The explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled by Dr. Hans Reinhardt and his monstrous robot companion, Maximillian. But the initial wonderment and awe the Palomino crew feel for the ship and its resistance to the power of the black hole turn to horror as they uncover Reinhardt's plans.

  1. Gerry Day


  2. Gary Nelson


  3. Jeb Rosebrook


  4. Bob Barbash


Top Billed Cast

  1. Maximilian Schell

    Maximilian Schell

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt

  2. Anthony Perkins

    Anthony Perkins

    Dr. Alex Durant

  3. Robert Forster

    Robert Forster

    Capt. Dan Holland

  4. Joseph Bottoms

    Joseph Bottoms

    Lt. Charles Pizer

  5. Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine

    Harry Booth

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The Black Hole
The Black Hole


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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 18, 1979


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget $20,000,000.00

Revenue $35,841,901.00

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