Sleeper

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Released 1973

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Director:
Woody Allen
Released:
1973
Rating:
PG
Sleeper is a 1973 sci-fi comedy created by writer and director Woody Allen, who also plays the film's protagonist. The movie begins in present-day Manhattan, where Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) is a health food store proprietor and jazz clarinet player who unwittingly undergoes cryogenic treatment, only to be thawed out in a totaliarian America 200 years in the future. Members of an underground resistance group thaw Miles out with the intent to deploy the man without an identity on a spy mission to thwart a secret government plot called The Aries Project. While on the lam from authorities, Miles assumes the guise of a robot butler in the hire of a comely social-climber named Luna Schlosser (Diane Keaton). Romance eventually blooms between the mismatched pair, and Luna ultimately joins Miles in his effort to unravel the Aries plot. Over the years, Sleeper has attracted a cult following. The futuristic parody has earned numerous awards as well as a place near the top of many best and favorite film lists.moreless

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  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Sleeper establishes Woody Allen as the best comic director and actor in America, a distinction that would mean more if there were more comedies being made.

  • 80

    Empire

    A clarinet player who also runs a health food store is frozen and brought back in the future by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempts to overthrow an o...

  • 75

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    Sleeper has plenty of bald spots, lacks the inspired silent comedy of Take the Money and Run, but, these days, comedy beggars can't be choosers.

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Comedy, Science Fiction

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Independent, Satire, Classics, Futuristic, Slapstick