Sleeper

Sleeper

DVD - 2000
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Miles Monroe enters the hospital in 1973 for a minor ulcer operation only to wake up 200 years later after being defrosted. As Miles tries to adjust to his new environment, he is re-programmed, de-programmed, chased by Big Brother-like police, and falls for Luna, an underground poet
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment Inc., c2000
ISBN: 9780792846116
0792846117
Branch Call Number: DVD Sleeper
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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AL_SUZANNE Dec 19, 2016

SLEEPER is a weird science-fiction movie which is a classic for Woody Allen fans. But for me, I can't do it. Give me Woody Allen movies filmed in New York any day! But if you like futuristic films, then enjoy it!

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sugahara
Jan 10, 2016

When I first saw "Sleeper," I was in Jr. High, probably on TV. Since then I have been a Woody Allen fan of his earlier movies. I have this film on VHS. Yes, I bought a VCR, plus a additional small old TV with a VCR from Goodwill, in order to play my old tapes.
There's a lot of slapstick in this film, when Miles awakens and finds that he is in the future.
The giant vegetable gag was very creative and original. There are a pair of NY Jewish accent robots who are tailors that argue too. It's not what you expect from Robots talking!
So if you don't understand English well, it's super funny! The later Woody Allen films aren't as hilarious by using slapstick and uses more intellectual humor and focus attention on Relationships.
So people will have different opinions on them too.

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akirakato
May 23, 2014

This is a 1973 futuristic comic SF drama directed by Woody Allen.
The plot involves the adventures of Miles Monroe, the owner of a health food store who is cryogenically frozen in 1973 and defrosted 200
years later in an ineptly-led police state.
The scientists who revive him are members of a rebellion.
22nd-century America seems to be a police state ruled by a dictator.
The rebels hope to use Miles as a spy to infiltrate the Aires Project, because he is the only member of this society without a known biometric identity.
The authorities discover the scientists' project, and arrest them.
Miles escapes by disguising himself as a robot, and goes to work as a butler in the house of socialite Luna Schlosser.
I like the scenes of Woody Allen's robot better than anything else.
I find those scenes quite hilarious.
Otherwise, the acting of the actors seem amateuristic and mediocre.

RobertLR May 01, 2013

Not a big fan of Mr. Allen and this movie reinforces that. But OK if you want way out and absurd for a laugh

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aqiva
Apr 03, 2012

An American classic slapstick movie of the early 1970's.. for some it's uproariously and knee-slappingly funny. Movie goers who are familiar with New York, esp Woody Allen's New York, with his Jewish comedy neuroses will do well; the movie holds its own nearly 40 years later. Back in the 1990's a NYTimes reporter wrote an article about a movie theatre owner in a small Texas city; the theater owner said Woody Allen doesn't fly in his neck-of-the-woods. And some of the time-dated humor with its references to 1960's and early 1970's real people will be completely lost on movie goers younger than their late 50's. For those old enough, it's a timeless gem. The 200 year old VW bug alone is worth waiting for; the Tennessee Williams play takeoff: incomparable.

btmslt Jan 13, 2012

I was glad to be able to get a few good laughs after a hard day.

Veepea Jan 12, 2012

This is another one of the movies that is on my list of "Weirdest Films Ever." Woody Allen wakes up in a future that is very bizarre and nonsensical and not really funny considering this is supposedly a comedy.

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