THX 1138

Visit the future where love is the ultimate crime.

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Podcast Release Date:
Jan 20, 2023

100 Years of Dystopia Series Episode 6

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A long time before Luke Skywalker blew up the Death Star in a faraway galaxy, USC film school grad George Lucas dramatized another kind of future rebellion in his sci-fi debut THX 1138.  Does Robert Duvall feel it’s worth stopping his emotion-suppressing medications, and enduring billy club beatings, just so he can perform sexcrimes in a sterile dystopia?  And is the prospect of bunking with Donald Pleasance reason enough to steal a pimped out go-kart and drag race to freedom? The audience is listening to this Gold Level show when they donate to Now Playing. 

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Movie Details

Series
100 Years of Dystopia
Original Title
THX 1138
Title
THX 1138
Director
George Lucas
Author
Producer
Edward Folger, Larry Sturhahn
Writer
Actors
Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie, Ian Wolfe, Marshall Efron, Sid Haig, John Pearce, Irene Cagen, Gary Alan Marsh, John Seaton, Eugene I. Stillman, Jack Walsh, Mark Lawhead, Robert Feero, Johnny Weissmuller Jr., Claudette Bessing, Susan Stroh, James Wheaton, Henry Jacobs, Bill Love, Doc Scortt, Gary Austin, Scott L. Menges, Toby L. Stearns, Paul K. Haje, Ralph Chesse, Dion M. Chesse, Bruce Chesse, Mello Alexandria, Brandyn Barbara Artis, Morris D. Erby, Willie C. Barnes, Richard Quinnell, Jean M. Durand, Scott Beach, Neva Beach, Terence McGovern, Julie Payne, James Cranna, Ruth Silveira, Bruce Mackey, David Ogden Stiers, Bart Patton
Runtime
1 h 26 min
Release Date
11 March 1971
Genres
Science Fiction, Action, Drama
Overview
People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the first time he has feelings for a woman and they start a secret relationship.

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