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Sleeper (1973)

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A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

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Woody Allen
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Allen ... Miles Monroe
Diane Keaton ... Luna Schlosser
John Beck ... Erno Windt
Mary Gregory Mary Gregory ... Dr. Melik
Don Keefer ... Dr. Tryon
John McLiam ... Dr. Agon
Bartlett Robinson ... Dr. Orva
Chris Forbes ... Rainer Krebs
Mews Small ... Dr. Nero (as Marya Small)
Peter Hobbs ... Dr. Dean
Susan Miller Susan Miller ... Ellen Pogrebin
Lou Picetti Lou Picetti ... Master of Ceremonies
Jessica Rains Jessica Rains ... Woman in the Mirror
Brian Avery ... Herald Cohen
Spencer Milligan ... Jeb Hrmthmg
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Storyline

Miles, a nebbishy clarinet player who also runs a health food store in NYC's Greenwich Village, is cryogenically frozen, and brought back - 200 years in the future, by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempt to overthrow the oppressive government. When he goes off on his own, he begins to explore this brave new world, which has Orgasmatron booths to replace sex and confessional robots. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Woody Allen takes a nostalgic look at the future See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

17 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El dormilón See more »

Filming Locations:

Boulder, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,344,729

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,344,729
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Woody Allen's only science fiction film. See more »

Goofs

When Luna swings across a creek the action is performed by a male stunt double in a wig and the character's outfit. See more »

Quotes

Luna Schlosser: You want to get into the machine now?
Miles Monroe: No! You know, we don't need that. You know, really I'm...
Luna Schlosser: Really, I think it'd be great if we did, Miles. I wouldn't be frigid.
Miles Monroe: You won't be frigid with me. I, believe me, nobody ever is. I got the magic fingers. You're gonna be, you know, I swear, I cured more women in frigidity. It's my specialty! Two minutes in bed with me and you'll sell that thing for scrap iron. Really! I've got a lot of fast moves. Really, I swear.
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Referenced in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Till We Meet Again
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Performed by Woody Allen
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Woody's Funniest
24 April 2007 | by drednmSee all my reviews

A futuristic comedy from Woody Allen in 1973 has him waking up from an operation 200 years later (in 2173) to find society has gone berserk.

Clever, witty, and very funny. Allen is hysterically funny as the "sleeper" who gets to give history lessons on the 1970s, pose as a robot, and become a revolutionary to be near Diane Keaton.

Filled with sight gags galore and great one-liners. The giant vegetables and chicken are funny. And so is the "1984" political humor that fits the Bush era better than it did the Nixon era. Also very funny is Allen's extended Blanche du Bois speech.

Allen is excellent as is Keaton. John Beck plays a revolutionary. Mary Gregory is the doctor. George Furth is a party guest. Jackie Mason does the voice of the Jewish tailor.

A must see.


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