Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Clones (1973)

Directors: Lamar Card & Paul Hunt

Starring: Michael Greene, Gregory Sierra, Otis Young, Susan Hunt, Stanley Adams, Alex Nicol

More info: IMDb

Tagline: They sabotaged his nuclear lab. They took his wife...They tried to kill him...Then they cloned him.

Plot: A scientist discovers a plot to clone himself and other scientists so the government can control the weather.

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again? Nope.

#44 on 42nd Street Forever Vol. 2: The Deuce (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

Surely someone could have come up with a better story than this for an idea and title worthy of it. Apparently not. Really? The government wants to make 52 clones each of 4 different scientists to operate 52 stations around the globe to control the weather so they can control the nations of the world? The only thing they really did that was cool was having our hero, the original Dr. Appleby (Greene), come to the realization he as been cloned and then tries to hunt them down to destroy them and the project. It wasn't all that effective but it was the best part of the picture. Everything else was uneventful. Poor writing, lackluster action, bad music and songs and just plain dull overall. I loves me some 70s sci-fi and I suppose for the budget, this one could be worse. There was so much potential if only it had been thought out more and more care given to it.

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