Movie about a civilization with limited life span and an integrated light indicator in their hands showing when they were about to die

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I recall when I was young (about 30+ years ago) I saw on TV a movie about a civilization (possibly humans in the future) with limited life span (they died young) and if I recall correctly, an integrated red light indicator in their hands showing when they were about to die. When the light indicator turned on or turned off (I dont recall exactly) it meant they were about to die soon.

Does anyone have an idea which movie it could be?

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    7 years ago – imdb.com/title/tt1637688 – sounds similar. “immortal” and no natural death… but timer on arm that counts down. work to earn more time.
    – WernerCD
    Nov 30 at 2:40

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    Just reading the title I was sure you were askign about In TIme
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    Nov 30 at 15:12

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    Possible duplicate of looking for title of young adult book of city under glass dome and all wore identification tracking bracelets
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    Dec 1 at 3:09

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I recall when I was young (about 30+ years ago) I saw on TV a movie about a civilization (possibly humans in the future) with limited life span (they died young) and if I recall correctly, an integrated red light indicator in their hands showing when they were about to die. When the light indicator turned on or turned off (I dont recall exactly) it meant they were about to die soon.

Does anyone have an idea which movie it could be?

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  • 12

    Renew!! RENEW!!
    – Valorum
    Nov 29 at 21:05

  • 6

    Run, Runner…!
    – Valorum
    Nov 29 at 21:05

  • 1

    7 years ago – imdb.com/title/tt1637688 – sounds similar. “immortal” and no natural death… but timer on arm that counts down. work to earn more time.
    – WernerCD
    Nov 30 at 2:40

  • 4

    Just reading the title I was sure you were askign about In TIme
    – Иво Недев
    Nov 30 at 15:12

  • 1

    Possible duplicate of looking for title of young adult book of city under glass dome and all wore identification tracking bracelets
    – davidbak
    Dec 1 at 3:09

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I recall when I was young (about 30+ years ago) I saw on TV a movie about a civilization (possibly humans in the future) with limited life span (they died young) and if I recall correctly, an integrated red light indicator in their hands showing when they were about to die. When the light indicator turned on or turned off (I dont recall exactly) it meant they were about to die soon.

Does anyone have an idea which movie it could be?

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I recall when I was young (about 30+ years ago) I saw on TV a movie about a civilization (possibly humans in the future) with limited life span (they died young) and if I recall correctly, an integrated red light indicator in their hands showing when they were about to die. When the light indicator turned on or turned off (I dont recall exactly) it meant they were about to die soon.

Does anyone have an idea which movie it could be?

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    Renew!! RENEW!!
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    Nov 29 at 21:05

  • 6

    Run, Runner…!
    – Valorum
    Nov 29 at 21:05

  • 1

    7 years ago – imdb.com/title/tt1637688 – sounds similar. “immortal” and no natural death… but timer on arm that counts down. work to earn more time.
    – WernerCD
    Nov 30 at 2:40

  • 4

    Just reading the title I was sure you were askign about In TIme
    – Иво Недев
    Nov 30 at 15:12

  • 1

    Possible duplicate of looking for title of young adult book of city under glass dome and all wore identification tracking bracelets
    – davidbak
    Dec 1 at 3:09

  • 12

    Renew!! RENEW!!
    – Valorum
    Nov 29 at 21:05

  • 6

    Run, Runner…!
    – Valorum
    Nov 29 at 21:05

  • 1

    7 years ago – imdb.com/title/tt1637688 – sounds similar. “immortal” and no natural death… but timer on arm that counts down. work to earn more time.
    – WernerCD
    Nov 30 at 2:40

  • 4

    Just reading the title I was sure you were askign about In TIme
    – Иво Недев
    Nov 30 at 15:12

  • 1

    Possible duplicate of looking for title of young adult book of city under glass dome and all wore identification tracking bracelets
    – davidbak
    Dec 1 at 3:09

12

12

Renew!! RENEW!!
– Valorum
Nov 29 at 21:05

Renew!! RENEW!!
– Valorum
Nov 29 at 21:05

6

6

Run, Runner…!
– Valorum
Nov 29 at 21:05

Run, Runner…!
– Valorum
Nov 29 at 21:05

1

1

7 years ago – imdb.com/title/tt1637688 – sounds similar. “immortal” and no natural death… but timer on arm that counts down. work to earn more time.
– WernerCD
Nov 30 at 2:40

