Logan's Run

Stupidity: Why is it that runners wait until their 30th birthday to run, when they'll most likely get caught? It would make more sense if runners tried to escape to sanctuary weeks or months before their last day. This way, they could meticulously plan their escape without drawing attention to themselves.

Mike Lynch
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Suggested correction: That wouldn't be particularly advantageous for runners. The computer system monitoring the city knows when someone is running regardless of their age and will dispatch the Sandmen to eliminate them. People who choose to run only do it as a last ditch effort, believing they will die on Carousel anyway so running is a risk some are willing to take. In the meantime it would be preferable to live out their guaranteed lifespan and enjoy the pleasures afforded to them by living within the city.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Logan and Jenny Agutter meet the shiny robot in his ice lair, you can see the reflection of the film crew many times on the shiny body of the robot. (01:07:00)

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Logan: Run, runner.

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Trivia: Michael York (Logan 5), Richard Jordan (Francis 7) and Michael Anderson Jr.(Doc), were all over 30 years old when they made the film (the premise of which is that no-one is allowed to live past the age of 30).

Dr Wilson
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Question: Why were the enforcers called sandmen?

Answer: In popular American lore, the Sandman is responsible for putting sand over your eyes to make you go to sleep. In this context the "sleep" is a euphemism for death, and the enforcers are responsible for making sure that everyone dies on time.

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