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Silent Running (1971)

Cast: Bruce Dern, Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, more...
Director: Douglas Trumbull, Douglas Trumbull
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Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Science Fiction , Robots & Cyborgs
Running Time: 90 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
Bruce Dern stars as the caretaker of a greenhouse located on a group of space stations that are sent into orbit. The Earth has been stripped clean of foliage, and the greenhouse contains the last remaining greenery from the planet. Dern's staff includes three human beings and a trio of endearing robots named Huey, Dewey, and Louie. When word arrives from the Powers the Be that the greenhouse is to be destroyed (the space station is more valuable to man when hauling cargo and not "preserving the ecology of the universe"), Dern decides to ignore the order. He also decides to kill his colleagues, "circle the wagons" with Huey and Dewey, and fend off all outside attempts to eliminate his ecological paradise. Special-effects maven Douglas Trumbull directs, Michael Cimino was one of the screenwriters, and Peter "PDQ Bach" Schickele wrote the musical score. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Special Features:

  • The Making of Silent Running
  • Feature Commentary with Director Douglas Trumbull and Cast Member Bruce Dern
  • Silent Running by Douglas Trumbull
  • A Conversation with Bruce Dern
  • Douglas Trumbull: Then and Now
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes







Special effects pioneer and director Douglas Trumbull tells Sean Axmaker what he learned from Stanley Kubrick while working on 2001, why Close Encounters and Blade Runner have a lot more in common than you might see the first time around, about making his own films, Silent Running and Brainstorm, and about the future of cinema as immersive media. Full Article >>



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