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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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Michael Crichton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yul Brynner ... Gunslinger
Richard Benjamin ... Peter Martin
James Brolin ... John Blane
Norman Bartold ... Medieval Knight
Alan Oppenheimer ... Chief Supervisor
Victoria Shaw ... Medieval Queen
Dick Van Patten ... Banker
Linda Gaye Scott ... Arlette (as Linda Scott)
Steve Franken ... Technician
Michael T. Mikler ... Black Knight (as Michael Mikler)
Terry Wilson ... Sheriff
Majel Barrett ... Miss Carrie
Anne Randall ... Daphne
Julie Marcus ... Girl in Dungeon
Sharyn Wynters ... Apache Girl
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An amusement park for rich vacationers, it 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 gunslinger. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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According to tvguide.com and the closing credits, some of the amusement park sequences were shot in the gardens of Harold Lloyd's estate - primarily as the Roman World exteriors. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) 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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First great success by writer, novelist and director Michael Crichton
12 November 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A bemusing new future world park for adult vacation come two vacationers friends(Richard Benjamin, James Brolin). The pleasure resort named Delos(like a futuristic Dineyland) is constituted by three fantastic world, the Roman Empire, Dark Age and Western. It's serviced by lifelike robots that provide anything they want. The customers have the opportunity to live several fantasies, but a computer breakdown and the robots are turning against tourists.The starring are suddenly confronted killer robot on impressive and dazzling scenarios.

This Sci-Fi picture made big scale and high budget contains stimulating in parts and is pretty entertaining. Climatic pursuit throughout diverse worlds is chilling mounted and various images seem admirably exciting . A black-suited (the seven magnificent-alike) Yul Brynner is a frightening and cold android gun-slinger who inexorably pursues Richard Benjamin and James Brolin . Appear as secondaries famous television actors: Dick Van Patten(Eight is enough), Majel Barret(Gene Roddenberry wife,Star Trek) and almost extra, Jared Martin(TV War of worlds). Rare and creepy music score by Fred Karlin and atmospheric cinematography by Gene Polito. The motion picture is well written and professionally directed by Michael Crichton during six weeks. Crichton is a famous novelist and screenwriter( Jurassic Park,Congo,Sphere,Andromeda Strain) and occasionally director(Coma,Runaway,First train robbery,Physical evidence).Followed by inferior sequel also produced by Paul Lazarus : Futureworld(1976)directed by Richard T Heffron and with Peter Fonda and Blyte Danner. Plus, a television series titled ¨Beyond Westworld¨ with five episodes where a scientific sending robots around world . Furthermore, ¨Welcome to blood city¨(Peter Sasdy) with similar argument of this one.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1973 (USA) See more »

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$1,250,000 (estimated)
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2.39 : 1
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