THX 1138

United States, 1970

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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.

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Credits

production company

American Zoetrope

producer

Lawrence Sturhahn

director

George Lucas

Duration

01:32:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304337

Language

English

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

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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