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Silent Running (1972)

Amazing companions on an incredible adventure... that journeys beyond imagination!

Original Title : Silent Running
Director : Douglas Trumbull
Writer : Deric Washburn
Michael Cimino
Steven Bochco
Genre : Drama
Sci-Fi
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Michael Gruskoff , Marty Hornstein , Douglas Trumbull
Music : Peter Schickele
Photography : Charles F. Wheeler
IMDB ID : 0067756
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poster for "Silent Running" by Douglas Trumbull (1972)
Silent Running (1972) - Douglas Trumbull
 

Starring

Bruce Dern Freeman Lowell
Cliff Potts John Keenan
Ron Rifkin Marty Barker
Jesse Vint Andy Wolf rest of cast listed alphabetically Steve Brown (IX
Mark Persons Drone 2/Huey
Cheryl Sparks Drone 1/Dewey
Larry Whisenhunt Drone
Joseph Campanella 'Berkshire' Captain (uncredited
 

Plot

Lowell Freeman looks after plants in giant space greenhouses. Back on earth, all the trees have long vanished, so Lowell puts a lot of heart into his work. When orders from earth are received to destroy the greenhouses, Lowell can't go through with it, and cannot persuade his three colleagues to help him save the plants, so he makes other "arrangements".
 

Comments

Once Freeman realizes how lonely 'out there' really is by himself is where SILENT RUNNING really shines. The film takes steps to make sure we know what he is feeling. And with every realization Freeman gets, we know exactly what he is feeling and understand the moral all the better. That type of science fiction acting is hard to find these days, especially with modern science fiction scripts pumping out garbage such as INDEPENDENCE DAY and EVENT HORIZON. SILENT RUNNING will remain a forgotten classic science fiction film, with a good reputation.
 
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Silent Running (1972) - Douglas Trumbull
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Silent Running (1972) - Douglas Trumbull
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