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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)

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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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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:

$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

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

Karl Larson: Stars die so we may live. We die so stars may be reborn.
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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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I don't know why people harp on this movie
27 January 2003 | by nzavagliaSee all my reviews

It's not the greatest movie ever, no doubt. But it's not bad. As far as Science Fiction movies go, this is definitely one of the better ones, maybe the best in recent memory. It's science was dead on, having a NASA employee as a technical adviser certainly shows. As for the story, it's not out of the realm of science fiction, which is no more and no less than can really be expected. It keeps it's pace well and doesn't slow down to wax philosophic like a cheesy 50's Sci-Fi would have done. The plot progresses logically and doesn't tend to jump around (a thing that I HATE in a movie). It kept me entertained, which is more than I can say for a lot of movies today.


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