Michael Crichton (1973)

AA Certificate


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The seeds of Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World can easily be recognised in this futuristic suspense thriller from writer/director Michael Crichton about a resort where people go to live out their fantasies. Richard Benjamin and James Brolin play the holidaymakers whose dream cowboy vacation turns into a nightmare when the android population malfunctions and robot gunslinger Yul Brynner pursues them relentlessly. This is a fun scare flick that puts its clever gimmicks to imaginative use, with extra resonance coming from the inspired casting of chilling Brynner (appearing as though he's just walked off the set of The Magnificent Seven), good special effects and an incisive message about the dark side of male fantasies.


At a huge theme park, guests can act out their fantasies in the company of lifelike robots. However, one tourist is left fighting for survival after the mechanoids begin to malfunction, and a sinister, seemingly unstoppable gunslinger sets its sights on killing him. Sci-fi thriller, starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin.

Cast & Crew

Gunslinger Yul Brynner
Peter Martin Richard Benjamin
John Blane James Brolin
Medieval Knight Norman Bartold
Chief Supervisor Alan Oppenheimer
Medieval Queen Victoria Shaw
Banker Dick Van Patten
Arlette Linda Gaye Scott
Technician Steve Franken
Black Knight Michael Mikler
Sheriff Terry Wilson
Miss Carrie Majel Barrett
Director Michael Crichton
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Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence and some swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray