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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.

Director:

Jason Bloom

Writers:

Adam Leff (story), Mitchell Peck (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Atherton ... Dr. Noah Faulkner
Denise Dowse ... Olivia Biggs
Dara Tomanovich Dara Tomanovich ... Mimi Simkins
Kevin West ... T.C. Romulus
Kylie Minogue ... Dr. Petra von Kant
Pauly Shore ... Bud Macintosh
Stephen Baldwin ... Doyle Johnson
Joey Lauren Adams ... Monique (as Joey Adams)
Teresa Hill ... Jen
Patricia Hearst ... Doyle's Mother
Robbie Thibaut Jr. Robbie Thibaut Jr. ... Young Doyle
Adam Weisman ... Young Bud
Henry Gibson ... William Leaky
Brian Hayes Currie Brian Hayes Currie ... Guard
Courtney Mizel Courtney Mizel ... Screamer
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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 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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Your dome away from home. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Biodome See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$26,757,000
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the "Safety Dance"/rebuilding the dome sequence, several party goers still sleeping on the ground in the desert. They are never seen again. See more »

Quotes

Falkner: What do you guys want out of life?
Bud: To die and come back as a leotard.
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Soundtracks

Lights Are Changing
Written by Nick Saloman
Performed by Mary Lou Lord
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"If you were yogurt....?"
27 February 2005 | by prohibited-name-2275See all my reviews

This is a 50/50 movie, you either love it or you hate it. Funny lines are few and far between, but do exist. The rest of the film is just mindless humor that wasn't funny even for mindless humor. Great for Pauly Shore fans and for those who enjoy slapstick comedy. Otherwise the other 99.9% of the population will probably tire quickly of the lame jokes and one dimensional, almost cartoon like characters. You have to wonder why anyone thought it was a good idea to go ahead and make it. The movie ensnares the viewer by opening with a promising start. The movie quickly deteriorates from there. Stephen Baldwin only adds to the overall idiocy. As if one bad actor wasn't enough.


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