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?

-Dave W.


Sleeper
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)
Unknown
Revival Technician
Jerry Hardin
Revival Technician
Unknown
Security Guard
Unknown
Security Guard
Richard Nixon
Himself
(archival footage)
Howard Cosell
Himself
(archival footage)
Whitney Rydbeck
Janus
Unknown
Domesticon Driver
Unknown
Telescreen Newsman
George Furth
Party Guest
Regis Cordic
Party Guest
Unknown
Party Guest
Unknown
Party Guest
Unknown
Party Guest
Read Morgan
Domesticon Technician
Charles H. Gray
Domesticon Technician
Seamon Glass
Domesticon Security
Unknown
Security on Telescreen
Unknown
Man in the Mirror
Albert Popwell
ReprogrammingTechnician
Harry Holcombe
ReprogrammingTechnician
Unknown
Reprogramming Technician
Unknown
Miss Alabama
Unknown
Miss Hawaii
Unknown
Miss California
Unknown
Miss Florida
Myron Cohen
Voice: Robot Tailor #1
Jackie Mason
Voice: Robot Tailor #2
Peter Page
Voice: Rags
Unknown
Revolutionary
Jeff Maxwell
Cloning Lab Guard
Douglas Rain
Voice: Cloning Lab Computer
Various Robot Butlers
Unknown
Doctor ("He's bluffing")
Timothy Leary
Our Leader (photo)
John Cannon
Voice: Various Voiceovers
Bob Harks
Guard
Doug Jinks
Revolutionary
Laurence Kirchmar
McDonald's Kid
M. James Arnett
Stunt Coordinator
James Halty
Stunts

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