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Dune (1984)
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06.13.09

Dune (1984) Set in a distant future where life in the universe and space travel is dependent upon a spice found only on the planet Dune, this film tracks the rise of young Paul Atreides, son of good Duke Lito, from the time of his father's betrayal and murder by a rival lord, Baron Harkonnen, to his discovery of the great secret behind the planet Dune and his own destiny, which is to free the planet and its denizens of the cruel rule of the Emperor.

Movie Tagline:
You are about to enter a world where the unexpected, the unknown, and the unbelievable meet.

Title: Dune
Release Date: December 14, 1984
Runtime: 137 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, Italian
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director(s):
David Lynch

Cast:
Francesca Annis ...Lady Jessica
Leonardo Cimino ...The Baron's Doctor
Brad Dourif ...Piter De Vries
Jose Ferrer ...Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV
Linda Hunt ...Shadout Mapes
Freddie Jones ...Thufir Hawat
Richard Jordan ...Duncan Idaho
Kyle MacLachlan ...Paul Atreides
Virginia Madsen ...Princess Irulan
Silvana Mangano ...Reverend Mother Ramallo
Everett McGill ...Stilgar
Kenneth McMillan ...Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Jack Nance ...Nefud
Sian Phillips ......
Jurgen Prochnow ...Duke Leto Atreides
Paul L. Smith ...The Beast Rabban (as Paul Smith)
Patrick Stewart ...Gurney Halleck
Sting ...Feyd Rautha
Dean Stockwell ...Doctor Wellington yueh
Max von Sydow ...Doctor Kynes
Alicia Witt ...Alia (as Alicia Roanne Witt)
Sean young ...Chani
Danny Corkill ...Orlop
Honorato Magaloni ...Otheym (as Honorato Magalone)
Judd Omen ...Jamis
Molly Wryn ...Harah
Robert Rietty ...Various bit actors (voice)
Angelica Aragon ...Bene Gesserit Sister
Miguel Cane ...Little Fremen boy
Humberto Elizondo ...Czigo

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Dino De Laurentiis
Raffaella De Laurentiis
Jose Lopez Rodero

Writer(s):
Frank Herbert
David Lynch

Composer(s):
Toto




Trailer(s):
Dune Horror Film Trailer 1
Dune Horror Film Trailer 2
Dune Horror Film Trailer 3

More Movie Taglines:
  • You are about to enter a world where the unexpected, the unknown, and the unbelievable meet.
  • A world that holds creation's greatest treasure...and greatest terrors.
  • A world where the mighty, the mad, and the magical will have their final battle.
  • You are about to enter a world where kingdoms are built on earth that moves, and skies are filled with fire.
  • A spectacular journey through the wonders of space and the mysteries of time, from the boundaries of the incredible to the borders of the impossible.
  • Its surface is barren. Its true strength hidden. Its foreboding desert conceals the power to fold space, to slow time, to send the mind where the body cannot go. It is the source of the ultimate power. It is the deadly battleground where a young leader will emerge to command an army of six million warriors against the tyrannical force that threatens to enslave the universe. It is the clash for the greatest prize of all... The planet called Dune.
  • It is a world where sandworms 1,000 feet long guard creation's greatest treasure
  • the spice that prolongs life. And enables the mind to fold space and slow time. Where a prophecy will be fulfilled. And a young leader with incredible powers will emerge to command an army of five million warriors in the final battle for control of a universe and its source of ultimate power. The planet called Dune.
  • A world beyond your experience, beyond your imagination.
  • A place beyond your dreams, A movie beyond your imagination.
  • The Motion Picture Event For 1984
Movie Quote(s):
  • Paul: Stilgar, do we have wormsign? Stilgar: Usul, we have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen.
  • Paul: We Fremen have a saying: "God created Arakis to train the faithful." One cannot go against the word of God.
  • Paul: You have no need for your weapons with me, Gurney Halleck.
  • Gurney Halleck: Behold, as a wild ass in the desert, go I forth to my work.
  • Paul: Father... father, the sleeper has awakened!
Movie Trivia:
  • Ridley Scott worked on bringing the film to the screen, but was unsuccessful. H.R. Giger (who worked with Scott on Alien (1979)) was hired as a production designer.
  • The inspiration for the design of the stillsuits was the medical textbook "Gray's Anatomy".
  • Two hundred workers spent two months hand-clearing three square miles of Mexican desert for location shooting.
  • One scene called for Duke Leto (Jürgen Prochnow) to be strapped to a black stretcher and drugged. During one take, a high-powered bulb positioned above Prochnow exploded due to heat, raining down molten glass. Remarkably, Prochnow was able to free himself from the stretcher, moments before glass fused itself to the place he had been strapped. During the filming of the dream sequence, the Baron (Kenneth McMillan) approached Leto, who had special apparatus attached to his face so that green smoke would emerge from his cheek when the Baron scratched it. Although thoroughly tested, the smoke gave Prochnow first and second degree burns on his cheek. This sequence appears on film in the released version.
  • The tendons visible when Paul hooks the worm were made from condoms.
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Keywords:
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