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1973 science fiction comedy starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton

Sleeper is a 1973 futuristic science fiction comedy film, directed by Woody Allen and written by Allen and Marshall Brickman. The plot involves the adventures of 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 film contains many elements which parody notable works of science fiction and was made as a tribute to comedians Groucho Marx and Bob Hope.

Cast and Crew

Woody AllenMiles Monroe
Diane KeatonLuna Schlosser
Woody Allendirector

Video Products

Sleeper, 5 Jul 2000

Memorable Scenes

Final scene, after disposing of the national Leader's nose (only remaining organ)
Luna Schlosser: Miles, Erno is going to lead the revolution and head the new government.
Miles Monroe: Look, don't you understand? In six months, we'll be stealing Erno's nose. Political solutions don't work. I told you that. It doesn't matter who's up there. They're all terrible. You know, the political mentali...


Freedom's Flicks: The 20 best libertarian movies of all time, Libertarian Party News, Nov 1999
Reports on The Orange County Register editors' choices for "20 Best Libertarian Movies of All Time"; includes short descriptions for each movie as well as "best libertarian moments" for the top ten
16. Sleeper (1973). Woody Allen's anti-utopian comedy is one of his funniest. It's a takeoff on Orwell's "1984" in which a Big Brother-like dictator destroys freedom while Woody and Diane Keaton organize a revolution.

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