Sleeper

1973

Woody Allen
Director
Rollins-Joffe Productions
Production Company
United Artists
Distributor

Nerdy health food store owner (and amateur jazz musician) goes to hospital for a minor operation, but instead wakes up 200 years later in a very 1970s looking future.

Allen's mix of H.G. Wells, Buster Keaton and Dixieland jazz is probably not for everyone, and some of the jokes are dated, but this is still his single most joyously funny movie, and a loving salute to silent comedy as well. Worth it just to see Keaton's dead-on Brando imitation.

The future shown here might indeed be a totalitarian state, but can any place (or any time) with the Orgasmatron really be that bad?



17th December 1972
Cinema


89 mins
1.85:1

Sleeper
5th July 2000
DVD



89 mins
1.85:1




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Woody Allen
Miles Monroe
Diane Keaton
Luna Schlosser
John Beck
Erno Windt
Mary Gregory
Dr. Melik
Don Keefer
Dr. Tryon
John McLiam
Dr. Aragon
Bartlett Robinson
Dr. Orva
Chris Forbes
Rainer Krebs
Mews Small
Dr. Nero
(as Marya Small)
Peter Hobbs
Dr. Dean
Susan Miller
Ellen Pogrebin
Lou Picetti
M. C.
Jessica Rains
Woman in the Mirror
Brian Avery
Herald Cohen
Spencer Milligan
Jeb Hrmthmg
Stanley Ralph Ross
Sears Swiggles
(as Stanley Ross)
John Cannon
Rags and others (voice)
Unknown
Revival Technician
(uncredited)
Jerry Hardin
Revival Technician
(uncredited)
Unknown
Security Guard
(uncredited)
Unknown
Security Guard
(uncredited)
Richard Nixon
Himself
(archive footage)
Howard Cosell
Himself
(archive footage)
Whitney Rydbeck
Janus (uncredited)
Unknown
Domesticon Driver
(uncredited)
Unknown
Telescreen Newsman
(uncredited)
George Furth
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Regis Cordic
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Unknown
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Unknown
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Unknown
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Read Morgan
Domesticon Technician
(uncredited)
Unknown
Domesticon Technician
(uncredited)
Seamon Glass
Domesticon Security
(uncredited)
Unknown
Security on Telescreen
(uncredited)
Unknown
Man in the Mirror
(uncredited)
Albert Popwell
ReprogrammingTechnician
(uncredited)
Unknown
Reprogramming Technician
(uncredited)
Unknown
Reprogramming Technician
(uncredited)
Unknown
Miss Alabama
(uncredited)
Unknown
Miss Hawaii
(uncredited)
Unknown
Miss California
(uncredited)
Unknown
Miss Florida
(uncredited)
Jackie Mason
Robot Tailor #2 (voice)
(uncredited)
Unknown
Revolutionary
(uncredited)
Jeff Maxwell
Cloning Lab Guard
(uncredited)
Douglas Rain
Cloning Lab Computer (voice)
Various Robot Butlers (voices)
(uncredited)
Unknown
Doctor ("He's bluffing")
(uncredited)
Timothy Leary
Our Leader (photo)
(uncredited)
Laurence Kirchmar
McDonald's Kid

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