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Toomorrow (1970)

Dying aliens kidnap the pop group, Toomorrow, whose social musical instrument's "vibrations" are needed for their race to survive.

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Val Guest

Writer:

Val Guest
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Cast

Cast overview:
Olivia Newton-John ... Olivia
Benny Thomas Benny Thomas ... Benny
Vic Cooper Vic Cooper ... Vic
Karl Chambers Karl Chambers ... Karl
Roy Dotrice ... John Williams
Imogen Hassall ... Amy
Tracey Crisp Tracey Crisp ... Suzanne Gilmore
Margaret Nolan ... Johnson
Roy Marsden Roy Marsden ... Alpha
Carl Rigg ... Matthew
Maria O'Brien Maria O'Brien ... Françoise
Stuart Henry Stuart Henry ... Compere
Kubi Chaza ... Sylvana
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Dying aliens kidnap the pop group, Toomorrow, whose social musical instrument's "vibrations" are needed for their race to survive.

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Comedy | Musical | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Together See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Future AC/DC drummer Chris Slade was originally committed to appear in the film, but he dropped out at the last minute and was replaced by Benny Thomas. See more »

Goofs

At the (live) lunchtime jam session, when the Professor cuts the power to the group's instruments, the music slows to a stop, as if on a record, instead of stopping immediately. See more »

Quotes

Vic: [to Olivia] I just don't understand you women. You don't behave like men.
Benny: [to Vic] Well, look, I know a couple that...
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Connections

Referenced in Harry Saltzman: Showman (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Happiness Valley
Written by Ritchie Adams and Mark Barkan
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Light pop music plus Sci-fi equals one great guilty pleasure!
23 June 2007 | by OKCRaySee all my reviews

Like many Olivia Newton-John fans, I sought out TOOMORROW to catch an early film performance by Olivia (and also because I enjoy seeking out "lost movies"), and while the film is certainly lightweight and contrived I'll admit I enjoyed watching it. The concept here was to take a prefabricated rock group (sort of a British take on The Monkees), inject a sci-fi story line and tie everything together with a groovy pop music soundtrack (with the requisite soundtrack LP and singles). History has told the story: the "aliens desperately looking for new musical vibes" plot was way out there, the tunes were too lightweight and the resulting film opened and closed quickly then promptly disappeared. Despite all that TOOMORROW is still worth viewing for those fortunate enough to come across it. Olivia is absolutely charming here as a college student/band member, and while she later admitted in interviews that she literally resorted to shouting in order to project her voice it really doesn't detract from her performance or the film. Her interaction with her bandmates is lighthearted and carefree. The music is pretty much by-the-numbers pop bordering on bubblegum (perhaps Don Kirshner leaned a little too close to his musical creation The Archies here) and it's a bit of a stretch imagining an alien race finding just the thing they're looking for in these tunes. Hugo Montenegro's musical interludes are definitely dated but they're in context with the time and setting, and the special effects are also decent considering the age of the film. There's also an amusing bit of light farce when a female Alphoid named "Johnson" is summoned "to seduce Vic Cooper"; problem is, Johnson apparently wasn't informed as to which one was Vic Cooper and her crash course in the art of seduction came from viewing a couple of nudie flicks. I'll concur that while TOOMORROW isn't exactly top-rate, it's worthy entertainment (if approached with the mindset of a "midnight movie") and it certainly deserves to be rescued from obscurity. I'm not holding my breath, but if by some miracle "the powers that be" who are keeping TOOMORROW from being officially rereleased have a change of heart, I'd love to see a genuine DVD issue with some cool bonuses to do the film justice (especially if Anchor Bay is given that chance).


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