Sleeper is a 1973 American futuristic science fiction comedy film, directed by Woody Allen and written by Allen and Marshall Brickman. The plot involves the adventures of the owner of a health food store who is cryogenically frozen in 1973 and defrosted 200 years later in an ineptly led police state. The film contains many elements that parody notable works of science fiction and was made as a tribute to comedians Groucho Marx and Bob Hope.
Miles Monroe (Woody Allen), a jazz musician and owner of the "Happy Carrot" health-food store in 1973, is subjected to cryopreservation without his consent, and not revived for 200 years. Two scientists (played by Bartlett Robinson and Mary Gregory) wake him. They are members of an underground rebellion. The U.S. in 2173 is an indulgent, automated police state, ostensibly ruled by a dictator known only as "The Leader", about to implement a secret plan known as the "Aries Project". The rebels hope to use Miles as a spy to infiltrate the Aries Project, because he is the only member of this society without a known biometric identity.
|author||H. G. Wells Marshall Brickman Woody Allen|
|genre||adventure comedy drama science fiction|
|keywords||assassinate assassination biometric biometrics butler capture clone cryopreservation dictator free love human nose jazz musician kill kiss nose on the run police state project a rebel leader road roller robot search secret plan the national true identity|