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Logan's Run (1976)

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An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

David Zelag Goodman (screenplay by), William F. Nolan (based on the novel "Logan's Run") | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael York ... Logan
Richard Jordan ... Francis
Jenny Agutter ... Jessica
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Box
Farrah Fawcett ... Holly (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Doc
Peter Ustinov ... Old Man
Randolph Roberts ... 2nd Sanctuary Man
Lara Lindsay ... The Woman Runner
Gary Morgan ... Billy
Michelle Stacy ... Mary 2
Laura Hippe ... Woman Customer
David Westberg ... Sandman
Camilla Carr Camilla Carr ... Sanctuary Woman
Greg Lewis ... Cub (as Gregg Lewis)
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Storyline

It's 2274, and on the surface, it all seems to be an idyllic society. Living in a city within an enclosed dome, there is little or no work for humans to perform, and inhabitants are free to pursue all of the pleasures of life. There is one catch however: your life is limited and when you reach thirty, it is terminated in a quasi-religious ceremony known as "carrousel". Some, known as "runners", try to escape their fate when the time comes, and it's the job of Sandmen to track them down and kill them. Logan (Michael York) is such a man, and with several years before his own termination date, thinks nothing of the job he does. Soon after meeting a young woman, Jessica-6 (Jenny Agutter), he is ordered to become a runner and infiltrate a community outside the dome known as "Sanctuary" and to destroy it. Pursued by his friend Francis (Richard Jordan), also a Sandman, Logan and Jessica find their way to the outside. There, they discover a beautiful, virtually uninhabited world. Logan ... Written by garykmcd

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The only thing you can't have in Logan's world is your 30th birthday...Unless you run away...And Logan is 29. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Originally, there wasn't going to be a Visual Effects Oscar awarded for the 49th Academy Awards. The visual effects committee didn't believe any of the movies were worthy. Retroactively, this decision was overturned (unlike for 1973) and the Oscar given was shared between this movie and King Kong (1976). The Academy's visual effects committee members, including its chairman, resigned in furious protest. See more »

Goofs

The City's Computer commands 'Logan 5' to approach and identify before he is identified, and calls him 'Logan 5' one more time before he identifies, thus calling him by his identity twice before he is identified. Francis had to place his palm on the identifier to be identified before Logan went in. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Logan: [tapping on a glass window of maternity room] Wake up.
Francis: Logan, you are here. I couldn't believe it when they told me. What are you doing?
Logan: [indicates baby] Logan 6. Well it's not everyday that they authorize a new sandman. I tell you Francis,
[indicating baby]
Logan: that's him.
Francis: Well maybe, maybe not. What does it matter? Anyway, he isn't yours anymore.
Logan: [continues tapping lightly on the glass]
Francis: All right, you want me to wake him?
[bangs loudly on the glass with his baton]
[...]
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Alternate Versions

US network airings remove all but a split-second shot of Box's frozen victims, rendering the sequence unintelligible. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Tapestry (1993) See more »

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I Love this Movie!
26 April 2003 | by nicerobotSee all my reviews

I love this movie for a number of reasons It's got a wonderfully original storyline, eye candy visuals, great 1970's hairdos, doesn't require a PHD to figure out and is just plain fun to watch. I know there are some people on this site that have dissected Logan's Run like a frog in Science Class and have dismissed it for some short comings. But if you attempt to watch this movie by holding a magnifying glass up to it and comparing it's special effects and sets to films like Star Wars, you're not going to enjoy it because it doesn't compete on that level. It's strength is an emphasis on the human condition and rebelling against a regimented society that lies to it's people and the special effects are just along for the ride. Also unlike Star Wars, I look at this movie as a period piece because it's a 1970's perspective on one possible future society and watching it (especially now)you never forget that. Yes it's dated, but like many things from the 70's reminds us of a simpler time and place we can remember fondly.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints) (as Dolby System Noise Reduction-High Fidelity)| 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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