical director (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Ben O'Brien ... sabre artist: ILM (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Scott Palleiko ... technical director: ILM (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Brian Pohl ... digital artist (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Evan Pontoriero ... digital artist (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Henry Preston ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Paul Sharpe ... digital artist (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Peter Szewczyk ... visual effects artist (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Catherine Tate ... digital compositor: ILM (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Paul Theren ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Patrick Tubach ... digital artist: ILM (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Eric Voegels ... digital artist: ILM (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)
Elbert Yen ... digital artist: ILM (uncredited) (2004 director's cut)

Stunts

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Duffy Hambleton ... bike stunts (as Duffy Hamilton)
John Ward ... car stunts
Carey Loftin ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ned Kopp ... assistant camera
Stephen Lighthill ... assistant camera (as Steve Lighthill)
William Maley ... gaffer (as William Mayley)
Ken Phelps ... key grip
Bernie Abramson ... still photographer (uncredited)
Caleb Deschanel ... additional photographer (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Hal Barwood ... animator

Casting Department

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Ronald Colby ... casting supervisor

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Donald Longhurst ... costumes

Music Department

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Ray Brown ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Larry Bunker ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Carmine Coppola ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Victor Feldman ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Carl Fortina ... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Plas Johnson ... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Artie Kane ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan ... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Lalo Schifrin ... conductor (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... scoring mixer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Hal Barwood ... titles
George Burrafato ... production assistant
Lillian O. MacNeill ... continuity (as Lillian McNeil)
Nick Saxton ... production assistant
Stan Scholl ... production assistant

Thanks

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Carl Bernstein ... thanks (as Cal Bernstein)
Caleb Deschanel ... thanks
Peter Szewczyk ... special thanks
Haskell Wexler ... special thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

It's sometime in the future in a state controlled society, where conformity and homogeneity are the rule. What is also the rule is that the populace follows the wants of the faceless state without question. How this is achieved is through a mandatory drug regimen, which also suppresses human desire, with sexual intercourse and human relationships banned. The law of the state is policed by a force of robocops. The physical environment is totally within a manufactured enclosure, what being outside of this unknown. THX 1138 is a loyal subject, he who goes about his business as a skilled factory working building robocops. And even when he begins to have strange feelings, he does what is obliged by going to the state run confessional, which further brainwashes through its reinforced mantra of happiness, loyalty and understanding. THX 1138 is given a glimpse into the other side through his computer matched and thus appointed female roommate, LUH 3417, and her surveillance colleague SEN 5241, LUH 3417's vision which may be something that THX 1138 may want to continue despite its illegality. If THX 1138 is able to keep his activities from the authorities and the robocops, he will have to figure out what options are available to him. Written by Huggo

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Taglines Visit the future where love is the ultimate crime. See more »
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Also Known As
  • THX-1138 (United States)
  • L'uomo che fuggì dal futuro (Italy)
  • Ти Ейч Екс 1138 (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Галактика ТНХ-1138 (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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Runtime
  • 86 min
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Budget $777,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia George Lucas apparently named the film after his San Francisco telephone number, 849-1138, the letters THX correspond to letters found on the buttons 8, 4, and 9. See more »
Goofs During the chase scene at the end, it is shown on one monitor that the THX budget is 3,410 units over the budget of 14,000 units (24%). A voice had stated earlier that accounts are to be terminated when they exceed their original budget by 5%. When the account/chase is terminated, we hear a voice say that the THX project is 6% over budget, which would be 840 units, not 3,410. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Elevator Music See more »
Crazy Credits The Warner Bros. logo is preceded by a trailer for a Buck Rogers serial (or in early versions, a one-minute scene from Things to Come (1936)). See more »
Quotes OMM: Let us be thankful we have commerce. Buy more. Buy more now. Buy. And be happy.
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