The Black Hole

The Black Hole

Gary Nelson (1979)

97min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It seems strange now, but there was a time in the 1970s when Disney seemed to have lost its magic touch, and this unwieldy sci-fi epic didn't really succeed in halting the decline of the period. It's actually not too bad, boasting some stunning special effects and an intriguing story about a disturbed scientist (Maximilian Schell) who is about to go boldly where no man has been before - into a black hole in space. The cast is dependable - Anthony Perkins, Ernest Borgnine, Yvette Mimieux - but it's all a bit staid. And the robots just seem to be annoying versions of C-3P0 and R2-D2 from Star Wars.

Summary

An intergalactic research team is lulled into a false sense of security by a mad scientist planning to explore a collapsed star - and attacked by his army of deadly androids. Sci-fi adventure, starring Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins and Ernest Borgnine, with Roddy McDowall providing the voice of the heroes' robot companion.

Cast & Crew

Dr Hans Reinhardt Maximilian Schell
Dr Alex Durant Anthony Perkins
Captain Dan Holland Robert Forster
Lieutenant Charles Pizer Joseph Bottoms
Dr Kate McCrae Yvette Mimieux
Harry Booth Ernest Borgnine
Captain STAR Tommy McLoughlin
VINCent Roddy McDowall
BOB Slim Pickens
Director Gary Nelson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company LtdGuidance: Edited for flashing images. Available on: video and DVD
Drama