The Last Child (1971)

In the future, overpopulation has created a world in which people are allowed to have only one child and are denied all medical care when they turn 65. So, you know, it’s pretty much halfway close to the world we live in.

Another film in the storied career of John Llewellyn Moxey, this was written by Peter S. Fischer, who created Blacke’s Magic and Murder, She Wrote.

Alan and Karen Miller (Michael Cole from The Mod Squad and Janet Margolin) are a couple attempting to have a second child after their first dies. Van Heflin, in his last role, plays Senator Quincy George, a man who attempts to get them into Canada. They must face off with perhaps the most frightening of all villains: Ed Asner.

Honestly, this movie is as good as any theatrical film made at the time, painting a great picture of a world where women have no control over their bodies and the government control is near absolute. It feels closer now than ever before.

You can watch this on YouTube.

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