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In 1973, health-food store owner Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) enters the hospital for a routine gall bladder operation. When he expires on the operating table, Miles' sister requests permission to cryogenically freeze her brother's body. After 200 years, Miles is unwrapped by a group of scientists and awakens to a "brave new world" of deadening conformity, ruled with an iron fist by a never-seen leader. Miles is forced to flee for his life when the scientists -- actually a group of revolutionary activists -- are overpowered by the leader's police. He eludes the cops by pretending to be an android, and in this guise is sent to work at the home of Luna (Diane Keaton), a composer of greeting cards who thinks that the world of the future is perfect as it stands. There's more, but why spoil your fun? Sleeper is the most visual of Woody Allen's earlier films, and demonstrated a more pronounced rapport between Allen and his off- and onscreen leading lady Diane Keaton than had previously existed. The Dixieland score is performed by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:April 1, 1973


Woody Allen
as Miles Monroe
Diane Keaton
as Luna Schlosser
John Beck
as Erno Windt
Mary Gregory
as Dr. Melik
Don Keefer
as Dr. Tryon
Brian Avery
as Herald Cohen
Douglas Rain
as Evil Computer
Whitney Rydbeck
as Janus
John McLiam
as Dr. Agon
Stanley Ralph Ross
as Sears Wiggles
Lou Picetti
as M. C
Marya Small
as Dr. Nero
Peter Hobbs
as Dr. Dean
Bartlett Robinson
as Dr. Orva
Jessica Rains
as Woman in Mirror


Woody Allen
Charles H. Joffe
Jack Grossberg
Woody Allen
Marshall Brickman
Woody Allen
Composer (Music Score)
Felix Giglio
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ron Kalish
Ralph Rosenblum
Dale Hennesy
Production Designer
Dianne I. Wager
Art Director
Marshall Brickman
Associate Producer
Ralph Rosenblum
Associate Producer
Dianne I. Wager
Set Designer
Joel Schumacher
Costume Designer
Jack Solomon
Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Endler
Special Effects
Fred T. Gallo
First Assistant Director
Lynn Stalmaster
Del Acevedo