in about 100 words or lesss
US 119m, Colour
Director: Michael Anderson; Cast: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov
Logan’s Run is a science fiction fantasy based on the 1967 novel of the same name about a future society which controls their population by terminating the lives of its populace at the age of thirty. As a “Sandman” the film’s principal character, Logan 5, tracks down and kills citizens who attempt to escape their fate, only to find himself running from the same authority he answers to. Aligning himself with Jessica 6, who is part of an underground movement which aids runners , the couple discover the truth about their “idyllic” world. Along with Soylent Green (1973), Logan’s Run plays with the popular 1960s and 70s dystopian themes of overpopulation and earth’s limited resources (Klaus Ming August 2013).