Rare Original Australian Daybill Poster Logan's Run
Poster art by Charles Moll.Logan's Run is a 1976 American science fiction film, directed by Michael Anderson and starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett, and Peter Ustinov. The screenplay by David Zelag Goodman is based on the book Logan's Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. It depicts a utopian future society on the surface, revealed as a dystopia where the population and the consumption of resources are maintained in equilibrium by killing everyone who reaches the age of thirty. The story follows the actions of Logan 5, a "Sandman", who has terminated others who have attempted to escape death and is now faced with termination himself. Produced by MGM, the film uses only the novel's two basic premises: that everyone must die at a set age, and that Logan and companion Jessica, attempt to escape while being chased by another Sandman named Francis. The film won a Special Academy Award for its visual effects and six Saturn Awards, including Best Science Fiction Film. In its first five days in theatres in 1976, Logan's Run grossed $2.5 million, a substantial sum. The film finished its run with a gross of $25 million in North America, and a solid performance in other territories. The film is credited with helping MGM recover from debt and was a hit with young audiences in particular.