7 years ago – imdb.com/title/tt1637688 – sounds similar. “immortal” and no natural death… but timer on arm that counts down. work to earn more time.
– WernerCD
Nov 30 at 2:40

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4

Just reading the title I was sure you were askign about In TIme
– Иво Недев
Nov 30 at 15:12

Just reading the title I was sure you were askign about In TIme
– Иво Недев
Nov 30 at 15:12

1

1

Possible duplicate of looking for title of young adult book of city under glass dome and all wore identification tracking bracelets
– davidbak
Dec 1 at 3:09

Possible duplicate of looking for title of young adult book of city under glass dome and all wore identification tracking bracelets
– davidbak
Dec 1 at 3:09

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You’re describing Logan’s Run.

In the year 2274, the remnants of human civilization live in a sealed
city contained beneath a cluster of geodesic domes, a utopia run by a
computer that takes care of all aspects of their life, including
reproduction. The citizens live a hedonistic life but in order to
maintain the population levels everyone must undergo the rite of
“Carrousel” when they reach the age of 30. There, they are vaporized
and ostensibly “renewed”. To track this, each person is implanted at
birth with a “life-clock” crystal in the palm of their hand that
changes color as they get older and begins blinking as they approach
their “Last Day”. Most residents accept this promise of rebirth, but
those who do not and attempt to flee the city are known as “Runners”.
An elite team of policemen known as “Sandmen”, outfitted in
predominantly black uniforms and serving in an agency of the city
called “Deep Sleep”, are assigned to pursue and terminate Runners as
they try to escape.

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    The 2011 film In Time (imdb.com/title/tt1637688/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_24) takes the life-clock idea but adds the ability for people to “earn” more time.
    – Matt Holland
    Nov 29 at 23:08

  • Is “Carrousel” Wikipedia’s typo or is that the in-universe spelling?
    – user14111
    Nov 30 at 6:24

  • 1

    @user14111 – The script say “Carousel”
    – Valorum
    Nov 30 at 7:19

  • 3

    @user14111 – Mildly interesting story actually. There’s a typo on the opening text of the film (or at least, the word is spelled the non-Standard French way) and there’s been a running edit war on Wikipedia over it; youtube.com/watch?v=IQpIAx2Gzik
    – Valorum
    Nov 30 at 7:40

  • 1

    “Carrousel” is an acceptable variant of “carousel” (well, according to at least one American Heritage edition, which is probably just fuel to the fire). The former is basically the French spelling, so one presumes that it was borrowed from that form at some point before being simplified. But this would be a question for another SE.
    – jdv
    Nov 30 at 17:47

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This is the 1976 film or 1977 TV series Logan’s Run. The post-apocalyptic inhabitants of a domed city have crystal life clocks embedded in their palms. When they reach 30 years old (21 in the novel), the clock starts blinking and the must participate in a ritual called ‘Carousel’ to continue living. In actuality, nobody survives it.

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  • 1

    I just said that 🙂
    – Valorum
    Nov 29 at 21:06

  • This does mention the TV series as well. Admittedly, if the OP actually saw it 30 years ago, the movie is the much more likely candidate.
    – RDFozz
    Nov 29 at 21:42

  • “ritual called ‘Carousel’ to continue living” – I don’t recall anyone believing that Carousel was anything other than a death sentence but I could be wrong
    – NKCampbell
    Nov 29 at 22:03

  • 8

    Going from memory, but I believe there’s a nominal possibility of “renewal” (surviving the Carousel), but as the film progresses Logan realizes that this is a myth.
    – Jack Brounstein
    Nov 29 at 22:15

  • 1

    @NKCampbell belief was well implied. There was a novel as well you know. I would have thought this was mandatory viewing after the Family Guy reference. Amazing how this predicted Tinder so well too. It did borrow a bit from POTA and Soylent Green here and there too, the Univac style computer and the Brave New World style breeding made it almost generic. Population control and the eventual decay of the city were almost mandatory plotlines.
    – mckenzm
    Nov 30 at 2:09

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You’re describing Logan’s Run.

