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Despite faults (chiefly a dispersal of its energies), a wonderfully enjoyable fantasy about a futuristic holiday resort offering robot worlds of exotic sex, romance or violence amid the licence of ancient Rome, the gallantries of a medieval chateau, or the gunslinging frontier town. Best and most fully realised of these worlds is the Western, with Brynner (brilliant) as the robot gunman required to die, bloodily, every time a greenhorn tourist challenges him to the draw. Until, that is, the robots begin to malfunction - or rebel: only the computers that designed them know exactly how they work - and the Brynner machine sets out, now part mad killer and part Frankenstein monster, in quest of revenge. Great stuff.

Release details

Duration: 89 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Crichton
Screenwriter: Michael Crichton
Cast: Yul Brynner
Richard Benjamin
James Brolin
Norman Bartold
Alan Oppenheimer
Victoria Shaw

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4 / 5

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Jane G.

One of my all time favourite films. Long before disphoric scenarios were the in thing. Yule Brenner is incredibly chilling as the robot gone wrong. It is a great lead into the new HBO series of the same name. This sort of story line about artificial intelligence developing a virus and becoming unstable is one of my fav! Grab your favourite blanket and some popcorn and check it out!