"All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so." This is the premise of the Showtime film adaption of Kurt Vonnegut's futuristic short story Harrison Bergeron. The film centers around a young man (Harrison) who is smarter than his peers, and is not affected by the usual "Handicapping" which is used to train all Americans so everyone is of equal intelligence.
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Buck Henry went on to appear in Breakfast of Champions (1999), which was also based on a novel by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. See more
Can you imagine how I must feel, knowing that I'm striving to create a world in which no Beethoven will ever be born? But it has to be, not just because of some words in a constitution. It has to be.
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Music and Lyrics by Redd Stewart
and Pee Wee King
Used by permission of Acuff-Rose Music Inc. See more
13 August 1995 (USA)
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Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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