History Trivia / LogansRun

20th Apr '16 12:22:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/AustinPowers Basil]] as Logan, [[Disney/RobinHood Prince John]] as the Old Man and [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries The Kingpin]] as Box.
3rd Jul '15 12:57:06 AM erforce
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* DevelopmentHell: A remake has been in the works for some time now. How long? Let's put it this way. [[http://www.rogermwilcox.com/LogansRun.html#remake One old website]] says that one plan was to cast Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio "of ''Romeo & Juliet'' fame". In other words, plans have been in the works since before ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.

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* DevelopmentHell: A remake has been in the works for some time now. How long? Let's put it this way. [[http://www.rogermwilcox.com/LogansRun.html#remake One old website]] says that one plan was to cast Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio "of ''Romeo & Juliet'' fame". In other words, plans have been in the works since before ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.
18th Jun '15 2:47:25 PM VoxAquila
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* DisownedAdaptation: William F. Nolan has made his displeasure with the film known.
26th Dec '14 9:27:35 AM StFan
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* DawsonCasting: Michael York was already in his late thirties. Jenny Agutter was 24, playing a 17-year-old. The main reason the death-age was raised, from 21 in the novel to 30 in the movie, was because the actors chosen to play the roles could ''never'' pass as teen-agers. Richard Jordan (Francis 7) was 38 years old during filming. This also bypasses issues with the limited hours younger actors can work-- not to mention the uncomfortable implications for some of sexually-active 14- and 15-year-old "adults".
* DevelopmentHell: A remake has been in the works for some time now. How long? Let's put it this way. [[http://www.rogermwilcox.com/LogansRun.html#remake This old website]] says that one plan was to cast LeonardoDiCaprio "of ''Romeo & Juliet'' fame". In other words, plans have been in the works since before ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.

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* DawsonCasting: Michael York was already in his late thirties. Jenny Agutter was 24, playing a 17-year-old. The main reason the death-age was raised, from 21 in the novel to 30 in the movie, was because the actors chosen to play the roles could ''never'' pass as teen-agers.teenagers. Richard Jordan (Francis 7) was 38 years old during filming. This also bypasses issues with the limited hours younger actors can work-- work -- not to mention the uncomfortable implications for some of sexually-active 14- and 15-year-old "adults".
* DevelopmentHell: A remake has been in the works for some time now. How long? Let's put it this way. [[http://www.rogermwilcox.com/LogansRun.html#remake This One old website]] says that one plan was to cast LeonardoDiCaprio Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio "of ''Romeo & Juliet'' fame". In other words, plans have been in the works since before ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.



* FollowTheLeader
** Try to explain the plot of the movie to somebody who hasn't seen it. "Um, in a dystopian future, there are cops who hunt people down for trying to exceed their government-mandated lifespans ..." [[Film/BladeRunner Similarity to any later film]] is a coincidence.
*** It kinda is just coincidence considering that ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', the novel ''Film/BladeRunner'' is based on, came out in 1968, only one year after the release of the novel ''Literature/LogansRun''.
*** Might be more. ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'' is about people hunting down robots passing for humans. ''Film/BladeRunner'' added the whole government-mandate lifespan thing.

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* FollowTheLeader
FollowTheLeader:
** Try to explain the plot of the movie to somebody who hasn't seen it. "Um, in a dystopian future, there are cops who hunt people down for trying to exceed their government-mandated lifespans ...lifespans..." [[Film/BladeRunner Similarity to any later film]] is a coincidence.
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coincidence. It kinda is just coincidence considering that ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', the novel ''Film/BladeRunner'' is based on, came out in 1968, only one year after the release of the novel ''Literature/LogansRun''.
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''Literature/LogansRun''. Might be more. ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'' is about people hunting down robots passing for humans. ''Film/BladeRunner'' added the whole government-mandate lifespan thing.



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[AustinPowers Basil]] as Logan, [[Disney/RobinHood Prince John]] as the Old Man and [[SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries The Kingpin]] as Box.
* ThrowItIn: In the final scene when the crowd is gathering in awe around the Old Man, one of the extras gives the Vulcan salute that is of course familiar from ''StarTrek''. The director probably either didn't recognize it or didn't mind it in the least. At the time this film was made, ''Star Trek'' was still just some obscure cancelled TV show from TheSixties and had yet to [[PopCultureOsmosis catch on with the general public]]. It wouldn't have [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture it's own official revival]] until three years later.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[AustinPowers [[Film/AustinPowers Basil]] as Logan, [[Disney/RobinHood Prince John]] as the Old Man and [[SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries The Kingpin]] as Box.
* ThrowItIn: In the final scene when the crowd is gathering in awe around the Old Man, one of the extras gives the Vulcan salute that is of course familiar from ''StarTrek''.''Franchise/StarTrek''. The director probably either didn't recognize it or didn't mind it in the least. At the time this film was made, ''Star Trek'' was still just some obscure cancelled TV show from TheSixties and had yet to [[PopCultureOsmosis catch on with the general public]]. It wouldn't have [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture it's its own official revival]] until three years later.later.

