Synopsis: In the future, mankind lives in vast underground cities and free will is outlawed by means of mandatory medication that controls human emotion. But when THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) and LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) stop taking their meds, they wake up to the bleak reality of their own existence and fall in love with each other in the process. But love is also illegal in this Orwellian dystopia, and the act of making love has made both of them outlaws on the run from an army of robotic police.
Actors: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
75
Rotten Tomatoes:
87%
R
Year:
1971
86 min
Website
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MAINROOM:

LUH enters the small, white, plastic looking room. One

wall is filled with small compartments. She opens one of

the cabinets and pushes a series of buttons; which light

up.

CLOSE ANGLE:

LUH sits for a moment having now regained control of

herself. She takes a cellophane packet of pills out of

one of the compartments and carefully removes the pills

and replaces them with pills from her pocket. She puts

the packet back into the compartment. She becomes aware

of the sounds of the policemen in the Hologram room.

HOLOGRAM ROOM:

FULL ANGLE:

The room contains two over-stuffed reclining chairs, with

control panels on the arms. THX is sitting in one of the

chairs watching the policemen beat the huddled man. LUH

enters and stands by the doorway, slightly repulsed by the

beating. THX is aware of her presence, but neither speak.

CLOSE ANGLE:

Upon closer inspection, we see the policemen have smooth

chrome faces and are actually robots.

MED ANGLE:

THX reaches for the volume knob and twists it up one notch.

Another robot appears beating the man. LUH walks over and

sits in the vacant chair. She fidgets nervously.

LUH:

You ought to eat.

THX looks over to her, but does not respond. LUH reaches

for the volume knob, and turns it down, one of the policemen

disappears.

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