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Peter Martin and John Blane decide to take a holiday in a high tech amusement park, Westworld. Here they get to play cowboys - saloon brawls, saloon girls and quick draws against the town's gunslinger - with lifelike robots. All is well for the first few days but when the park's central computer malfunctions, the built-in safety features are turned off and the robots begin to attack the guests. The gunslinger in particular seems indestructible and relentlessly pursues his prey.
Westworld ...where robot men and women are programmed to serve you for ...Romance ...Violence ...Anything
Release Date: November 21, 1973
Runtime: 88 mins
All Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Sound: 4-Track Stereo
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Buried.com Rating: 8.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W
MPAA Rating: PG
yul Brynner ...Gunslinger
Richard Benjamin ...Peter Martin
James Brolin ...John Blane
Norman Bartold ...Medieval Knight
Alan Oppenheimer ...Chief Supervisor
Victoria Shaw ...Medieval Queen
Dick Van Patten ...Banker
Linda Gaye Scott ...Arlette (as Linda Scott)
Steve Franken ...Technician
Michael T. Mikler ...Black Knight (as Michael Mikler)
Terry Wilson ...Sheriff
Majel Barrett ...Miss Carrie
Anne Randall ...Servant Girl
Julie Marcus ...Girl in Dungeon
Sharyn Wynters ...Apache Girl
Anne Bellamy ...Middle Aged Woman
Chris Holter ...Stewardess
Charles Seel ...Bellhop
Wade Crosby ...Bartender
Nora Marlowe ...Hostess
Lin Henson ...Ticket Girl
Orville Sherman ...Supervisor
C. Lindsay Workman ...Supervisor (as Lindsay Workman)
Lauren Gilbert ...Supervisor
Davis Roberts ...Supervisor
Howard Platt ...Supervisor
Richard Roat ...Technician
Kenneth Washington ...Technician
Jared Martin ...Technician
Robert Patten ...Technician
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Paul Lazarus III
Michael I. Rachmil
More Movie Taglines:
- Westworld ...where robot men and women are programmed to serve you for ...Romance ...Violence ...Anything
- Boy, have we got a vacation for you...
- ...Where nothing can possibly go worng!
- Robot Gunslinger: [to Peter Martin, trying to provoke a fight] Sloppy with your drink? [Martin tries to ignore him, unsure of how to react] Robot Gunslinger: [to the bartender] Get this boy a bib!
Peter Martin: You talk too much. Robot Gunslinger: You say something, boy? Peter Martin: I said you talk too much. Robot Gunslinger: Try to make me shut up.
[first lines] Interviewer of Delos Guests: [hosting a commercial] Hi. Ed Ramsey from Delos. If there's anyone who doesn't know what Delos is, well, as we've always said: Delos is the vacation of the future, today. At Delos, you get your choice of the vacation you want. There's Medieval World, Roman World and, of course, Westworld. Let's talk to some of the people who've been there.
[last lines] Interviewer of Delos Guests: [voiceover] Why don't you make arrangements to take our hovercraft to Medieval World, Roman World and Westworld. Contact us today, or see your travel agent. Boy, have we got a vacation for you.
Banker: [taking over as the new sheriff] Well, I'm the new law around here... Villager: [yells from crowd] Think you can handle things? Banker: You wanna try me? [he turns around to enter the sheriff's office, but struggles to get the door open]
- When the Gunslinger robot is splashed in the face with acid, Yul Brynner's face was coated with an oil-based makeup mixed with ground Alka-Seltzer. A splash of water then produced the fizzing effect.
The first use of computer digitized images as part of a feature film (not merely monitor graphics) was the Gunslinger's point of view in Westworld. After the process was finally developed enough to produce satisfactory results, it took a mere eight hours to produce each ten seconds of Gunslinger's pixellated POV.
The robot that Yul Brynner portrays is an homage/spoof of his character Chris from The Magnificent Seven (1960) and wears the same costume.
Michael Crichton became inspired to write this film after a trip to Disneyland, where he saw the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and was impressed by the animatronic characters.
Director John Carpenter based the "indestructable" nature of his killer Michael Meyers in Halloween (1978) on Yul Brynner's character in this film.
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