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As this science fiction classic opens, botanist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) has spent eight years aboard the space freighter "Valley Forge" preserving the only botanical specimens left from Earth under huge geodesic domes. When he receives orders to destroy the project and return home, Lowell rebels and hijacks the freighter, while plunging the craft into the gaseous Rings of Saturn. From that moment on, he has only the trees, the gardens and two "Drone" robots, Huey and Dewey, to keep him company on his greatest adventure of all.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: It doesn't fulfill the potential of its ambitious themes, butSilent Running stands as a decidedly unique type of sci-fi journey marked by intimate character work and a melancholic mood.
Suffers from age, but Trumbull's vision still glows, as does terrific Bruce Dern in practically solo turn.
June 21, 2017
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Drama
- Release Date:March 11, 1972
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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