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Bio-Dome (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 January 1996 (USA)
Moronic best friends get themselves locked inside the Bio-Dome, a science experiment, along with a group of environmental scientists for one year.

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Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends couldn't care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists begin a mission to live inside a "Bio-Dome" for a year without outside contact, Bud and Doyle mistakenly become part of the project themselves. The two must then learn how to protect the Earth and help the scientists complete their mission. Written by Anonymous

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Bud and Doyle are here to save the world. But who's gonna save the world from Bud and Doyle? See more »

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Rated PG-13 for crude language, sex-related material and some drug content | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$26,757,000 (USA)
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During the "restoration of the dome" sequence near the end of the film in which Safety Dance is playing, a dwarf dressed in medieval attire is following the group. This is a direct reference to the original music video for "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats, which features a dwarf in those same clothes. See more »

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The bio-dome is supposed to be airtight, but the roof is obviously made of flimsy plastic that blows in the wind. See more »

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Young Doyle: Leave Bud alone, mom!
Doyle's Mother: [holding Bud's head underwater] I'm teaching Bud how to hold his breath underwater.
[pulls Bud's head out]
Doyle's Mother: Much better, Bud! Now let's try for three minutes.
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Written and Performed by Marcus Barone
Courtesy of MPCA Pub. Grp. Inc.
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A real mess of a comedy
27 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love film and I love comedy when it is done right. When I watched Bio-Dome, I wasn't expecting a masterpiece. Just a fun film, or a film that was kind of bad but it was a kind of guilty pleasure. Instead, Bio-Dome is excruciatingly awful with little redeeming values.

The acting is terrible. Pauly Shore is a real problem with this movie, I never liked his acting style and this movie has done nothing for me to say otherwise. He is annoying to the point that I wanted to reach into the television and put a hand over his mouth. Stephen Baldwin fares no better, all he does is act gormless, clueless and annoying and the shtick dies fast. What's even worse is that the chemistry between the two men is non-existent. Joey Lauren Adams is the sole bright spot.

Another major failing is the humour. The humour just ruins Bio-Dome just on its own. It isn't just the diabolical script but also the unfunny jokes and slip-shod, juvenile physical comedy. The pace is often too rushed, the direction is awful and the story is incredibly predictable and made of a series of disconnected sequences.

The characters are badly written and very clichéd and one-dimensional, and emotionally I couldn't engage with them on any conceivable level. The film looks cheap as well, and musically the movie is very forgettable.

In conclusion, a real mess of a comedy and of a film that fails in every asset. While not the worst movie I've seen, it is certainly one of the most annoying. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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