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Welcome to the adult playground designed to cater to any fantasy, where life-like robots are programmed for romance ... violence ... anything--a place called Westworld. Peter Martin (Richard Benjamin) and John Blane (James Brolin) come for a vacation in this simulated Wild West, complete with dance hall girls, free-for-all bar fights and shoot-outs--all safe and harmless. But when Blane dies after being shot by a robot (Academy Award winner Yul Brenner), Martin discovers that something has gone very wrong: The human operators are all dead, and the robots are now killing the guests in this science fiction thriller written and directed by Michael Crichton ("ER," Jurassic Park).
© 1973 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Critics Consensus: Yul Brynner gives a memorable performance as a robotic cowboy in this amusing sci-fi/western hybrid.
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Classic man-vs.-machine adventure is funny but violent.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Westworld is an early entry in what is now a popular man-vs.-the-machine franchise. Set in a modern-day, fabricated Old West resort populated by male vacationers, the film satirizes macho values when its two "tenderfoot" heroes attempt to fit in with the brawling, gun-slinging faux cowboys of long ago. Given a PG rating when it was released in 1973 before the MPAA's PG-13 was established, Westworld includes much more graphic violence than is standard for the current PG tag. Throughout the movie, with a larger-than-life, often-comic tone, both human and robotic characters are stalked, threatened, shot, stabbed, burned, and, in one instance, melted from acid thrown in the face. Blood flows freely. Suspense is high. The only females in the cast are either prostitutes or love objects. Drinking and smoking occur in numerous scenes as part of the fantasized culture.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Action, Drama
- Release Date:November 21, 1973
- Audio Format:5.1
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