• THX-1138 (1971)


Release Date: 1971

PG |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

In the future, mankind lives in vast underground cities and free will is outlawed by means of mandatory medication that controls human emotion. But when THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) and LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) stop taking their meds, they wake up to the bleak reality of their own existence and fall in love with each other in the process. But love is also illegal in this Orwellian dystopia, and the act of making love has made both of them outlaws on the run from an army of robotic police.

Cast: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie, Ian Wolfe, Sid Haig, Marshall Efron, John Pearce

Director: George Lucas

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Zoetrope Studios

Keywords: Escape, Dark, Love, Forbidden love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A nice gift for science fiction fans. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    For someone wanting to get noticed as a filmmaker, George Lucas couldn't have done much better than THX 1138, his 1971 feature debut that starts a limited run today in a new director's cut. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie's strength is not in its story but in its unsettling and weirdly effective visual and sound style. (Review of Original Release) show more

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