THX 1138

United States, 1970

Film
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A future society of sophisticated technology in a subterranean city. Each individual has a number, not a name. Human responses and inclinations are suppressed by constant surveillance, robot policeman, and a diet of tranquiliser drugs. A couple break the rules, conceive a child and are put in prison where they meet a man who claims to know an escape route. Starring Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence and Maggie McOmie.

Credits

director

George Lucas

producer

Lawrence Sturhahn

production company

American Zoetrope

Language

English

Duration

01:32:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39054

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Dystopias

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Science fiction films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Dystopias

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Future life

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Robots

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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