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Van Heflin As Sen. Quincy George.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Cole ... Alan Miller
Van Heflin ... Senator Quincy George
Harry Guardino ... Howard Drumm
Janet Margolin ... Karen Miller
Edward Asner ... Barstow
Kent Smith ... Gus Iverson
Michael Larrain Michael Larrain ... Sandy
Philip Bourneuf Philip Bourneuf ... Dr. Tyler
James A. Watson Jr. ... Sergeant O'Connell (as James A. Watson)
Barbara Babcock ... Shelley Drumm
Sondra Blake ... Woman in Subway
Roy Engel ... Conductor
Phyllis Avery ... Nurse
Ivor Francis ... Doctor Young
Jason Wingreen ... Ticket Clerk
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Storyline

In a badly-overpopulated future, where each couple is only allowed one child and where people over 65 are forbidden medical care under a very draconian set of laws, a young couple, pregnant with their second child (the first died shortly after birth) enlist the help of an elderly former US Senator to help them escape to Canada. Written by Randy Goldberg <gaellon@inch.com>

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The time: sometime in the future. Mrs. Miller is going to have a baby. But the law says she can't. The law says the world's overpopulated. Run, Mrs. Miller! Run!

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1971 (USA) See more »

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The Day They Took the Babies Away See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Peter S. Fischer, later a very prolific TV writer and producer, made his television scriptwriting debut with this TV movie. See more »

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References Assassin of Youth (1938) See more »

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Not as good as other John Llewellyn Moxey TV movies!
9 November 2001 | by stormanSee all my reviews

I just never bought into this story. Even though I agree with the stories subtle premise, that some time in the future, Population Control will be necessary for the survival of the human race. The other part of this movies premise was just not believable. The fact that this couple had to run from the Population Control Police, because they were going to have a second child, even though the first child died at just over 1 year old, seems a little too extreme, and made it hard for me to buy into. This movie seemed too one sided and more of a political statement about one's rights, rather than dealing equally with the serious questions of Overpopulation. Not as good as the other classic TV-movies directed by John Llewellyn Moxey, the Master of 70's TV-Movies & Pilots (Genesis II, Night Stalker, Kung Fu, A Taste of Evil, etc.)


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