Dir. Michael Anderson USA 1976 120 mins (PG)
Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Peter Ustinov, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Roscoe Lee Browne
The movie of the book that spawned the TV series, Logan’s Run is ’70s sci-fi at its kitsch best. In the 23rd century mankind has achieved perfection – a perfection maintained by killing off anyone who reaches the age of 30. Logan 5, a sandman (or cop), tracks anyone who runs for Sanctuary, a near-mythical place that those who escape the city head for. For pleasure he has the pick of the city’s nubile females, among them the beautiful Jessica 6 (Agutter). But when the crystal in Logan’s hand signals the onset of his 30th year, Logan has to decide to submit to the city’s ageist (and murderous rules), or run for his life. An extravagant blockbuster during its time, Logan’s Run retains both a sense of futuristic wonder and twisted Orwellian dystopia. And Jenny Agutter was never lovelier.