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Silent Running is a science fiction film that was released in 1972. The film is set in a world where all of the plant life on earth has been destroyed. However, samples of this plant life are kept on space craft that are located around the Earth. The crew of the space craft receives orders that they are to release the plant life into space, destroying it, and they are exceptionally happy about the idea of returning home. However, a scientist by the name of Freeman Lowell doesn’t want to destroy the plant life, and does not return to the cities that Earth has become. He makes the decision to kill the crew of the space craft and take his collection of flora out into space where he can enjoy it till the end of his days.

Silent Running was directed by Douglas Trumbull. It was written by Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, and Steven Bochco. The character Freeman Lowell is played by Bruce Dern.

| 1971 | 1 hr 29 min | 6.7/10
Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint
Douglas Trumbull
Produced By
Michael Gruskoff, Marty Hornstein, Douglas Trumbull

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