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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 'Socks' Ballard
Arthur Hill ... Duffy
Yul Brynner ... The Gunslinger
John P. Ryan ... Dr. Schneider (as John Ryan)
Stuart Margolin ... Harry
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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Human Error destroyed Westworld. FUTUREWORLD has replaced all humans See more »


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Did You Know?


The CGI hand which appears in the film is Pixar president Ed Catmull's. He had previously scanned a life cast of his hand as a short film. See more »


(at around 1h 17 mins) When Harry and Chuck are at the grate before the big blue doors, Harry is wearing gloves when he grabs the grate bars to take it off. He climbs out in his bare hands then walks to the door with gloves on. See more »


Chuck Browning: It's a 400; it's programmed not to stop us.
Tracy Ballard: Are you sure?
Chuck Browning: No
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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 »


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Not as good as the original, but still interesting
20 December 1998 | by Scott-8See all my reviews

Futureworld is the sequel to 1973's Westworld. It differed from the first movie in that while Westworld could be genuinely scary, with the gunslinger marching down on everyone, (Almost like an early seventies Terminator) this movie is more like a detetctive story, as Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner try to figure out what sinister things are going on in Futureworld.

Peter Fonda was acceptable, but Blythe Danner's scratchy voice begins to grate on your nerves after a while. Yul Brynner does show up briefly, but in a contrived appearance.

This movies is mainly notable as one of the very first to use computer animation, albeit on a scale that seems laughable compared to today's movies. Worthwhile to see on cable, but don't go out of your way.

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Release Date:

13 August 1976 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


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

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1.85 : 1
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