Silent Running

Released 1972

Director: Douglas Trumbull

Rating: G

Studio: Universal

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  • Silent Running is a beloved 1972 science fiction cult classic produced by Trumbull/Guskoff Productions and released by Universal Pictures. Bruce Dern plays the last environmentalist, tending plants and wildlife on one of several `ecoships' in deep space. The earth has become denuded of all natural habitat and humans now consume chemically produced food. Dern's crewmates even find the smell of natural fruit offensive. So when the order comes to jettison the precious cargo and destroy what remains of humankind's natural environment, Dern mutinies, killing his fellow crewmembers and commandeering the one ecoship still carrying its ecodome. Under cover of storm and with the assistance of his three droids, `Hughey, Dewey and Louie,' Dern escape the fleet of ecoships. Dern is overtaken by the other ecoships, and blows up his ship after first releasing the precious cargo to be tended by one of the droids. Dern takes the rest of the fleet with him, thus ensuring there would be no one around to destroy the last remaining ecodome.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bruce Dern

    Freeman Lowell

  • Joseph Campanella

    Neal - Berkshire's Captain

  • Ron Rifkin

    Marty Barker

  • Roy Engel

    Anderson

  • Cliff Potts

    John Keenan

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Allusions (1)

    • The three Drones are named (by the main character in the film) for Donald Duck's nephews: Huey, Dewey and Louie.

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