Review: ‘Futureworld’

Futureworld is a strong sequel to Westworld in which the rebuilt pleasure dome aims at world conquest by extending the robot technology to duplicating business and political figures.

Futureworld is a strong sequel to Westworld in which the rebuilt pleasure dome aims at world conquest by extending the robot technology to duplicating business and political figures.

Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner come across very well in their starring roles as investigative reporters on a junket to help promote the rebuilt and enlarged theme park.

The reporters are hosted by Arthur Hill, repping the theme park owners, and John Ryan, the chief scientist. Fonda and Danner eventually discover the world domination plot with the help of Stuart Margolin, one of the few non-robot technicians still employed.

Yul Brynner makes a cameo reappearance as the robot gunslinger so prominent in Westworld, a good bridging element between the two pix.

Futureworld

Production

American International. Director Richard T. Heffron; Producer Paul Lazarus III, James T. Aubrey Jr; Screenplay Mayo Simon, George Schenck; Camera Howard Schwartz, Gene Polito; Editor James Mitchell; Music Fred Karlin; Art Director Trevor Williams

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1976. Running time: 107 MIN.

With

Peter Fonda Blythe Danner Arthur Hill Yul Brynner Jim Antonio John Ryan
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