Silent Running Poster

Release Date: 1972

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 1998

G|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
After the end of all botanical life on Earth, ecologist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) maintains a greenhouse on a space station in order to preserve various plants for future generations. Assisted by three robots and a small human crew, Lowell rebels when he is ordered to destroy the greenhouse in favor of carrying cargo, a decision that puts him at odds with everyone but his mechanical companions. Lowell and his robots are forced to do anything necessary to keep their invaluable greenery alive.

Cast: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint, Steven Brown, Mark Persons, Cheryl Sparks, Larry Whisenhut

Director: Douglas Trumbull

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: Brooding, Tense, Quest, Underdog