About

A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a "sensitive" and intelligent bombing device that starts to question the meaning of its existence.

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Directed by

John Carpenter

Written by

Dan O'Bannon (Screenplay)
John Carpenter (Screenplay)

Runtime

83 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

What Do You Say To A Talking Bomb? All Systems Snafu!!!

Cast

Keywords

space travel anarchic comedy cult film artificial intelligence midnight movie future boredom destruction of planet

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