Silent Running
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips
The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Visit our FAQ Help to learn more

The drones were occupied by legless actors who walked around on their hands in lightweight, specially designed suits built of thin platsic. Director Douglas Trumbull got the idea for the drones by watching a bi-lateral amputee actor in Todd Brownings "Freaks" (1932).

There were four actors; Mark Persons, Steve Brown, Cheryl Sparks and Larry Whisenhunt - three of whom were teenagers. Whisenhunt and Persons were born without legs; Brown lost his in an accident. The drones are different heights to accommodate the actors differing physiques. Dewey is smaller than Huey, since Cheryl Sparks (the "Huey" operator) had a longer torso than Steve Brown (the "Dewey" operator), although some drones did share multiple operators.

The robot arm was generally remote controlled by the crew, using either pneumatics or a less effective radio control system. The radio control system for the arm was ineffectual during the location shooting aboard the USS Valley Forge aircraft carrier due to the heavy interference from the steel bulkheads in the ship.

r73731


Related Links

Plot summary Plot synopsis Parents Guide
Trivia Quotes Goofs
Soundtrack listing Crazy credits Alternate versions
Movie connections User reviews Main details