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Sleeper (1973)

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

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Dr. Tryon
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Dr. Orva
Chris Forbes ...
Rainer Krebs
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Dr. Nero (as Marya Small)
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Susan Miller ...
Ellen Pogrebin
Lou Picetti ...
Master of Ceremonies
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Woman in the Mirror
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Jeb Hrmthmg
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Miles, a nebbishy clarinet player who also runs a health food store in NYC's Greenwich Village, is cryogenically frozen, and brought back - 200 years in the future, by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempt to overthrow the oppressive government. When he goes off on his own, he begins to explore this brave new world, which has Orgasmatron booths to replace sex and confessional robots. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A love story about two people who hate each other. 200 years in the future. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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17 December 1973 (USA)  »

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El dormilón  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,344,729, 31 December 1974
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Miles is shown a clip of Howard Cosell providing sports commentary and he's asked to identify who he is. It is suggested that being forced to watch such footage was used as a form of criminal punishment (which Miles confirms to be correct). Howard Cosell had previously played a bit part in Woody Allen's Bananas (1971) where he interviews the Dictator towards the end of that film. See more »

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The tow cable for the raft costume is visible. See more »

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Herald Cohen: That's deep! You're SO obviously influenced by McKuen.
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Features ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Till We Meet Again
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Performed by Woody Allen
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Woody Allen's Second Best Movie After Annie Hall
22 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I think I am going to have to rank this as Woody Allen's second-best (and second-funniest) movie... after the unbeatable "Annie Hall". Even after having seen the movie 3 or 4 times I still find myself amused by some of Allen's shtick... and his rarely-demonstrated adeptness at physical comedy. So many classic physical bits: riding around in the wheelchair... eating the rubber glove... the future scientists trying to force his slack body into a futuristic vehicle. After this movie Woody started to get a little too cerebral... this was his last attempt at a just-plain-funny movie... and probably his most satisfying of his early comedies... only because there was a sort-of storyline. Woody is cryogenically frozen after a botched operation in the 1970s and is awoken 200 years later to find himself in a repressive Orwellian future. He meets up with a spoiled rich chick (Diane Keaton) and influences her (not really intentionally) into becoming a revolutionary activist.


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