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Overview

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,...
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Overview

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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Special Features

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Editorial Reviews

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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • UPC: 883929152193
  • Original Release: 1973
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Repackaged / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 1,946

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
Tom Falk Workman
Lindsay Workman
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 Jr. 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 III 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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Westworld
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   Scene Selections
   Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Fran├žais
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Fran├žais
      Subtitles: None
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  • Posted April 4, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Was Great viewing when it first came out, and still holds up wel

    Was Great viewing when it first came out, and still holds up well. No better insidious unstoppable HUMAN/ANDROID villain than Yul. The guy was perfect in the part.

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  • Posted November 16, 2011

    A Childhood dream

    I seen this movie thirty plus years ago as a young child and have never forgotten it as a matter of fact it is one of the films that put my feet on the path of science and helped get me interested. The very idea of androids walking around and interacting with humans was a very novel idea. But then to have one break away and go beyond its programming and start just blowing people away like it was a real human being with a tude and a chip on its shoulder the size of texas was really radical, when you think about when it was made.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A classic. Much talked about in its day.

    I had been wanting to see this for years. By now the technology seemed dated, but the overall theme still rang true. I wish it had the technological glitz of Star Wars, but alas... Are we man or machines? Are machines really just machines?

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Total Sci-Fi movei for Sci-fi Geeks

    This movie is old and it stars Yule Brynner and James Brolin. If you a western or a science fiction fan this movie is a must have. The story is great and the actors do a decent job of keeping you in the mood of the film

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Fantasy

    One of the pioneers of this genre. Definitely should be seen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Tragic Kingdom

    Westworld involves a story about a futuristic, "fantasy" type vacation getaway, a sort of Disney World for adults, where people can step back into any time period and pretend to their hearts desire. Couple this with James Brolin as the lead, and an aging Yul Brynner as an oddly stoic cowboy, and you have all the makings for what should have been a TV movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Westworld is Out of This World!

    'Westworld' is another interesting science fiction gem from the early 1970s. It stars Richard Benjamin and James Brolin as two average Seventies dudes who are looking for a little R&R in a futuristic Westworld theme park populated by human robots. Our two Seventies dudes are basically decent people who are just looking for a break from the rigors and stress of modern life. But when things go awry at this little Jurassic Dead Wood, they must rely on their wits and latent cunning to survive. Yul Brynner plays a fascinating creepy role as the dark robot cowboy that is reminescent of the Terminator series. I half-expected Yul to say 'I'll be Back' everytime he got shot. As a first-time viewer of 'Westworld', I found this film to be surprisingly well made, and it immediately entered my own mental pantheon of great Seventies sci-fi flicks (a tall order indeed). This movie is definately worth watching if you are a science fiction fan or a movie buff. Even after 30 years, I find 'Westworld' to be an enjoyable film to watch, although I am still waiting for theme parks to be built that are populated with robots.

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