Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, American science fiction

Silent Running (1972, United States)

1972United States

Categories: post-apocalyptic realityspace travel1970s sci-fi

Silent Running  1972 science fiction film

Running time: 90 minutes

Language: English

When all the flora on Earth has extincted few commercial freighters were placed orbiting Saturn with giant greenhouse moduls, where last surviving specimen of plants and animals are kept. Freeman Lowell is crew member on one of those ships, Valley Forge, and is taking care of the plants. When orders from Earth recall them to commercial duty Lowell can’t accept the order to destroy the greenhouses. When other crew memebers are preparing to blow up the modules he defends his garden and kills a crew-mate. Believing that his cause of preserving the ecosystem is vital for whole humanity he manipulates the central computer and other two members of the crew die in explosion. Now all alone with the last greenhouse he drifts away and with help of three service robots he plans to preserve the last piece of forest in the Universe.

Science fiction movie with strong ecology overtones - in the reality where all the plants on Earth have died the only man that still tries to preserve the flora will stop at nothing, even murder. Film with interesting concept, but the plot is very simple and rather disappointing.

Our rating

3.2 / 10

Overall rating

4 / 10

Reality complexity

2 / 5


1 / 5

Story complexity

1 / 5

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Creators of Silent Running

Douglas Trumbull films


Deric Washburn films


Michael Cimino films


Steven Bochco films


Cast of Silent Running

Bruce Dern films
as Freeman Lowell

Cliff Potts films
as John Keenan

Ron Rifkin films
as Marty Barker

Jesse Vint films
as Andy Wolf

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