A film by Michael Anderson
Starring Michael York, Richard Jordan, Farrah Fawcett, Jenny Agutter, Peter Ustinov, Roscoe Lee Browne, Randolph Roberts, Gary Morgan, Greg Lewis
In the year 2274, the world’s urban centers have been abandoned due to ecological disaster, and the remaining population has forged a society in a domed city, where no one is allowed to live past age 30 in this sci-fi adventure from Michael Anderson. Michael York stars as a population control agent who, nearing the age of 30, goes on the run to avoid certain death, and Richard Jordan plays his ex-partner determined to hunt him down.
In a hermetically sealed post-apocalyptic urban environment several centuries hence, Logan 5 (Michael York) and his friend Francis 7 (Richard Jordan) lead unquestioning lives of hedonism. Entertainment comes in the form of casual sexual liaisons and gladiatorial games in which those who do not wish to undergo euthanasia at the age of 30 vie for the illusory chance of continued life. As “sandmen,” Logan and Francis are charged with tracking down and killing “runners” — those citizens who will submit to neither “renewal” (a peaceful death) nor “carousel” (a gladiatorial battle) when their time comes. When Logan grows intrigued by a beautiful young woman, Jessica 6 (Jenny Agutter), who plans to become a runner, he is forced to question the fundamental principles of his society. And when his superiors force him to pose as a runner himself to weed out Jessica’s guerilla underground, Logan finds himself fleeing the city in search of a mythical place called Sanctuary, where people are allowed to live out their natural spans.
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- 118 mins