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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 »

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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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Storyline

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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In the farthest reaches of space, something has gone terribly wrong. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

$5,778,639, 16 January 2000

Gross USA:

$14,230,455

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,828,081
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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

Geoffrey Wright, who was originally hired as director, walked away from the project two months before principle photography due to the "creative differences." Apparently, he had a idea about shooting the entire movie in zero gravity, but MGM disagreed. Vincent D'Onofrio was originally cast as computer tech but when Wright was fired, D'Onofrio also walked out. See more »

Goofs

In two separate scenes, Penalosa and Lund and, later, Vanzant and Evers are shown having sex in zero gravity. This is impossible due to the lack of friction and gravity and requires a third person to hold them in place. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Look. Since we don't bring out the pleasant side of each other, why don't you tell me what the hell bothers you so much about me, so I can...
Dr. Kaela Evers: I don't like Hazen. It's just not a type-H mind-altering escape. I don't like what it does to people who take it; I don't like what they do to others. I used to know someone...
Nick: I'm not someone.
Dr. Kaela Evers: I didn't say you were.
Nick: There's nothing I can do to change the past, yours or mine.
Dr. Kaela Evers: [sighs]
Nick: [places unused Hazen-withdrawl medication in front of her]
[whispers]
Nick: Heal ...
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Alternate Versions

Theatrical version ran 90 min. and was rated PG-13. See more »

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supersucky
22 June 2004 | by dr_foremanSee all my reviews

Unbelievably bad sci-fi "thriller" with a curious lack of thrills. This is one of those movies that thinks its audience is really interested in submarine-like sets and cool special effects of space warping instead of proper characterization. The dialog is so technical, and the cutting so confusing, that I had to rely on the music to tell me what was going on.

Truckloads of sex are dumped into the movie in an attempt to make it less sterile than other sci-fi films, but since we don't really know or care about the people involved in these zero gravity hookups, the result is that the movie feels like tacky softcore porn in outer space. Things improve a bit when the villain shows up, but it's a shame that he's played by a petulant brat instead of a proper actor.

Good thing Angela Bassett turned down "Monster's Ball," eh?


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