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The Clones (1973)

PG | | Action, Sci-Fi | August 1973 (USA)
A scientist discovers a plot to clone other scientists so the government can control the weather.

Directors:

Lamar Card, Paul Hunt

Writers:

Steve Fisher (screenplay), Paul Hunt (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Greene ... Dr. Gerald Appleby
Gregory Sierra ... Nemo
Otis Young ... Sawyer
Susan Hunt ... Penny
Stanley Adams ... Carl Swafford
Alex Nicol ... Secretary of HEW
John Drew Barrymore ... Brooks Brothers Hippie (as John Barrymore Jr.)
Barbara Bergdorf Barbara Bergdorf ... Janet (as Barbara Burgdorf)
Raynold Gideon ... Fred Kalif (as Ray Gideon)
Walter Robles ... Sheriff
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Laboratory Guard
Angelo Rossitto ... Man at Phone Booth (as Angelo Rossito)
Lamar Card ... Dr. Bradigan
Sandy Horowitz Sandy Horowitz ... Pilot
Dave Atkins Dave Atkins ... Truck Driver
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Storyline

A nuclear scientist is "cloned" by foreign agents, struggles against terrifying odds to prove he is himself and not the clone. Producers note that the word Clones was rarely, if ever heard in the American vocabulary before this picture was released Written by Rajnish Sinha <raj@directorsnet.com>

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They duplicated one too many. They had to find him. And kill him. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Man Running See more »

Filming Locations:

Frazier Park, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Glory Bus
Written by Allen D. Allen (uncredited)
vocal by Pattie Brooks
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A unique movie
22 March 2001 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

I reason why Clones is taken for a bad movie is because of the films direction. Clones was directed by two directors. Without even looking at the credits, you can tell by the two different styles of direction seen during the movie. One direction is clearly bad as the camera is hand held and always moving. The other direction is classic 1974 "trip" direction that makes you feel like your on a drug. The story is excellent. Original science fiction that can only be matched with Boys from Brazil. When I first wrote this review many years ago, I was contacted by Paul Hunt, the Director who was upset at my comments. The truth he wanted me to let the public know is that they filmed this with a tiny budget and with a short time. Considering this, I would say that the Clones was one of many movies in its era that was quickly pushed out in order to make a quick profit. To give credit when credit is due, the Clones can be considered a misunderstood film. However, it is worth watching just to check out the great ending (which you do not see coming). Trust me.


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