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Silent Running 1971 PG

89 mins USA Director. Douglas Trumbull

Special effects maestro Douglas Trumbull’s directorial debut is this environmentally conscious sci-fi, eulogised by Mark Kermode as the best science fiction film ever made. Bruce Dern plays a botanist astronaut aboard the Valley Forge, a space station containing vast greenhouses that house a wealth of plant-life, awaiting the call to return and reforest a decimated planet earth.

With its Joan Baez soundtrack, bizarre sound effects and ecological leanings, Silent Running is ultimate hippy-era sci-fi.

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Directed by

Douglas Trumbull

Featuring

Bruce Dern

Cliff Potts

Ron Rifkin

Genres

Science Fiction

Collection

Tomorrow's World Cult Cinema Contact! Closed Captions

Certificate

PG Contains mild bad language, violence, injury

Released

1971

Country

USA

Language

English

Production company

Universal

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