Sleeper

"Excellent"

Sleeper Review


Pound for pound and minute for minute, Sleeper may just have more laughs in it than any other Woody Allen movie. The unabashed '70s flick has a cryogenically frozen Miles (Allen) waking up after 200 years to find that the future is a mess -- well, sort of -- and that everything he knows is wrong. (Sample update, when a future historian shows Miles a video of Howard Cosell talking, he says, "We weren't sure at first what to make of this, but we developed a theory: we feel that when people committed great crimes against the state, they were forced to watch this." Miles agrees.)

There's a plot involving the overthrow of a totalitarian regime -- but hey, this place doesn't look too bad to me -- but mostly this is a hysterical platform for Allen to poke fun at the sexual revolution of the '70s by forecasting it to its absurd and illogical conclusion. In the future, Diane Keaton's Luna has a Ph. D. in oral sex, and Orgasmatron machines take care of our needs better than people do. Oh, and the robots are hilarious.



Sleeper

Facts and Figures

Run time: 89 mins

In Theaters: Monday 17th December 1973

Box Office Worldwide: $18.3M

Budget: $2M

Distributed by: United Artists

Production compaines: Rollins-Joffe Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 29

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

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Starring: as Miles Monroe, as Luna Schlosser, as Erno Windt, as Dr. Melik, Brian Avery as Herald Cohen, as Dr. Tryon, Mews Small as Dr. Nero, as Dr. Dean, Spencer Milligan as Jeb Hrmthmg


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