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Z.P.G. (1972)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Russ
... Carol
... George
... Edna
David Markham ... Dr. Herrick
... The President
Sheila Reid ... Mary Herrick
Aubrey Woods ... Dr. Mallory
Wayne Rodda ... Metromart Salesman (as Wayne John Rhodda)
Ditte Maria Wiberg ... Telescreen Operator (as Ditte Maria)
... Psychiatrist
Lone Lindorff ... Mother
Belinda Donkin ... Daughter
Claus Nissen ... Guard
Jeff Slocombe ... Guard
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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 »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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15 December 1972 (Ireland)  »

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Frank DeFelitta originally intended to direct the film himself. 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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Featured in Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993) See more »

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Silent Night
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Music by Franz Gruber
Arranged by Frank Spencer
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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21 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I wrote the plot description for this on IMDb a million years ago. I tried to demonstrate how horrible this movie was with my tongue firmly implanted in my cheek, while giving an accurate description, and not making it a review. Some comments compared ZPG to Logan's Run???? Logan's Run is brilliant and a frightening "what if" scenario for the human race. How about comparing it to 2001: A Space Oddyssy or even Citizen Kane while you are at it? And Soylent Green, though not brilliant, SG is a far better movie than this one, and a more plausible future. This movie should have been featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000--only on that show would it have been worth watching. Avoid this film like the plague!


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