THX 1138 is a 1971 American social science fiction film directed by George Lucas in his feature film directorial debut. It is set in a dystopian future in which the populace is controlled through android police and mandatory use of drugs that suppress emotions. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola and written by Lucas and Walter Murch, it stars Robert Duvall and Donald Pleasence.
In the future, sexual intercourse and reproduction are prohibited, whereas use of mind-altering drugs is mandatory to enforce compliance among the citizens and to ensure their ability to conduct dangerous and demanding tasks. Emotions and the concept of family are taboo. Workers are clad in identical white uniforms and have shaven heads to emphasize uniformity, likewise with police androids who wear black and monks who are robed. Instead of names, people have designations with three arbitrary letters (referred to as the "prefix") and four digits, shown on an identity badge worn at all times.
|author||George Lucas Walter Murch|
|genre||action science fiction social|
|keywords||android arrest begin confession confession booth engage fetus holobroadcasts hologram holography jesus christ lose mind-altering drugs police officer psychoactive drug reproduction sexual desire sexual intercourse taboo trap|
|theme||dystopian science fiction action security and surveillance short social science fiction|