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Author: Michael GruskoffDeric WashburnMichael CiminoSteven BochcoDouglas TrumbullAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, 2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A botanist has spent three 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, he rebels and hijacks the space craft, killing his fellow crewman and injuring himself. He plunges the ship into the gaseous Rings of Saturn, where he embarks on the loneliest adventure of all with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Environmental films
Feature films
Fiction films
Science fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Science fiction
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gruskoff; Deric Washburn; Michael Cimino; Steven Bochco; Douglas Trumbull; Peter Schickele; Joan Baez; Bruce Dern; Cliff Potts; Ron Rifkin; Jesse Vint; Universal Pictures (Firm)
ISBN: 0783255381 9780783255385
OCLC Number: 50136842
Language Note: In English with optional Spanish or French soundtracks; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally released as motion picture in 1971.
Special features: featurette, The Making of Silent Running; commentary with director, Douglas Trumbull and actor, Bruce Dern; featurette, Silent running by Douglas Trumbull; conversation with Bruce Dern; featurette, Douglas Trumbull: then and now; theatrical trailer; production notes; cast and filmmaker biographies.
Credits: Music, Peter Schickele; songs sung by Joan Baez ; director of photography, Charles F. Wheeler ; editor, Aaron Stell.
Cast: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Responsibility: a Universal release ; a Douglas Trumbull-Michael Gruskoff production ; written by Deric Washburn & Mike Cimino and Steve Bochco ; produced by Michael Gruskoff ; directed by Douglas Trumbull.

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A botanist has spent three 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, he rebels and hijacks the space craft, killing his fellow crewman and injuring himself. He plunges the ship into the gaseous Rings of Saturn, where he embarks on the loneliest adventure of all with only two drone robots to keep him company.

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