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Someone must know what this film is

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by bobbles, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. bobbles

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    sorry to do this ... but i remember seeing a film as a kid and absolutely loving it

    it was about this bloke in his spaceship and his 3 robots that helped him out

    he was carrying some kind of cargo of various plants etc i think it was maybe the last in existance and he was ordered to destroy it, i think.

    anyway i think! he then ignores his orders and does a runner

    if anyone does remember this what is it please tell me i would love to see it again, although maybe not as maybe it is pants

    :confused:
     
  2. Kramer

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    Doesn't ring any bells with me

     
  3. encaser

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    I've seen this film too, ages ago. I think it was on Sci Fi Channel recently but missed it. And I liked it also. The maintenance robots that he works with have 'personality's' and the guy in the space greenhouse type thing has a kind of friendship with them. I also recall it being rather touching. Damn, I can picture the guy but not his name...
     
  4. Garrett

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    The film is Silent Running staring Bruce Dern, he had 3 miniature droids helped called Huey, and Dewey and an other, named after Donald Ducks nephews, the ship was called the Valley Forge and the title song was by Joan Baez.

    PS it still is good.
     
  5. Rambo John J

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    Seconded.
    The new R1 SE is cheap as chips and packed with extras too. I've waited years to get a decent version of this film.
     
  6. Ian J

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    A classic and my favourite sci fi film from the period along with another classic, Dark Star
     
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    A truly excellent film, with a great performance from Bruce Dern.

    The director Douglas Trumbull also had a hand in creating some of the most memorable sci-fi films of all time (Blade Runner, 2001, Close Encounters).

    Thanks for mentioning 'Silent Running' Arsey (in a round about way anyway), I think I'll watch it again this weekend.
     
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    Silent Running - wonderful film. Those robots were great, Huey, Louis & Duey were their names, were they not?
     
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    Or less than a tenner for the R1 if you import direct from the US or Canada.
    The R1's the better choice as it's packed with loads of worthwhile features.
     
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    Did anybody use to get tearful at the end. I'm big enough to own up now.
     
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    I used to weep like a baby. These days I just get a bit choked, like the big girls blouse that I am.:rolleyes:
     
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    Well you learn something new everyday.

    I wondered as a child, how the FX's guys (and gals) managed to work the drones in the film. I guessed they had a dwarf or something in them.

    Turns out they were operated from within by double amputees .

    Bizarre and interesting.
     
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    Not the end, but when the little driod gets crippled, and Bruce Dern is talking to it, after he fails to repair the little guy.:(

    Hugh G Bonar I though they was named that, but on checking I think only two were named. But that was their names in the original source.
     
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    I don't remember there being any driods in this film.
     
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    "These aren't the driods you're looking for."
     
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    Cheers
     
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    Does the R1 release include the documentary footage of the operators getting into and out of the robots? I caught a glimpse of it once on TV and have never managed to find it again.

    Bert
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    Back in the old days (and I mean bloody old) when there was a support film to the main feature, I went to see American Graffiti with a few mates. Incredibly, the support film was Silent Running! Hard to say which I enjoyed more but SR has found its way into my dvd collection, no sign of AG yet.
     

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