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Westworld

  • Drama
  • 1973
  • Michael Crichton
  • 85 mins
  • 15

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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), enjoyably retro special effects and an incisive message about the dark side of male fantasies.

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Credits

Cast

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GunslingerYul Brynner
Peter MartinRichard Benjamin
John BlaneJames Brolin
Medieval KnightNorman Bartold
Chief SupervisorAlan Oppenheimer
Medieval QueenVictoria Shaw
BankerDick Van Patten
ArletteLinda Gaye Scott
TechnicianSteve Franken
Black KnightMichael Mikler
SheriffTerry Wilson
Miss CarrieMajel Barrett

Crew

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DirectorMichael Crichton

Details

Language
English
Guidance
Violence and some swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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