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Bio-Dome (1996) Poster

(1996)

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Alec Baldwin told his brother, Stephen Baldwin, that doing this movie could be the single most career-ending decision he could possibly make.
Kylie Minogue called this film her "worst career move". She said that it is the only thing she has done in her professional life that her father ridicules her for.
Actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass perform together as the musical group Tenacious D in real life.
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.
A rumor later circulated that the film was originally written as a third entry in the Bill and Ted series, and re-worked after the two main stars, Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, declined to appear.
The Biodome compound is the same set as "Dante Pharmaceuticals" from the 1988 Treat Williams and Joe Piscopo film Dead Heat (1988).
Henry Gibson starred in The Blues Brothers (1980) in which the final scenes of the film had SWAT team members yelling "HUT HUT HUT" as they were moving into position. The same can be seen and heard with SWAT officers near the end of this movie, almost as if it's an indirect reference to the earlier movie.
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According to an interview on the Adam Carolla Show (November 5, 2008,) Dana Gould and Harland Williams were "the original stars of 'Bio-Dome'_." As Williams described it, "...They did an open-ended cattle call for Bio-Dome. And I guess Dana and myself were kind of like the emerging funny guys around town ... they whittled it down, wildfingers, and it got down to me and the wildcat over here." Stephen Baldwin and Pauly Shore were not part of the process at that time, and Gould and Williams both recalled this casting period taking place specifically in 1994. "We were locked in, and then me and Dana would go over to some diner on Larchmont, sit in the booth, and eat corned beef, and recite our lines." Gould and Williams recall there being a deal memo for them to have the job, and the two were deep in planning for the roles, with Williams buying fake bugs to practice for a bug eating scene and Gould simply dreaming of "What will it be like when we've done it - when we've made it!"

Gould expanded on Williams' testimony, saying, "It was a new director, I think his name was Steven Brill ." (It is unclear from the interview if Gould remembered the name incorrectly or if plans for a director changed.) "And he was like, 'Yeah, I'm going to do this movie, and you guys are going to be it, you're like unknowns, we're going to break you and it's going to be great!' And then what apparently happened was that he went to the studio and said, 'I've got these two unknowns...' and they went, ''Naw, we have these guys to deals,' and he went, 'Okay!' "

Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin eventually went on to star in Bio-Dome for director Jason Bloom.
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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.
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The news footage about Buttercup the clown being shot is a parody of the Abraham Zapruder film, which captured John F. Kennedy's assassination.
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One of the songs used in this film, "Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me (or simply Da Da Da) was also used in the film _Thick As Thieves (1998)_ which features Stephen Baldwin's brother Alec Baldwin .
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

During the final sequence with the remote control and the exploding coconuts, the timers on the remote and the computer sync up with the time in the film.

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