Silent Running

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Silent Running ★★★ 1971 (G)

Members of a space station orbiting Saturn care for the last vegetation of a nuclear-devastated earth. When orders come to destroy the vegetation, Dern takes matters into his own hands. Speculative sci-fi at its best. Trumbull's directorial debut; he created special effects for “2001” and “Close Encounters.” Strange music enhances the alien atmosphere. 90m/C VHS, DVD . Bruce Dern, Cliff (Potter) Potts, Ron Rifkin; D: Douglas Trumbull; W: Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn, Steven Bochco; C: Charles F. Wheeler; M: Prof. Peter Schickele.