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I vividly remember a film from when I was a kid and I keep wondering if anyone knows what it was.

I remember that all the characters (I think they were humans) had a light in the center of their heads. They had to stay in regulated areas of the planet. If they tried to escape, they were shot by the guards and the weapons turned them into to some sort of chocolate milkshake-looking mush.

As far as I recall the hero did escape (possibly with the love interest) and his light went out but he survived?

Ring any bells?

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    Do you mean has a light in the center of their head – John Rennie Apr 28 '15 at 8:43
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    And since we don't know your age, and therefore when you were a kid, how long ago was it you saw this film? 5 years? 50 years? – cybermike Apr 28 '15 at 9:25
  • Almost Logan's Run, but they had lights in their hands. – Fruitbat Apr 28 '15 at 9:29
  • I thought the light was in the head but might be the hand I'll check that out thanks fruibat. I'm 40 so I guess I watched it 30 years ago - ish – Andrew murphy Apr 28 '15 at 15:14
  • possibly the same as scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/199541/… (which is newer but has an accepted answer) – Otis Jul 24 '19 at 17:44
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Per @Andrew Murphy's answer, this certainly sounds a lot like the film "Logan's Run" (which you can watch in full on DailyMotion).

Characters wore a special mark in their heads.

  • All the characters had a glowing chip in their hands.

Everyone had to stay in a designated areas

  • Yep. They all lived in a giant dome

If they tried to escape, they were shot by the guards

The bodies were turned into "milkshake"

The main character escapes with his love interest

  • Logan does indeed leave the city with Jessica.

His light goes out, but he survives.

  • Yup, that happened when he left the confines of the city

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