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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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T.C. Romulus
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Monique (as Joey Adams)
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Storyline

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 could 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 mistakingly 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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Your dome away from home. 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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12 January 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$26,757,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Pauly Shore played a water purification specialist in the film, In the Army Now (1994). Bio-Dome was filmed at the Donald c Tillman water reclamation plant in Van Nuys, CA. See more »

Goofs

In "the book scene", when Bud is lining up in the hallway the camera cuts to Doyle and we can see he is standing with the coffee table lined up right next to him with no room to pass him. As Bud hits him, the camera changes to a view of him from behind, and we can see Bud has plenty of room to get past Doyle as the coffee table has moved. See more »

Quotes

Bud: We have to show the girls that we care about the environment, too.
Doyle: Do we?
Bud: No.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Sacrifice (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Psychobilly Freakout
Written by James C. Heath
Performed by Reverend Horton Heat
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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10 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the few movies I couldn't even watch in one sitting, I had to split it up into two. I always despised Pauly Shore, but now I really really can't stand him. There are a few moments where the jokes are relatively funny, but they are few and far between. The only neat thing about it was the overwhelming mid-90's pop culture melting pot, which appealed to my nostalgic side, but even that was squashed by the overpowering obnoxiousness of Pauly Shore. Stephen Baldwin is slightly less annoying than Shore, but not by much, and its sad, because I've seen him in other roles which he played incredibly well. I usually find at least some redeeming features in 'stoner' movies, or even like them-- (the Clerks series, Bill and Ted, etc.)-- but this movie is just really bad. The supposed protagonists are so idiotic and obnoxious that its painful to watch.


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