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The Black Hole (20-Dec-1979)

Director: Gary Nelson

Writers: Bob Barbash; Gerry Day; Richard Landau; Jeb Rosebrook

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Robots

The starship U.S.S. Palomino encounters a lost ship, the U.S.S. Cygnus, in orbit around a black hole; aboard is mad Dr. Reinhardt and terrifying robot Maximillian, who intend to enter the black hole along with the unwilling crew of the Palomino. Cashing in on the coattails of Star Wars but actually more in the vein of Silent Running (1972) or 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). Received Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ernest Borgnine
Actor
24-Jan-1917 8-Jul-2012 Marty
Joseph Bottoms
Actor
22-Apr-1954   The Dove
Robert Forster
Actor
13-Jul-1941   Jackie Brown
Yvette Mimieux
Actor
8-Jan-1942   Where the Boys Are
Anthony Perkins
Actor
4-Apr-1932 12-Sep-1992 Psycho
Maximilian Schell
Actor
8-Dec-1930 1-Feb-2014 Judgment at Nuremberg

CAST

Maximilian Schell   ...   Dr. Hans Reinhardt
Anthony Perkins   ...   Dr. Alex Durant
Robert Forster   ...   Capt. Dan Holland
Joseph Bottoms   ...   Lt. Charles Pizer
Yvette Mimieux   ...   Dr. Kate McCrae
Ernest Borgnine   ...   Harry Booth
Tommy McLoughlin   ...   Captain S.T.A.R.
Roddy McDowall   ...   V.I.N.CENT. (voice)
Slim Pickens   ...   Bob (voice)

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