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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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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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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

Lou Diamond Phillips who plays Yerzy turned down the role first few times when it was offered to him but once Walter Hill was hired as director he called Phillips and sent him 40 pages of his re-written script which Phillips liked and accepted the role. Problems arose when he did a rewrite of the script, not knowing that the president of United Artists was very attached to the script. Hill said the budget of the film was cut halfway through production. When filming started Hill was forced to keep re-writing the script while studio executives were on set watching over him. Hill also heavily re-wrote original script because he wanted to distance the film from Alien (1979), movie which he produced. Phillips also said that once Francis Ford Coppola was called in to re-edit the movie he sent everyone from the cast a letter saying; "All of your work in this film is quite good. It has its problems. I'm going to recut it, hopefully in the spirit of what Walter Hill wanted." But Hill ultimately took his name from the movie. 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

[as the ship prepares to make a dimension jump]
Yerzy Penalosa: Man, last time we did this I didn't shit right for a month.
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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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