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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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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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Taglines:

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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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Bud and Doyle talk to the female scientist about the airtight door on day 1, the counter behind them says "Day 3." See more »

Quotes

Bud: Whoa, whoa, whoa! Wait a minute! You guys aren't one of those freaky cults are you? Y'know, who dance naked and you want us to take off our clothes and feed us special punch?
Falkner: ...No...
Bud: Damn! We were so close.
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Soundtracks

Lights Are Changing
Written by Nick Saloman
Performed by Mary Lou Lord
Courtesy of Kill Rock Stars
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Oh my!
27 June 2011 | by searchingcirclesendSee all my reviews

I used to love this movie as a kid, and now I have no idea why. Maybe it's because, at the age of 10, I enjoyed watching grown men act younger than me. Look back on your own childhood and you likely enjoyed a few movies with that quality for that very reason.

There is not one funny part in this movie. Seriously, not one. I've even re-watched it stoned (let's be honest, it was probably made to be viewed that way) just to see if the altered perception would make it any better, and it actually killed my buzz.

Pauly Shore and one of the Baldwins that's not Alec seem to be in a pissing contest to see who can come off as more talentless. In the end, it's too close to call, so they both win (or lose, however you wanna look at it).

The only reason I gave this movie 2 stars is because I tend to throw in an extra star if there is nostalgia associated with it. If you're in the mood for this kind of movie, you'd be better off watching Encino Man, even if you've seen it already.


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