History Trivia / LogansRun

26th Jun '17 12:06:13 PM fearlessnikki
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* FakeAmerican: Sort of. Michael York claims that he and Jenny Agutter tried to speak with Mid-Atlantic accents in order to give the impression that British and American accents had blended together over time.



* RecycledTheSeries: Saul David and MGM studios had no dreams of a TV series when they were filming the movie.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: CBS asked to have the pilot re-shot to include the council of elders ruling over the domed city.
* FollowTheLeader: Inverted. The TV series was in the works before ''Film/StarWars'' came out. But since it didn't appear until after, it just looked like a knock-off.
* MissingEpisode: The last three episodes never aired in the US, due to the show being cancelled. They aired in the UK and finally on TNT in the 80s when Ted Turner bought the MGM library.
* TheOtherDarrin: No one from the original film carried over to the series.
* RecycledTheSeries: Saul David and MGM studios had no dreams of a TV series when they were filming the movie.
movie. Some of the [[PropRecycling props]] were also re-used for the series.
* RetroactiveRecognition: None other than Creator/MichaelBiehn appears in the first episodes.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Early ratings were very strong, but CBS kept changing the schedule, disrupting the viewers. It was cancelled after only eleven episodes.
17th Apr '17 7:44:18 AM fearlessnikki
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* 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.
* 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.
** ''Film/InTime'' seems a better comparison, to the point one might wonder if it is an offshoot or [[DuelingMovies dueling movie]] to the [[DevelopmentHell hellbound]] remake.
* 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 ''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 its own official revival]] until three years later.

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* 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 The 'Love Shop' sequence ran about four minutes, and featured more permissive before nudity. Likewise Box would make a nude ice sculpture of Logan and Jessica. Another sequence of characters visiting the creation "Hallucimill" shop in Arcade was cut for its depiction of drug use. The footage is considered lost nowadays.
* FollowTheLeader: This was one of many CyberPunk films released in the 70s such as ''{{Film/Westworld}}'', ''Film/TheOmegaMan'', ''Capricorn One'', ''{{Film/Rollerball}}'', ''Film/SoylentGreen'' and started a collective boom for sci-fi in general.
* RealLifeRelative: Doc is played by the director's son Michael Anderson.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Peter Ustinov is a major supporting character but no footage
of the PG-13 rating.
* FollowTheLeader:
** Try to explain
Old Man appears in 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.
trailer.
* ThrowItIn:
** ''Film/InTime'' seems a better comparison, to the point one might wonder if it is an offshoot or [[DuelingMovies dueling movie]] to the [[DevelopmentHell hellbound]] remake.
* 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 ''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 its own official revival]] until three years later.
** Peter Ustinov improvised most of his dialogue on set. He also used US pennies for the buttons on the Old Man's costume, because he apparently couldn't find any real buttons.
** Logan's black house robe was thrown together in about two hours while the set was being lit. The director spontaneously decided that Logan should look more casual in his apartment on the first day of shooting.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** When the Old Man is showing Logan portraits that used to hang on the walls of the capital, he was going to show one of Richard Nixon - and say "they used to call him tricky...something". The gag was dropped because it was considered too controversial at the time.
** All the costumes were going to be much skimpier on all the characters. This idea was eliminated because having to apply make-up on so many extra body parts would have cost too much.
** The CatFight between Jessica and Hollie was much longer, but the actresses got so into it that the director changed it out of fear that they would legitimately hurt each other.
** Michael York was reluctant to take the part until a friend of his read the script and said "you ''have'' to do this".
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.
***
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''.
***
''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.
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