Welcome to the 23rd century where what’s left of humanity lives in a sealed, domed city where matters of life and death are not left to chance. All of the pleasures of life are there for the taking. Sex is readily available—individually or in orgy rooms with narcotic gas pumped in! But relationships are forbidden and life ends promptly at 30. Michael York plays a “Sandman,” a life limit enforcer who discovers a world outside of the safety of the dome. –SIFF
After serving in the Second World War, Anderson first developed his career in British films, becoming a director in 1949 and enjoying his first success with the war movie The Dam Busters (1954). The Dam Busters made good use of limited special effects and is often cited as an inspiration for the climax of the first Star Wars film. He directed the first cinema adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 (1956) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his direction. He also directed the 1968 film The Shoes of the Fisherman starring Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud.
He settled in Hollywood, California, making such science fiction offerings as Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975) and Logan’s Run (1976). Logan’s Run was an expensive box-office success, contributing a box office of $50 million worldwide and boosting sales for its distributor, Metro Goldwyn Mayer. It has gone on to enjoy a cult status… read more
4 stars and not 5 because the ending is terrible. Sometimes I turn it off right after they get to the surface
Goodman’s screenplays include Straw Dogs, Logan’s Run, Eyes of Laura Mars and the 1975 Farewell, My Lovely.
Logan’s Run was directed by Michael Anderson, a British industry veteran who had helmed The Dam Busters in 1954 and who, at 91, is now the..