In the year 2274, the remnants of human civilization live in a sealed
city contained beneath a cluster of geodesic domes, a utopia run by a
computer that takes care of all aspects of their life, including
reproduction. The citizens live a hedonistic life but in order to
maintain the population levels everyone must undergo the rite of
“Carrousel” when they reach the age of 30. There, they are vaporized
and ostensibly “renewed”. To track this, each person is implanted at
birth with a “life-clock” crystal in the palm of their hand that
changes color as they get older and begins blinking as they approach
their “Last Day”. Most residents accept this promise of rebirth, but
those who do not and attempt to flee the city are known as “Runners”.
An elite team of policemen known as “Sandmen”, outfitted in
predominantly black uniforms and serving in an agency of the city
called “Deep Sleep”, are assigned to pursue and terminate Runners as
they try to escape.

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  • 15

    The 2011 film In Time (imdb.com/title/tt1637688/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_24) takes the life-clock idea but adds the ability for people to “earn” more time.
    – Matt Holland
    Nov 29 at 23:08

  • Is “Carrousel” Wikipedia’s typo or is that the in-universe spelling?
    – user14111
    Nov 30 at 6:24

  • 1

    @user14111 – The script say “Carousel”
    – Valorum
    Nov 30 at 7:19

  • 3

    @user14111 – Mildly interesting story actually. There’s a typo on the opening text of the film (or at least, the word is spelled the non-Standard French way) and there’s been a running edit war on Wikipedia over it; youtube.com/watch?v=IQpIAx2Gzik
    – Valorum
    Nov 30 at 7:40

  • 1

    “Carrousel” is an acceptable variant of “carousel” (well, according to at least one American Heritage edition, which is probably just fuel to the fire). The former is basically the French spelling, so one presumes that it was borrowed from that form at some point before being simplified. But this would be a question for another SE.
    – jdv
    Nov 30 at 17:47

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You’re describing Logan’s Run.

In the year 2274, the remnants of human civilization live in a sealed
city contained beneath a cluster of geodesic domes, a utopia run by a
computer that takes care of all aspects of their life, including
reproduction. The citizens live a hedonistic life but in order to
maintain the population levels everyone must undergo the rite of
“Carrousel” when they reach the age of 30. There, they are vaporized
and ostensibly “renewed”. To track this, each person is implanted at
birth with a “life-clock” crystal in the palm of their hand that
changes color as they get older and begins blinking as they approach
their “Last Day”. Most residents accept this promise of rebirth, but
those who do not and attempt to flee the city are known as “Runners”.
An elite team of policemen known as “Sandmen”, outfitted in
predominantly black uniforms and serving in an agency of the city
called “Deep Sleep”, are assigned to pursue and terminate Runners as
they try to escape.

share|improve this answer

  • 15

    The 2011 film In Time (imdb.com/title/tt1637688/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_24) takes the life-clock idea but adds the ability for people to “earn” more time.
    – Matt Holland
    Nov 29 at 23:08

  • Is “Carrousel” Wikipedia’s typo or is that the in-universe spelling?
    – user14111
    Nov 30 at 6:24

  • 1

    @user14111 – The script say “Carousel”
    – Valorum
    Nov 30 at 7:19

  • 3

    @user14111 – Mildly interesting story actually. There’s a typo on the opening text of the film (or at least, the word is spelled the non-Standard French way) and there’s been a running edit war on Wikipedia over it; youtube.com/watch?v=IQpIAx2Gzik
    – Valorum
    Nov 30 at 7:40

  • 1

    “Carrousel” is an acceptable variant of “carousel” (well, according to at least one American Heritage edition, which is probably just fuel to the fire). The former is basically the French spelling, so one presumes that it was borrowed from that form at some point before being simplified. But this would be a question for another SE.
    – jdv
    Nov 30 at 17:47

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up vote
70
down vote

accepted

You’re describing Logan’s Run.

In the year 2274, the remnants of human civilization live in a sealed
city contained beneath a cluster of geodesic domes, a utopia run by a
computer that takes care of all aspects of their life, including
reproduction. The citizens live a hedonistic life but in order to
maintain the population levels everyone must undergo the rite of
“Carrousel” when they reach the age of 30. There, they are vaporized
and ostensibly “renewed”. To track this, each person is implanted at
birth with a “life-clock” crystal in the palm of their hand that
changes color as they get older and begins blinking as they approach
their “Last Day”. Most residents accept this promise of rebirth, but
those who do not and attempt to flee the city are known as “Runners”.
An elite team of policemen known as “Sandmen”, outfitted in
predominantly black uniforms and serving in an agency of the city
called “Deep Sleep”, are assigned to pursue and terminate Runners as
they try to escape.

share|improve this answer

You’re describing Logan’s Run.

