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Cult: "THX 1138" (1971), a film by George Lucas

Posted by Theia - Monday, July 23rd, 2012

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Released in the USA on March 11 of 1971, «THX 1138» (also known as "Uomo che fuggì dal futuro, L'", "THX-1138") is a Science Fiction/Drama film directed by George Lucas, and written by George Lucas, Walter Murch, and Matthew Robbins , starring Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie, Ian Wolfe and Marshall Efron.

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In a city of the future, sexual intercourse is outlawed and use of mind-altering drugs is mandatory. Narcotics are critical both in maintaining compliance among the city's residents and also for ensuring their ability to conduct dangerous and demanding tasks for long periods of time. The inhabitants worship a godlike being known as "OMM 0910", with whom they commune in telephone booth-like areas known as Unichapels. At their jobs, SEN 5241 (Donald Pleasance) and LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) keep surveillance on the city and field questions (mostly about proper drug intake).

LUH has a male roommate, THX 1138 (Robert Duvall). He works in a factory producing androids that function as police officers. The work is hazardous as it requires handling explosive and radioactive material. LUH becomes disillusioned and makes a conscious decision to break the law and stop taking her drugs. She subsequently secretly substitutes inactive pills for THX's medications. As the drug's effects wear off, [...]

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