• Sleeper (1973)

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Release Date: 1973

DVD Release Date: July 5th, 2000

PG |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

After health-store owner Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) dies during a routine surgery, his family has him cryogenically frozen. He awakens 200 years later, revived by a group of underground radicals who oppose the oppressive regime in power. Once the police arrive to arrest the group, Miles flees, disguised as a robot. He meets Luna Schlosser (Diane Keaton), and they gradually fall in love. When Miles is later captured by the authorities, Luna seeks out the rebels to help rescue him.

Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mews Small, Bartlett Robinson, Mary Gregory, Chris Forbes, Peter Hobbs

Director: Woody Allen

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Rollins-Joffe Productions

Keywords: Lighthearted , 1970s , Police officer , Escape , Amusing , Madcap , New York City , Transformation , Charming , Hospital ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80

    A clarinet player who also runs a health food store is frozen and brought back in the future by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempts to overthrow an oppressive government. When he goes off on his own, he begins to explore this brave new world that has Orgasmatron booths to replace sex and confessional robots. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Sleeper establishes Woody Allen as the best comic director and actor in America, a distinction that would mean more if there were more comedies being made. show more

  • 75
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Sleeper has plenty of bald spots, lacks the inspired silent comedy of Take the Money and Run, but, these days, comedy beggars can't be choosers. show more

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