In the year 2274, the remnants of human civilization live in a sealed
city contained beneath a cluster of geodesic domes, a utopia run by a
computer that takes care of all aspects of their life, including
reproduction. The citizens live a hedonistic life but in order to
maintain the population levels everyone must undergo the rite of
“Carrousel” when they reach the age of 30. There, they are vaporized
and ostensibly “renewed”. To track this, each person is implanted at
birth with a “life-clock” crystal in the palm of their hand that
changes color as they get older and begins blinking as they approach
their “Last Day”. Most residents accept this promise of rebirth, but
those who do not and attempt to flee the city are known as “Runners”.
An elite team of policemen known as “Sandmen”, outfitted in
predominantly black uniforms and serving in an agency of the city
called “Deep Sleep”, are assigned to pursue and terminate Runners as
they try to escape.

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  • 15

    The 2011 film In Time (imdb.com/title/tt1637688/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_24) takes the life-clock idea but adds the ability for people to “earn” more time.
    – Matt Holland
    Nov 29 at 23:08

  • Is “Carrousel” Wikipedia’s typo or is that the in-universe spelling?
    – user14111
    Nov 30 at 6:24

  • 1

    @user14111 – The script say “Carousel”
    – Valorum
    Nov 30 at 7:19

  • 3

    @user14111 – Mildly interesting story actually. There’s a typo on the opening text of the film (or at least, the word is spelled the non-Standard French way) and there’s been a running edit war on Wikipedia over it; youtube.com/watch?v=IQpIAx2Gzik
    – Valorum
    Nov 30 at 7:40

  • 1

    “Carrousel” is an acceptable variant of “carousel” (well, according to at least one American Heritage edition, which is probably just fuel to the fire). The former is basically the French spelling, so one presumes that it was borrowed from that form at some point before being simplified. But this would be a question for another SE.
    – jdv
    Nov 30 at 17:47

  • 15

    The 2011 film In Time (imdb.com/title/tt1637688/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_24) takes the life-clock idea but adds the ability for people to “earn” more time.
    – Matt Holland
    Nov 29 at 23:08

  • Is “Carrousel” Wikipedia’s typo or is that the in-universe spelling?
    – user14111
    Nov 30 at 6:24

  • 1

    @user14111 – The script say “Carousel”
    – Valorum
    Nov 30 at 7:19

  • 3

    @user14111 – Mildly interesting story actually. There’s a typo on the opening text of the film (or at least, the word is spelled the non-Standard French way) and there’s been a running edit war on Wikipedia over it; youtube.com/watch?v=IQpIAx2Gzik
    – Valorum
    Nov 30 at 7:40

  • 1

    “Carrousel” is an acceptable variant of “carousel” (well, according to at least one American Heritage edition, which is probably just fuel to the fire). The former is basically the French spelling, so one presumes that it was borrowed from that form at some point before being simplified. But this would be a question for another SE.
    – jdv
    Nov 30 at 17:47

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The 2011 film In Time (imdb.com/title/tt1637688/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_24) takes the life-clock idea but adds the ability for people to “earn” more time.
– Matt Holland
Nov 29 at 23:08

The 2011 film In Time (imdb.com/title/tt1637688/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_24) takes the life-clock idea but adds the ability for people to “earn” more time.
– Matt Holland
Nov 29 at 23:08

Is “Carrousel” Wikipedia’s typo or is that the in-universe spelling?
– user14111
Nov 30 at 6:24

Is “Carrousel” Wikipedia’s typo or is that the in-universe spelling?
– user14111
Nov 30 at 6:24

1

1

@user14111 – The script say “Carousel”
– Valorum
Nov 30 at 7:19

@user14111 – The script say “Carousel”
– Valorum
Nov 30 at 7:19

3

3

@user14111 – Mildly interesting story actually. There’s a typo on the opening text of the film (or at least, the word is spelled the non-Standard French way) and there’s been a running edit war on Wikipedia over it; youtube.com/watch?v=IQpIAx2Gzik
– Valorum
Nov 30 at 7:40

