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Supernova (2000)

Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a captain and pilot, a co-pilot, a medical... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Hill (as Thomas Lee)

Writers:

William Malone (story), Daniel Chuba (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Spader ... Nick Vanzant
Angela Bassett ... Dr. Kaela Evers
Robert Forster ... A.J. Marley
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Yerzy Penalosa
Peter Facinelli ... Karl Larson
Robin Tunney ... Danika Lund
Wilson Cruz ... Benj Sotomejor
Eddy Rice Jr. Eddy Rice Jr. ... Flyboy
Knox White Knox White ... Troy Larson (as Knox Grantham White)
Kerrigan Mahan ... Troy Larson (voice)
Vanessa Marshall ... Sweetie (voice)
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Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a captain and pilot, a co-pilot, a medical officer, a medical technician, a search and rescue.

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All hell is about to break loose See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and sensuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Switzerland

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supernova (El fin del universo) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,731,940, 16 January 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,218,868, 2 April 2000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When he took over the editing of the movie, Francis Ford Coppola put together the zero gravity sex scene between Angela Bassett and James Spader using out-takes of zero gravity sex scene between Robin Tunney and Peter Facinelli, that happens later in the movie, and with Tunney's skin color being digitally darkened. He did this to add more to the relationship between Bassett's and Spader's characters. See more »

Goofs

When Kaela is using the VR unit to control Flyboy, she uses one hand to flip off Karl, but Flyboy uses the other, even though she is supposed to have complete and exact control over his body. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Look at it! We don't even know what the hell that is. It can be just a light or a bomb or...
Danika: Or a sexual object; when you look right down to it, it looks like a...
[Nick interrupts immediately]
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Alternate Versions

DVD version contains 20 minutes of deleted scenes that include an alternate ending. The scenes are:
  • An alternate opening where Captain Marley gives a philosophical speech about space.
  • Vanzant makes an entry to his autodiary.
  • Dr. Evers performs an autopsy on a recently died crewmember (a propulsion engineer named "Lucky" Chow Li who drank too much alcohol).
  • Captain Marley tells Vanzant to visit Dr. Evers for a medical examination, because he doesn't want to lose another crew member.
  • Captain Marley gives Vanzant some advice on how to get the respect of the crew.
  • Sweetie tells Vanzant about the computer on Titan 37, whose name is George.
  • George gives Vanzant a few background informations about Titan 37.
  • Vanzant searches the operational level for fuel.
  • Vanzant finds a lifeform in the operations housing. Later he discovers that this lifeform is the real Troy.
  • A more violent version of the fighting scene between Karl and Yerzy. Here Karl crushes Yerzys head and his eyes pop out.
  • An extended version of the scene where Vanzant enters the ship. When the hatch turns around Karl shoots, but instead of Vanzant he shoots at the already dead Troy (who died before on Titan 37). The hatch turns again and Vanzant comes out.
  • When the Observation Dome exploded Karl doesn't die but is only hurt.
  • An alternative ending where Karl reenters the ship and tries to destroy the isolation chamber with Vanzant and Evers. But before he can do this he is killed by the effects of the dimension jump. Another change is that Sweetie doesn't tell Evers that she is pregnant. Instead Sweetie tells them that the supernova will not be sufficient to extinguish the combustion created by the alien object. It will extinguish after all available three-dimensional matter has been combusted (the entire universe) and will reach earth within 257 years.
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Connections

References Hellraiser (1987) See more »

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Good movie despite the line noise above.
28 November 2000 | by fratermSee all my reviews

The title may have been a bit misleading... but the movie really did a good job of conveying a mood. The technological picture is well developed strikingly original and interestingly conveyed. Many underlying themes of what happens to humans in the presence of all kinds of environments (psychological, sociological, spatial and otherwise) are touched upon. It is not a mindless drivel action movie which is probably (I know I'm not being very nice...) why so many people really didn't like it. Aside from the ending which was rather humorous and may have left some with a groan, I happened to like it though it was a tad cheesy. This movie really touched on so many things in so many ways that it deserves a much better rating than what it got. The mood conveyed was dark and very horiffic. I would say in a more psychological way than a gut spilling sort of way. The performances of the actors in this film shine, perhaps with the exception of Lou Diamond Phillips, though not to his detriment as he is capable of better work, and his part was really rather small. Tight shots on the crew contrary to earlier comment, really conveyed the emotion of each situation as well as the compressed environment of the ship rather than hiding all of the technological wonders in the set. Sweeties voice being criticized is a non-issue in my opinion, female voices are supposed to (supported by scientific study) command attention better than male-sounding ones. In no way did Sweetie come across as a phone sex operator to me. Quite to the contrary, I submit the scene in which she begs for the additional passphrase from Benjamin in order to be able to save his life. This was one of the most touching scenes I have ever seen in a movie. Between a computer and her Sys Admin there develops love of a kind, really. Marvelous. On par with Event Horizon though somewhat lesser than it for the psychological horiffics, but really different movies with different objectives.

All you people trashing this... Go watch a heartwarming coming of age movie and waste no more of your time trashing this fine piece of work.


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