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Futureworld (1976)

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Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, an ex-employee is killed after he tips off two other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation.


Richard T. Heffron
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fonda ... Chuck Browning
Blythe Danner ... Tracy Ballard
Arthur Hill ... Duffy
Yul Brynner ... The Gunslinger
John P. Ryan ... Dr. Schneider (as John Ryan)
Stuart Margolin ... Harry
Allen Ludden Allen Ludden ... Game Show Host
Robert Cornthwaite ... Mr. Reed
Angela Greene ... Mrs. Reed
Darrell Larson ... Eric
Nancy Bell Nancy Bell ... Erica
Burt Conroy Burt Conroy ... Mr. Karnovski
Dorothy Konrad Dorothy Konrad ... Mrs. Karnovski
John Fujioka ... Mr. Takaguchi
Dana Lee ... Mr. Takaguchi's Aide


Two reporters, Tracy and Chuck, get a message from a third one who discovered something about "Futureworld" and was killed before he could tell anyone about it. They visit Futureworld to find out what he knew. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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At Futureworld Robot Model Series #709 is programmed strictly for sex See more »


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Release Date:

13 August 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Futureworld - Das Land von Übermorgen See more »


Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the over-sized novelty check presented in the opening game show scene, the events of the film begin on June 20, 1985. See more »


Prior to a Mars ski trip, the guide indicates that Mars gravity is 1/3 that of earth. The correct figure is 38%. See more »


Tracy Ballard: I don't trust you.
Chuck Browning: But ya like a little bit don't cha? Anyway we're going to be alone together for a week, so what the hell.
Tracy Ballard: I don't like being called socks.
Chuck Browning: I can't help that. The first time we... well, the first time we were together you had those outrageous red socks on. It took me a week to get over that.
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Alternate Versions

For its initial television broadcast, an alternate version of the scene towards the end where Chuck Browning extends his middle finger to Dr. Schneider was shot. Instead of extending his middle finger, Browning performs a sanitized "Italian elbow gesture", where the right hand is placed in the elbow crook of the left arm, then the left arm is raised (fist clenched) in a smooth and continuous motion. See more »


Referenced in The Outsider (1997) See more »

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Sure, a tribute to the 70's fashion disaster but still a worthy little thought-provoker in its own right!
14 July 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

I just got thru telling you people to knock off the technological whining about WESTWORLD's lack of new-millennium fx standards (mind you, I gotta wonder about some of them too?) and here you all are, pulling FUTUREWORLD to pieces. These guys at least TRIED something different and didn't simply re-run the original with a few new characters. OK Peter Fonda was never in his dad's image...he never TRIED to be! Henry was an un surpassable one off..and by all accounts was a far better actor than he was a father! Peter gave us Bridget so hell that's a pretty fair contribution. How many of you realise that Blythe Danner is Gwyneth Paltrow's mum?.....which accounts for the latter's total lack of charisma too! I actually LIKED Blythe in this...she was a bit of a go-getter, no damsel in distress, "help me I'm feeble" wimp.... she could dish it out!

Yeah, the low-spot WAS the gratuitous Yul Brynner cameo - it didn't make me throw-up like some of you...it was simply unneccessary! Fonda's reporter with attitude was all that he HAD to do, he wasn't trying to be Jet Li on a mission. The ending? well guys and dolls, I must be the only humanoid who actually liked it - I make no apologies!

The flick rates 6.7 out of 10 in my book.

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