@user14111 – Mildly interesting story actually. There’s a typo on the opening text of the film (or at least, the word is spelled the non-Standard French way) and there’s been a running edit war on Wikipedia over it; youtube.com/watch?v=IQpIAx2Gzik
– Valorum
Nov 30 at 7:40

1

1

“Carrousel” is an acceptable variant of “carousel” (well, according to at least one American Heritage edition, which is probably just fuel to the fire). The former is basically the French spelling, so one presumes that it was borrowed from that form at some point before being simplified. But this would be a question for another SE.
– jdv
Nov 30 at 17:47

“Carrousel” is an acceptable variant of “carousel” (well, according to at least one American Heritage edition, which is probably just fuel to the fire). The former is basically the French spelling, so one presumes that it was borrowed from that form at some point before being simplified. But this would be a question for another SE.
– jdv
Nov 30 at 17:47

up vote
12
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This is the 1976 film or 1977 TV series Logan’s Run. The post-apocalyptic inhabitants of a domed city have crystal life clocks embedded in their palms. When they reach 30 years old (21 in the novel), the clock starts blinking and the must participate in a ritual called ‘Carousel’ to continue living. In actuality, nobody survives it.

share|improve this answer

  • 1

    I just said that 🙂
    – Valorum
    Nov 29 at 21:06

  • This does mention the TV series as well. Admittedly, if the OP actually saw it 30 years ago, the movie is the much more likely candidate.
    – RDFozz
    Nov 29 at 21:42

  • “ritual called ‘Carousel’ to continue living” – I don’t recall anyone believing that Carousel was anything other than a death sentence but I could be wrong
    – NKCampbell
    Nov 29 at 22:03

  • 8

    Going from memory, but I believe there’s a nominal possibility of “renewal” (surviving the Carousel), but as the film progresses Logan realizes that this is a myth.
    – Jack Brounstein
    Nov 29 at 22:15

  • 1

    @NKCampbell belief was well implied. There was a novel as well you know. I would have thought this was mandatory viewing after the Family Guy reference. Amazing how this predicted Tinder so well too. It did borrow a bit from POTA and Soylent Green here and there too, the Univac style computer and the Brave New World style breeding made it almost generic. Population control and the eventual decay of the city were almost mandatory plotlines.
    – mckenzm
    Nov 30 at 2:09

up vote
12
down vote

This is the 1976 film or 1977 TV series Logan’s Run. The post-apocalyptic inhabitants of a domed city have crystal life clocks embedded in their palms. When they reach 30 years old (21 in the novel), the clock starts blinking and the must participate in a ritual called ‘Carousel’ to continue living. In actuality, nobody survives it.

share|improve this answer

  • 1

    I just said that 🙂
    – Valorum
    Nov 29 at 21:06

  • This does mention the TV series as well. Admittedly, if the OP actually saw it 30 years ago, the movie is the much more likely candidate.
    – RDFozz
    Nov 29 at 21:42

  • “ritual called ‘Carousel’ to continue living” – I don’t recall anyone believing that Carousel was anything other than a death sentence but I could be wrong
    – NKCampbell
    Nov 29 at 22:03

  • 8

    Going from memory, but I believe there’s a nominal possibility of “renewal” (surviving the Carousel), but as the film progresses Logan realizes that this is a myth.
    – Jack Brounstein
    Nov 29 at 22:15

  • 1

    @NKCampbell belief was well implied. There was a novel as well you know. I would have thought this was mandatory viewing after the Family Guy reference. Amazing how this predicted Tinder so well too. It did borrow a bit from POTA and Soylent Green here and there too, the Univac style computer and the Brave New World style breeding made it almost generic. Population control and the eventual decay of the city were almost mandatory plotlines.
    – mckenzm
    Nov 30 at 2:09

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up vote
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This is the 1976 film or 1977 TV series Logan’s Run. The post-apocalyptic inhabitants of a domed city have crystal life clocks embedded in their palms. When they reach 30 years old (21 in the novel), the clock starts blinking and the must participate in a ritual called ‘Carousel’ to continue living. In actuality, nobody survives it.

share|improve this answer

This is the 1976 film or 1977 TV series Logan’s Run. The post-apocalyptic inhabitants of a domed city have crystal life clocks embedded in their palms. When they reach 30 years old (21 in the novel), the clock starts blinking and the must participate in a ritual called ‘Carousel’ to continue living. In actuality, nobody survives it.

