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 519 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Douglas Trumbull
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In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes, most of the crew of the Valley Forge rejoice at the prospect of going home. Not so for botanist Freeman Lowell who loves the forest and its creatures, so decides to take matters into his own hands to protect what he loves.

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