A "cowboy"-scientist is fighting a corporation who wants to dump atomic waste on a piece of land he has leased.

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Janet Julian ...
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Capt. Oliver Parkside
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Brook Alastair
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John Pilgrim
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Rachel
Robert F. Hoy ...
Buck
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Jim
Kurt Woodruff ...
Crane
Mark Baer ...
Orrin
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Sherry Sailer ...
Mrs. Pilgrim
Alan Gregory ...
Pilgrim's secretary
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Security guard #1 (as Michael Gates)
Marc Di Nunzio ...
Security guard #2
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Pilgrim Corporation has leased Choke Canyon to research physicist David Lowell for 99 years. Lowell has built an impressive research laboratory there. When Pilgrim suddenly needs Choke Canyon for toxic waste storage, they resort to violence to force out the renitent Lowell. However, Pilgrim Corportation vastly underestimates Lowell, who is a tenacious, principled, and ingenious man. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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1 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Der einsame Kämpfer  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Courteney Cox, Helen Hunt, and Mariska Hargitay were all considered for the lead female role that ultimately went to Janet Julian. See more »

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Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)
Written by Mike Rutherford (as Michael Rutherford)
Performed by Mike + The Mechanics
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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Pretty standard action fare
11 July 2003 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark, EU) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty standard low-budget actioner running just over 1 1/2h, it does have some points of interest: The cinematography is not bad, some cool helicopter action and the heroine Janet Julian is a looker. It is undemanding action fare, you can park your brain and kill 1 1/2h or so, I have seen it a couple of times, it's ok. 5/10

PS. The music video for Mike And the Mechanic's "Silent Running" is using scenes from this movie.


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