The Monitors (1969)

Genres - Comedy, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Satire  |   Release Date - Oct 8, 1969 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Featuring members of Chicago's distinguished Second City comedy troupe, this way-out sci-fi comedy tells the tale of a failed alien invasion. The basically friendly Monitors have come to Earth to take over and force humans to clean up their acts by forbidding them to engage in politics, violence and sex. Naturally humanity is not willing to give up its favorite pastimes, and earth's inhabitants stage a world-wide rebellion. Monitors was an attempt by the film equipment maker Bell and Howell to establish Chicago as a new center for filmmaking. Unfortunately, the film bombed and their attempt failed. Larry Storch plays a military madman, Keenan Wynn plays a stuffy general, and Ed Begley is the President of the United States.

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alien [not human], bizarre, city, control, culture [social culture], earth, earthlings, invasion, mankind, nasty, nation, peace, politician, rebel, rescue, ruler, sex, violence, fiction, filmmaker, scientist