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Z.P.G. (1972)

PG | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 25 May 1972 (UK)
In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby,... See full summary »

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Michael Campus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Reed ... Russ
Geraldine Chaplin ... Carol
Don Gordon ... George
Diane Cilento ... Edna
David Markham David Markham ... Dr. Herrick
Bill Nagy ... The President
Sheila Reid ... Mary Herrick
Aubrey Woods Aubrey Woods ... Dr. Mallory
Wayne Rodda Wayne Rodda ... Metromart Salesman (as Wayne John Rhodda)
Ditte Maria Wiberg Ditte Maria Wiberg ... Telescreen Operator (as Ditte Maria)
Birgitte Federspiel ... Psychiatrist
Lone Lindorff Lone Lindorff ... Mother
Belinda Donkin Belinda Donkin ... Daughter
Claus Nissen Claus Nissen ... Guard
Jeff Slocombe Jeff Slocombe ... Guard
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Storyline

In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby, breaks the rules and gets in a lot of trouble. (Z.P.G. stands for Zero Population Growth.) Written by Matt Carlin <ghola@umich.edu>

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Smog covers the earth. The oxygen is depleted. Love is encouraged. But the penalty for birth is death. See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Edict See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Though the film did not do well commercially a novel adapted by co-screenwriter Max Ehrlich named The Edict did very well commercially. See more »

Quotes

Carol McNeil: Couldn't we have a Christmas tree?
Russ McNeil: I seem to remember last year you called them 'sentimental' and 'decadent'.
Carol McNeil: This year I feel sentimental and decadent.
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Connections

Featured in Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The First Noel
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Walter Warren
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Midnight Mark can go soak his head!
25 November 2002 | by johnmorghenSee all my reviews

It has been years since I've seen this film and I remember enjoying the premise very much.

Like "LOGAN'S RUN", it takes a similar "What If?" scenario, and places it in a bleak, controlled society. While the film itself may not be great, the concept does prove interesting and qualifies as good science fiction.

In my opinion, Oliver Reed is always worth watching. Along with Geraldine Chaplin and the great (and often underrated) Don Gordon, Reed delivers a solid performance, giving the film it's real thrust rather than placing it in the usual special effects laden territory.

In closing, "THE BLOB" is a great film. And, anyone who may think otherwise can join a previous reviewer and soak their head.

Thank you. -NM.


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