From what I can remember, it was shown somewhere between the mid to late 80's and the early 90's. I can picture a few scenes and it feels like it should be an 80's Twilight Zone episode (but it isn't). Here's the plot:

A man is surrounded by technology that keeps an eye on everyone (kind of like how real life is right now). He has a portable phone/beeper device that his boss uses to talk to him, and I believe that his apartment has a wall TV, or it might have been a phone/TV screen combination.

He is fed up with all the technology and wants to escape from it, so he leaves it all behind and travels to the openness of the country (it was a wooded area with a single log cabin-type house). A man is hired to track him down, and has to do it the old way... since he can't use any technology to track any devices that the man doesn't have on him.

That's all I can remember. I haven't seen every type of horror/sci-fi TV series ever made (I just found out about a series called "The Darkroom," but I looked over the episodes and it wasn't there), so maybe this does exist? If not, then it should have. lol

I have the following on DVD (in various formats) so I know that it isn't an episode from these shows:

  • Twilight Zone (80's)
  • Outer Limits (90's)
  • Monsters (80's)
  • Tales From the Darkside (80's)
  • Tales From the Crypt (80's)
  • Amazing Stories (80's)
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    Sounds like a mixture of the film versions of "1984" and "Farenheit 451"
    – Valorum
    Jan 4, 2014 at 19:47
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    Also elements of The Pedestrian (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pedestrian). Definitely sounds like Ray Bradbury themes. Oct 7, 2014 at 16:37
  • This sounds kind of like the end of Brave New World (the book), but I haven't read it in a while. There were two movies (imdb.com/title/tt0080468 and imdb.com/title/tt0145600), but neither of them sounds like what you're looking for (or like how I remember the book!). But I haven't seen either--can anyone else say whether they're likely candidates? Dec 21, 2016 at 14:33

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Long shot....very very long shot, but it almost sounds like Brazil with some minor differences.

Tons of technology, man dreams of a countryside home to escape...

  • What film or TV show is this Brazil? Please could you give a link for reference (e.g. to IMDb, or Wikipedia if it has a page there)?
    – Rand al'Thor
    Feb 8, 2016 at 17:59
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    Added a link to the film I'm pretty sure dvaeg meant; roll it back, if I'm wrong. I don't think it's the right answer (Brazil is less against technology, and more against mindless bureaucracy), but thought it at least needed a link :)
    – K-H-W
    Feb 8, 2016 at 18:06
  • Whoops...I meant to add the link but clicked too fast. But yes that what's I meant.
    – dvaeg
    Feb 8, 2016 at 18:29
  • I don't remember any part of Brazil happening outside of the city. I only saw it once when it was released in the 80's though, so I could have forgotten something.
    – T.E.D.
    Feb 8, 2016 at 19:34
  • Brazil is somewhat inspired by 1984, and 1984 (the novel, at least) does have the protagonist go to the countryside. I don’t think he’s ever pursued there though. Feb 8, 2016 at 22:35

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