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Silent Running (10-Mar-1972)

Director: Douglas Trumbull

Writers: Deric Washburn; Michael Cimino; Steven Bochco

Music Composed and Conducted by: Peter Schickele

Producer: Michael Gruskoff

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Environmentalism, Dystopian, Robots, Explosions

Bruce Dern plays a forest ranger in space, assigned to tend to several small biodomes filled with plants and animals rescued from the polluted Earth, where such botany and biology is no longer sustainable. Strong science fiction with cute robots, plausible characters, and a none-too-subtle environmental message. One of only two feature films directed by special effects wizard Douglas Trumbull. Songs by Joan Baez add to the hippie vibe.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bruce Dern
Actor
4-Jun-1936   Silent Running
Ron Rifkin
Actor
31-Oct-1939   Arvin Sloane on Alias

CAST

Bruce Dern   ...   Freeman Lowell
Cliff Potts   ...   Wolf
Ron Rifkin   ...   Barker
Jesse Vint   ...   Keenan
Mark Persons   ...   Drone
Steven Brown   ...   Drone
Cheryl Sparks   ...   Drone
Larry Whisenhunt   ...   Drone

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