Logan's Run

Synopsis: This television series portrays a futuristic society where citizens are only allowed to live until age 30. Logan is a Sandman (police assassin) who is 26 years old; he decides to try to escape to freedom and a mythical place called 'Sanctuary.' He is pursued by his former friend, another Sandman, who attempts to terminate him.
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
60 min

Wake up.

Logan, you are here.

I couldn't believe it when they told me.

What are you doing?

Logan 6.

It's not every day

they authorize a new Sandman.

I'll tell you, Francis, that's him.

Maybe, maybe not.

What does it matter?

He isn't yours anymore.

All right, you want me to wake him?


Now you've done it.

Scanners report intrusion. Identify.

Logan 5, Francis 7,

authorized duty quadrant.

Intrusion accidental.

Clear, Logan 5. Clear, Francis 7.

All right, Francis, I'm with you.

Only the crazies

hang around nursery.

There'll be a couple of new

Sandmen tomorrow.

How do you know?

Some of our guys

are on Carrousel tonight.

And Sandmen always renew.

I know.

But you don't know. You just assume.

One for one. What everyone's

been taught. One for one.

Why not? That's how

everything works.

Keeps everything in balance.

One is terminated, one is born.

Simple, logical, perfect.

- You have a better system?

- Of course not.

At least I wonder about it sometimes.

Not like you with your automatic routine.

You sound like a sleep

teacher with a stuck tape.

Leave it alone, it's perfect.

You know, Logan, you wonder a lot.

Too much for a Sandman.

Why were you so angry just then?

What did he do to you?

That red's going to run.

I can always tell.

Did you ever see Francis 8?

I never even visited nursery

before tonight.

You know, when you question,

it slows you down.

I don't know.

What makes you so curious?

You know who his seed-mother was?

Of course not! I'm curious, not sick.


Look at the crowd.

Good Carrousel tonight.

Last Day, Capricorn 15s.

Year of the city, 2274.

Carrousel begins.

Last Day, Capricorn 15s.

Year of the city, 2274.

Carrousel begins.

Would you mind?

Thanks a lot.

A few over there

could have been his seed-mother.

Only a few?

You're just not trying.

Capricorn 15s...

...born 2244...

...enter the Carrousel.

This is the time of renewal.

Be strong...

...and you will be renewed.



Renew! Renew!

Come on!


Renew! Renew!






Run, runner!

Did you hear him? Run!

- Hold it!

- Runner!

Runner terminated, 0.31.

Ready for cleanup.

Request identity check.


He was good, wasn't he?

Showed he had some life in him

in the end.

That was a great shot you made.

You kept missing him.

I had to do something.

It's crazy.

He could have renewed on Carrousel.

Now he's finished forever.

Why do they run?



Please, no.



Come on.

What's wrong?

You prefer women?


Nothing, I felt sad.

I put myself on the circuit.

It was a mistake.


Why do you feel sad?

A friend of mine went on Carrousel.

Now he's gone.

Yes, well...

...I'm sure he was renewed.

He was killed.

Like the others.

Killed? Why do you use that word?

Isn't that what you do? Kill?

I've never killed anyone in my life.

Sandmen terminate runners.

What's your name?


That's sad enough.

You're beautiful.

Let's have sex.

Then why are you wasting my time?

Why'd you put yourself

on the circuit?

I thought I had to do something.

I told you it was a mistake...

...and I've changed my mind.

Because I'm a Sandman?

Am I your first?


And I'm curious.

About what?

How a Sandman lives.

It's a little different from

most people...

...but I assure you we have the same

feelings as everybody else.

If you're feeling curious it's...

Not about that.

What, then?

Why is it wrong to run?

You shouldn't think such things...

...let alone talk about them.

Look, you know what to do.

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David Zelag Goodman

David Zelag Goodman was a playwright and screenwriter for both TV and film. His most prolific period was from the 1960s to the early 1980s. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Lovers and Other Strangers, though he did not win. more…

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