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Sleeper


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  Sleeper Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.29 /10
 
Starring
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton , John Beck
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Directed by: Woody Allen
Written by: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman

 
 
 
Released: 1973
   
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 88
 
 


 

A wimp (Woody Allen, pictured) goes into hospital for an operation on an ulcer and wakes up in a 22nd century police state.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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An uneven movie with some dreary patches, but on the whole a witty satire on 70s fads, assisted by funny futuristic designs (the costumes are by Joel Schumacher, who later turned to directing movies like Cousins and Falling Down). Sleeper is most memorable for the largest banana-skin gag ever, Allenís attempts to impersonate a domestic robot, and a wonderfully surreal moment when he kidnaps the world leader's nose.

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