The Final Programme

The Final Programme

Robert Fuest (1973)

85min
X Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The sight of the misshapen messiah will certainly send shudders down the spine of those who have stuck with the stylised imagery and apocalyptic incidents that comprise this baffling adaptation of one of Michael Moorcock's "Jerry Cornelius" stories. But many more will have long since despaired of finding any tangible meaning in this fatally flawed fantasy that ends with a cruel joke at the expense of 2001: a Space Odyssey. Patrick Magee, Graham Crowden and George Coulouris make fearsome adversaries, but Jon Finch's bid to save both his sister and the planet are confounded by director Robert Fuest's preoccupation with look over logic.

Summary

In the aftermath of a nuclear war, a physicist is recruited by a mysterious computer expert to recover his dead father's missing research, and complete his plans to create a perfect life form, better equipped to survive in this harsh new world than humans. Sci-fi drama, based on Michael Moorcock's novel, tarring Jon Finch and Jenny Runacre.

Cast & Crew

Jerry Cornelius Jon Finch
Miss Brunner Jenny Runacre
Professor Hira Hugh Griffith
Dr Baxter Patrick Magee
Major Wrongway Lindbergh Sterling Hayden
John Harry Andrews
Dr Smiles Graham Crowden
Dr Powys George Coulouris
Dr Lucas Basil Henson
Frank Derrick O'Connor
Shades Ronald Lacey
Miss Dazzle Julie Ege
Jenny Sandy Ratcliff
Catherine Sarah Douglas
Director Robert Fuest
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Anglo-Emi Dists LtdAvailable on: DVD
Drama