Westworld

Westworld

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Director: Michael Crichton

Cast: Michael Crichton, Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin

     
 

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Welcome to Westworld, where nothing can go wrong...go wrong...go wrong....Writer/director Michael Crichton has concocted a futuristic "Disneyland for adults," a remote resort island where, for a hefty fee, one can indulge in one's wildest fantasies. Businessmen James Brolin and Richard Benjamin are just crazy about the old west, thus they head to the section of… See more details below

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Welcome to Westworld, where nothing can go wrong...go wrong...go wrong....Writer/director Michael Crichton has concocted a futuristic "Disneyland for adults," a remote resort island where, for a hefty fee, one can indulge in one's wildest fantasies. Businessmen James Brolin and Richard Benjamin are just crazy about the old west, thus they head to the section of Westworld populated by robot desperadoes, robot lawmen, robot dance-hall gals, and the like. Benjamin's first inkling that something is amiss occurs when, during a mock showdown with robot gunslinger Yul Brynner, Brolin is shot and killed for real. It seems that the "nerve center" of Westworld has developed several serious technical glitches: the human staff is dead, and the robots are running amok. Suddenly promoted to the film's hero, Benjamin (who seems as surprised and shocked as the audience) must first avoid, then face down the relentless Brynner. Much of Westworld was lensed on the expansive grounds of the old Harold Lloyd estate in Beverly Hills, so it's no surprise that there's something Lloydlike about Dick Benjamin's instinct for self-preservation.

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Medical expert-turned-screenwriter Michael Crichton is best known for his blockbuster novels like Jurassic Park, which combine cutting-edge scientific theory with crowd-pleasing adventure. In 1973, he made his feature film directing debut (after a 1972 TV movie) with this thoroughly original futuristic saga. Using MGM production sets that were far from lavish, Crichton created a fantasy world of an adult Western theme park for millionaires. While Richard Benjamin and James Brolin are visiting, the robotic cowboys malfunction, and one played by Yul Brynner goes berserk. Alternatingly preposterous and riveting, Westworld was one of Crichton's most ambitious and quirky stories. His inexperience as a director was telling, and it would be five years before he directed again, with Coma. He had more success when directors like Steven Spielberg turned his visions into gold.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2010
UPC:
0883929152193
Original Release:
1973
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
954

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yul Brynner Gunslinger
Richard Benjamin Martin
James Brolin Blane
Alan Oppenheimer Chief Supervisor
Victoria Shaw Queen
Dick Van Patten Banker
Ann Bellamy Middle-aged Woman
David Michael Frank Actor
Tom Falk Workman
Lindsay Workman Actor
Norman Bartold Medieval Knight
Linda Scott Arlette
Sharyn Wynters Apache Girl
Chris Holter Stewardess
Charles Seel Bellhop
Wade Crosby Bartender
Nora Marlowe Hostess
Orville Sherman Supervisor
Lauren Gilbert Supervisor
Davis Roberts Supervisor
Howard Platt Supervisor
Richard Roat Technician
Kenneth Washington Technician
Jared Martin Technician
Robert Patten Technician
Will J. White Workman
Ben Young Workman
Steve Franken Technician
Terry Wilson Sheriff
Majel Barrett Miss Carrie
Anne Randall Servant Girl
Julie Marcus Girl In Dungeon
Robert Hogan TV Announcer
Michael T. Mikler Black Knight

Technical Credits
Michael Crichton Director,Screenwriter
John P. Austin Set Decoration/Design
Claude Binyon Asst. Director
Herman A. Blumenthal Art Director
David Bretherton Editor
Richard S. Church Sound/Sound Designer
Betsy Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Griffin Makeup
Fred Karlin Score Composer
Paul N. Lazarus Producer
Gene Polito Cinematographer
Michael Rachmil Associate Producer
Harry W. Tetrick Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Westworld
1. Logos/Testimonials [3:08]
2. Title/Orientation [4:25]
3. In Transit/Suiting Up [2:52]
4. All teh Amenities [2:55]
5. The Gunslinger [3:59]
6. Pete's 'Move' [1:08]
7. "Try It. Shoot Me." [1:41]
8. At Miss Carrie's [6:10]
9. The Night Shift [2:09]
10. Robot Repair [2:41]
11. The Breakdowns [1:24]
12. Resort Activation [2:24]
13. He's Back [2:05]
14. Jailed... [2:53]
15. ...& Bailed [2:31]
16. A Queen's Infidelity [1:56]
17. A New Sheriff [1:09]
18. Robot Rattler [3:23]
19. Revelers & Brawlers [3:35]
20. Adjustments [2:00]
21. Getting Medieval [4:27]
22. "I'm Shot!" [3:22]
23. Cyber-Mayhem [1:18]
24. Pete is Hunted [3:37]
25. "You Haven't a Chance" [3:42]
26. When in Rome, Run! [3:42]
27. Giving an Eyeful [3:02]
28. Assault w/o Battery [1:08]
29. Into the King's Court [1:27]
30. Flamethrowing Him Off [2:46]
31. Ruthless & Faceless [3:55]
32. End Credits [1:46]

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