An amusement park for rich vacationers. The park provides its customers a way to live out their fantasies through the use of robots that provide anything they want. Two of the vacationers choose a wild west adventure. However, after a computer breakdown, they find that they are now being stalked by a rogue robot gun-slinger.Written by
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After the filming of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Arnold Schwarzenegger was to produce and star in a remake of Westworld for Warner Bros. After that, he was meant to star in a sequel to Conan the Barbarian (1982), pairing him with a younger swordsman. Both these plans never came to fruition after Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California in 2003. See more »
Because Delos is a town located near Houston, Texas, it is sometimes believed that the desert and arid mountains that make up the geography of Westworld are an error in geography. However, Delos is the name of the corporation that owns Westworld, RomanWorld, and Medieval World as is made clear in Westworld (2016) qv. Thus, "Delos" need not be in Delos, Texas and could refer to anywhere that the Delos Corporation had established its theme park.
The narrative clearly states that the park is reached from a gating area at a Houston airport. There is no town or city called "Delos" anywhere near Houston, nor even in Texas.
And as a now-deleted goof noted the closest deserts and mountains to Houston are nearly 600 miles to the west, near Ft. Davis. El Paso is only 200 miles from Ft. Davis, which even in 1973 had it's own airport. See more »
Interviewer of Delos Guests:
[hosting a commercial]
Hi. Ed Renfrew for Delos again. If there's anyone who doesn't know what Delos is, well, as we've always said: Delos is the vacation of the future, today. At Delos, you get your choice of the vacation you want. There's Medieval World, Roman World and, of course, Westworld. Let's talk to some of the people who've been there.
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Early prints contain a scene in Medeval world where a guest is tortured on a rack. That scene was deleted from television and video. See more »
Classic sci-fi thriller of the 70's, Westworld is a film that never fails to be fun and riveting in its own campy way.
Two pals go on vacation to a hi-tech resort where they can live out a wild west adventure among human-like robots. Unfortunately, the robots are starting to malfunction and our human guests may be in for more excitement than they bargained for.
Michael Crichton delivers a clever and engaging story with this film. It packs plenty of intense action and increasing suspense, that firmly keeps the viewer on edge! Crichton's direction is also solidly well-done, creating a believable feel with the help of some good special FX (especially with the droids).
Cast-wise the film is great as well. Yul Brynner does a wonderfully creepy performance as the robotic gunslinger that just won't stop coming! Richard Benjamin does a nice turn as the timid visitor who must fight to survive, as does his friend played by James Brolin.
Westworld is truly enjoyable sci-fi/thriller excitement and stands as one of the best genre films of the '70s.
*** 1/2 out of ****
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