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Silent Running

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In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes, most of the crew of the Valley Forge rejoice at the prospect of going home. Not so for botanist Freeman Lowell who loves the forest and its creatures, so decides to take matters into his own hands to protect what he loves.

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

Who Stars in Silent Running

Bruce Dern
Freeman Lowell

Bruce Dern

Cliff Potts
John Keenan

Cliff Potts

Ron Rifkin
Marty Barker

Ron Rifkin

Jesse Vint
Andy Wolf

Jesse Vint

Steven Brown
Drone

Steven Brown

Mark Persons
Drone 2/Huey

Mark Persons


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Review for Silent Running

Author: DanDare

Silent Running features another unhinged performance from Bruce Dern. He plays Freeman Lowell, a scientists aboard a spaceship looking after the only remaining examples of Earth's plant life as it heads off to Saturn. Lowell has become attached to the eco-system in the spaceship and less with his crew mates who he kills when they receive orders to destroy the plant life. On his own, alienated, staving off madness, all Lowell has are three droids for company and then his plants start to die as they get less sunlight as the craft nears Saturn. Douglas Trumbull in some ways has directed a low fi science fiction film, in some ways the interior sets reminded me of a television series from the early 1970s. It also contains some folk songs to accompany its environmental message.


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Production

Universal Pictures logo
Universal Pictures

Trumbull/Gruskoff Productions


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1972-03-09

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 29 mins

Budget
$ 1,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Genres
Adventure Drama Science Fiction

Keywords
space marine sunlight plant space travel saturn biotope greenhouse dystopia space food robot space station


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