!!''Logan's Run'' series
* RecycledTheSeries: Saul David and MGM studios had no dreams of a TV series when they were filming the movie.
20th May '14 1:44:32 PM WaterBlap
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* {{Irony}}: The movie was released in the year (1976) that the oldest Baby Boomers, who had coined the phrase "Don't trust anyone over 30," turned 30 themselves.

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* {{Irony}}: ThrowItIn: In the final scene when the crowd is gathering in awe around the Old Man, one of the extras gives the Vulcan salute that is of course familiar from ''StarTrek''. The movie was released director probably either didn't recognize it or didn't mind it in the year (1976) that least. At the oldest Baby Boomers, who time this film was made, ''Star Trek'' was still just some obscure cancelled TV show from TheSixties and had coined yet to [[PopCultureOsmosis catch on with the phrase "Don't trust anyone over 30," turned 30 themselves.general public]]. It wouldn't have [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture it's own official revival]] until three years later.
3rd Jun '13 8:12:41 PM RoseAndHeather
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* BillingDisplacement: '''STARRING FARRAH FAWCETT''' -- TV Guide ad. Except Jenny Agutter was the female lead, and Farrah's role was a minor part as an assistant in a face-lift shop.

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* BillingDisplacement: '''STARRING FARRAH FAWCETT''' -- TV Guide ad. Except Jenny Agutter Creator/JennyAgutter was the female lead, and Farrah's role was a minor part as an assistant in a face-lift shop.
2nd Mar '13 10:20:20 AM fartbum
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Disney/RobinHood Prince John]] as the Old Man, and [[Spider-ManTheAnimatedSeries The Kingpin]] as Box.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[AustinPowers Basil]] as Logan, [[Disney/RobinHood Prince John]] as the Old Man, Man and [[Spider-ManTheAnimatedSeries [[SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries The Kingpin]] as Box.
2nd Mar '13 10:18:18 AM fartbum
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Disney/RobinHood Prince John]] as the Old Man, and [[Spider-ManTheAnimatedSeries The Kingpin]] as Box.
5th Nov '12 4:33:58 PM StFan
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!!''Logan's Run'' movie

* BillingDisplacement: '''STARRING FARRAH FAWCETT''' -- TV Guide ad. Except Jenny Agutter was the female lead, and Farrah's role was a minor part as an assistant in a face-lift shop.
* DawsonCasting: Michael York was already in his late thirties. Jenny Agutter was 24, playing a 17-year-old. The main reason the death-age was raised, from 21 in the novel to 30 in the movie, was because the actors chosen to play the roles could ''never'' pass as teen-agers. Richard Jordan (Francis 7) was 38 years old during filming. This also bypasses issues with the limited hours younger actors can work-- not to mention the uncomfortable implications for some of sexually-active 14- and 15-year-old "adults".
* DevelopmentHell: A remake has been in the works for some time now. How long? Let's put it this way. [[http://www.rogermwilcox.com/LogansRun.html#remake This old website]] says that one plan was to cast LeonardoDiCaprio "of ''Romeo & Juliet'' fame". In other words, plans have been in the works since before ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The powers that be insisted that many important scenes be cut so the result would be rated PG. We still get a quick glimpse of some bare ta-tas, though. Think of it as Movie Ratings March On. PG used to be much more permissive before the creation of the PG-13 rating.
4th Nov '12 8:05:51 AM StFan
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* FollowTheLeader: Try to explain the plot of this movie to somebody who hasn't seen it. "Um, in a dystopian future, there are cops who hunt people down for trying to exceed their government-mandated lifespans ..." [[Film/BladeRunner Similarity to any later film]] is a coincidence.
** It kinda is just coincidence considering that ''DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', the novel ''Film/BladeRunner'' is based on came out in 1968 only one year after the release of the novel of Logans Run
** Might be more. ''DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'' is about people hunting down robots passing for humans. ''Film/BladeRunner'' added the whole government-mandate lifespan thing.

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* FollowTheLeader: FollowTheLeader
**
Try to explain the plot of this the movie to somebody who hasn't seen it. "Um, in a dystopian future, there are cops who hunt people down for trying to exceed their government-mandated lifespans ..." [[Film/BladeRunner Similarity to any later film]] is a coincidence.
** *** It kinda is just coincidence considering that ''DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', the novel ''Film/BladeRunner'' is based on on, came out in 1968 1968, only one year after the release of the novel of Logans Run
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''Literature/LogansRun''.
***
Might be more. ''DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'' ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'' is about people hunting down robots passing for humans. ''Film/BladeRunner'' added the whole government-mandate lifespan thing.
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