R | | Drama, Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.
Charles McKeown, who shared writing credit on this movie, wrote most of the propaganda slogans that can be seen in the background throughout the film. He also played Harvey Lime.
Central Services: We do the work, you do the pleasure.
TV commercial pitchman: Hi, there. I want to talk to you about ducts.
When Sam Lowry is overwhelmed by the incoming cylinders coming through the pneumatic tubes, he connects the "incoming" pipe to the "outgoing" pipe with a short U-shaped hose. The bend in the hose is far too sharp a turn for any of the cylinders to make it to the "outgoing" pipe.
The closing shot of Lowry incarcerated humming to himself provides the backdrop for the end credits.
$30,099 (USA) (22 December 1985)
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