Silent Running

Silent Running (1972)

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

  • Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1972-03-09
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 538 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Douglas Trumbull
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After the entire flora goes extinct, ecologist Lowell maintains a greenhouse aboard a space station for the future with his android companions. However, he rebels after being ordered to destroy the greenhouse in favor of carrying cargo, a decision that puts him at odds with everyone but his mechanical companions.

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  • Bruce Dern

    as Freeman Lowell
  • Cliff Potts

    as John Keenan
  • Ron Rifkin

    as Marty Barker
  • Jesse Vint

    as Andy Wolf
  • Mark Persons

    as Grey Drone #1 “Dewey”
  • Steven Brown

    as Orange Drone #2 “Huey”
  • Cheryl Sparks

    as Orange Drone #2 “Huey”
  • Larry Whisenhunt

    as Green Drone #3 “Louie”
  • Joseph Campanella

    as Neal - ‘Berkshire’ Captain (voice/uncredited)
  • Roy Engel

    as Anderson (voice/uncredited)
Editing Aaron Stell Editor
Writing Deric Washburn Screenplay
Art Frank Lombardo Set Decoration
Production Marty Hornstein Producer
Directing Douglas Trumbull Director
Writing Michael Cimino Screenplay
Writing Steven Bochco Screenplay
Production Douglas Trumbull Producer
Production Michael Gruskoff Producer
Camera Charles F. Wheeler Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Dick Dawson Makeup Artist
Sound John H. Newman Sound Editor
Directing Ray Quiroz Script Supervisor
Sound Charles T. Knight Sound
Visual Effects Gerald Endler Mechanical Designer
Sound Joan Baez Theme Song Performance
Crew Richard O. Helmer Special Effects
Crew James Rugg Special Effects
Crew Marlin Jones Special Effects
Crew Vernon Archer Special Effects
Crew R.L. Helmer Special Effects
Sound Peter Schickele Original Music Composer