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The Last Generation

Last Generation, The (1971) Movie Poster
USA  •    •    •  Directed by: William A. Graham.  •  Starring: Lew Ayres, Pearl Bailey, Lee Grant, Phil Harris, Mercedes McCambridge, Vera Miles, Michael Rennie, Cesar Romero, Connie Stevens, Stuart Whitman..
    In a overpopulated New York of the future, a race is organized from one side of the city to the other. The winner of this race will be given one acre of the last remaining Unite States National Park Land being distributed to the 'public' through these contests across the country.

Review:

At a time when the subject was 'conservation' not ecology, and the world was captured in the 11 o'clock news on three networks, this story tells a a future so dark, so dim, and so crowded it boggled the imagination.

The surprising part was it played one evening on network TV, Tuesday night at the movies, if I remember correctly, and then disappeared, as is squashed behind the crate that holds the arc of the covenant in Indian Jones's Raiders. Would love to get a copy of this...a story that stuck with me for years. If any one has a suggestion on how to find it I would like to hear from you.


Review by dollit from the Internet Movie Database.