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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

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 Julie Marcus ... Girl in Dungeon
Sharyn Wynters ... Apache Girl
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Storyline

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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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Westworld See more »

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Budget:

$1,250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The robot that Yul Brynner portrays is an homage/spoof of his character Chris from The Magnificent Seven (1960) and wears the same costume. See more »

Goofs

When the Gunslinger is pursuing Peter, he is able to do so by seeing the infrared footprints generated by Peter's body heat. Peter finds his way into the underground robot maintenance area where he lies down on an empty table among the out of service robots so to blend in, but the Gunslinger appears to momentarily walk right past him. He would've seen him immediately as he entered the room because Peter's warm body would have glowed bright. See more »

Quotes

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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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Home on the Range
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Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
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Great Film - Very Original. Inspired many films in the future
29 June 2008 | by arjunkaulSee 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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