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.

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  1. Jeb Rosebrook


  2. Gerry Day


  3. Gary Nelson


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  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

  6. Yvette Mimieux

    Yvette Mimieux

    Dr. Kate McCrae

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget $20,000,000.00

Revenue $35,841,901.00

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Release Information

  • December 18, 1979
    PG, Theatrical



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