Synopsis: In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby, breaks the rules and gets in a lot of trouble. (Z.P.G. stands for Zero Population Growth.)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
97 min



Carol, I'm sorry.

I'm sorry, too.

It's all right.

Let's not go home just yet.

And now it is curfew time

for all citizens

In the 8 p.m.

to 8 a.m. rotation.

Please proceed

to your assigned cubicles.

Big mouth's happy

message for today.


I wonder what the hamburger

Monte Christo

Would taste like?

Same as the spaghetti bolognese.

Maybe we should have

the beef stroganoff...

a la old Vienna.

Transgressors reported

in sector 15.

Transgressor's reported

in sector 15.

No, please, you've

got to believe me.

He's not a baby.

He's just small for his age.

She's lying.

He ain't all right.

He's eight. He's

small for his age.

Come here, boy.

Come here.

He doesn't look eight.

He is eight.

He's just small for his age.

She's lying!

Oh, please, don't hurt him.

Oh, please, please.

It's a fake.

You can't fake this, lady.

You see? I told you.

He's eight.

He's just small for his age.

Come on, son.

For survival of the fittest,

Man must be fit to pass,

And for the amusement

of your young ones,

Cartoons will be shown

at 5 p.m.

For those junior citizens

On the 8 p.m.

to 8 a.m. rotation,

These cartoons can be seen

Before they tune in to their

video study counselors.

For the more athletic among you,

The minister for sport

And the council for

citizens' entertainment...

you may remove

your atmospheric shield

As the museum

has made every effort...

only a few ahead of us, mummy.

We're getting there.

How long did you have to wait?

Four years...

four years for just one hour.

Welcome to state museum

number 43.

Hey, there's

a line here, mister.

Stay in line.

Stay in line, please.

Allow the museum

personnel to pass through.

Next couple.

Time for us now.

Come on.

Although we know you will find

all of the exhibits fascinating,

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Max Ehrlich

Max Michaelis Ehrlich (7 December 1892, Berlin – 1 October 1944, Auschwitz concentration camp) was a German actor, screenwriter, and director on the German theater, comedy and cabaret scene of the 1930s. Ehrlich began his career in the 1920s at various theatres, including leading roles in Max Reinhardt productions and revues. He appeared in 42 films, ten of which he directed, and on eight records. He wrote several books, including From Adelbert to Zilzer, his best-selling humorous collection of stories and anecdotes about sixty-two of his best known show business friends and colleagues. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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