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Quest (1984)

On a distant planet, descendants of a crashed spaceship are subjected to mysterious forces that cause them to age and die in just eight days. They must also live in caves to escape the ... See full summary »

Directors:

Elaine Bass, Saul Bass

Writer:

Ray Bradbury (story "Frost and Fire")
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Abbott
Noah Hathaway
David Comfort David Comfort
Michael Mancini Michael Mancini
Damian Cavalieri Damian Cavalieri
Jay W. MacIntosh ... (as Jaye McIntosh)
Bill Erwin
Les Tremayne
Sam Fontana
Michael Wagner Michael Wagner
Lou Genevrino Lou Genevrino
Margaret Wiley Margaret Wiley
Mora Gray Mora Gray ... (as Mora Grey)
R.J. Williams
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On a distant planet, descendants of a crashed spaceship are subjected to mysterious forces that cause them to age and die in just eight days. They must also live in caves to escape the bitter cold of night and the killing heat of day. One young boy is determined to find his way back to the ship that brought them there. But how will accomplish this in the short time left to him? Written by Mike Konczewski

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1984 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Visually stunning SF short
18 December 2000 | by curlew-2See all my reviews

Fascinating short film adapted from a Ray Bradbury story about a world where humans live out their lifespans in eight days, and the attempts to change this. A warrior is literally trained from infancy to reach a specific destination before he grows old and dies eight days later. The ending gets a tad bogged down in pseudo-philosophical mush but, as expected from Saul Bass, the visuals are absolutely stunning.


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