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answered Nov 29 at 21:05

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  • 1

    I just said that 🙂
    – Valorum
    Nov 29 at 21:06

  • This does mention the TV series as well. Admittedly, if the OP actually saw it 30 years ago, the movie is the much more likely candidate.
    – RDFozz
    Nov 29 at 21:42

  • “ritual called ‘Carousel’ to continue living” – I don’t recall anyone believing that Carousel was anything other than a death sentence but I could be wrong
    – NKCampbell
    Nov 29 at 22:03

  • 8

    Going from memory, but I believe there’s a nominal possibility of “renewal” (surviving the Carousel), but as the film progresses Logan realizes that this is a myth.
    – Jack Brounstein
    Nov 29 at 22:15

  • 1

    @NKCampbell belief was well implied. There was a novel as well you know. I would have thought this was mandatory viewing after the Family Guy reference. Amazing how this predicted Tinder so well too. It did borrow a bit from POTA and Soylent Green here and there too, the Univac style computer and the Brave New World style breeding made it almost generic. Population control and the eventual decay of the city were almost mandatory plotlines.
    – mckenzm
    Nov 30 at 2:09

  • 1

    I just said that 🙂
    – Valorum
    Nov 29 at 21:06

  • This does mention the TV series as well. Admittedly, if the OP actually saw it 30 years ago, the movie is the much more likely candidate.
    – RDFozz
    Nov 29 at 21:42

  • “ritual called ‘Carousel’ to continue living” – I don’t recall anyone believing that Carousel was anything other than a death sentence but I could be wrong
    – NKCampbell
    Nov 29 at 22:03

  • 8

    Going from memory, but I believe there’s a nominal possibility of “renewal” (surviving the Carousel), but as the film progresses Logan realizes that this is a myth.
    – Jack Brounstein
    Nov 29 at 22:15

  • 1

    @NKCampbell belief was well implied. There was a novel as well you know. I would have thought this was mandatory viewing after the Family Guy reference. Amazing how this predicted Tinder so well too. It did borrow a bit from POTA and Soylent Green here and there too, the Univac style computer and the Brave New World style breeding made it almost generic. Population control and the eventual decay of the city were almost mandatory plotlines.
    – mckenzm
    Nov 30 at 2:09

1

1

I just said that 🙂
– Valorum
Nov 29 at 21:06

I just said that 🙂
– Valorum
Nov 29 at 21:06

This does mention the TV series as well. Admittedly, if the OP actually saw it 30 years ago, the movie is the much more likely candidate.
– RDFozz
Nov 29 at 21:42

This does mention the TV series as well. Admittedly, if the OP actually saw it 30 years ago, the movie is the much more likely candidate.
– RDFozz
Nov 29 at 21:42

“ritual called ‘Carousel’ to continue living” – I don’t recall anyone believing that Carousel was anything other than a death sentence but I could be wrong
– NKCampbell
Nov 29 at 22:03

“ritual called ‘Carousel’ to continue living” – I don’t recall anyone believing that Carousel was anything other than a death sentence but I could be wrong
– NKCampbell
Nov 29 at 22:03

8

8

Going from memory, but I believe there’s a nominal possibility of “renewal” (surviving the Carousel), but as the film progresses Logan realizes that this is a myth.
– Jack Brounstein
Nov 29 at 22:15

Going from memory, but I believe there’s a nominal possibility of “renewal” (surviving the Carousel), but as the film progresses Logan realizes that this is a myth.
– Jack Brounstein
Nov 29 at 22:15

1

1

@NKCampbell belief was well implied. There was a novel as well you know. I would have thought this was mandatory viewing after the Family Guy reference. Amazing how this predicted Tinder so well too. It did borrow a bit from POTA and Soylent Green here and there too, the Univac style computer and the Brave New World style breeding made it almost generic. Population control and the eventual decay of the city were almost mandatory plotlines.
– mckenzm
Nov 30 at 2:09

@NKCampbell belief was well implied. There was a novel as well you know. I would have thought this was mandatory viewing after the Family Guy reference. Amazing how this predicted Tinder so well too. It did borrow a bit from POTA and Soylent Green here and there too, the Univac style computer and the Brave New World style breeding made it almost generic. Population control and the eventual decay of the city were almost mandatory plotlines.
– mckenzm
Nov 30 at 2:09

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