- 1h 28m
Before Star Wars, director George Lucas created this haunting vision of the future starring Academy Award winner Robert Duvall. In the 25th century, humans exist in a computer-controlled subterranean world where emotions are outlawed, mind-numbing drugs are mandated and no one has a name, only an alphanumeric designation. But one man, THX 1138 (Duvall), secretly resists his drug regimen and commits the cardinal crime against the state--he experiences love.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: George Lucas' feature debut presents a spare, bleak, dystopian future, and features evocatively minimal set design and creepy sound effects.
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Common Sense Says
Slow sci-fi drama for die-hard Lucas fans only.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is a science-fiction film taking place in a future where the government controls human reproduction by banning sexual intercourse. A character watches naked male and female holograms dancing on a viewing console. Nude characters are also shown having sex. Robot cops prod men with poles that seem to electrically shock them. Physical skirmishes take place in the detention center among prisoners.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
- Release Date:March 5, 1971
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:No
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