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Westworld (1973)

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A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gunslinger
... Peter Martin
... John Blane
... Medieval Knight
... Chief Supervisor
... Medieval Queen
... Banker
... Arlette (as Linda Scott)
... Technician
... Black Knight (as Michael Mikler)
... Sheriff
... Miss Carrie
... Daphne
Julie Marcus ... Girl in Dungeon
... Apache Girl
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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 K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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Westworld ...where robot men and women are programmed to serve you for ...Romance ...Violence ...Anything See more »


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8 December 1973 (Italy)  »

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Oestelandia  »

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$1,250,000 (estimated)

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$10,000,000, 31 December 1973
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2.35 : 1
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Michael Crichton would later use the similar plot line about an amusement park that goes horribly wrong and the attractions malfunctioning for his novel "Jurassic Park", which would become the hit film Jurassic Park (1993) 20 years later. See more »

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After the gunslinger is set on fire it is obviously a stuntman wearing a bulky fireproof suit. See more »

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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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Referenced in The Daily Show: James Marsden (2016) See more »

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Home on the Range
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Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Performed by Richard Benjamin
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Great Film - Very Original. Inspired many films in the future
29 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

I think a lot of later evil robot films including 'The terminator' borrowed a lot of ideas from this film. Even 'The Predator' got a lot of ideas from this. (The robot vision mode, the heat sensing)

This film is totally original. i don't see any title that came before this that had the same ideas. Michael Crichton is one of the most creative people in this business. Although i think he did re-use the Westworld amusement park concept with Jurassic Park (Carnosaur). Just replacing androids with dinosaurs. It pretty much the same concept: Man made environment that falls to chaos.

And the most bizarre part of the film is the pervasiveness it transmits. Its so pervasive. It really titillates you with its concept. The female droids and how they are used. Its crazy.

And the fact that three different cultures (The wild west, Rome, and medieval england) all spill over each other. That is really wild.

Great movie.


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