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Encyclopedia > Supernova (2000 film)
Supernova

UK DVD cover for Supernova
Directed by Walter Hill (credited as Thomas Lee)
Produced by Ash R. Shaw
Daniel Chuba
Jamie Dixon
Starring James Spader
Angela Bassett
Editing by Michael Schweiter
Melissa Kent
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists
Release date(s) 2000
Running time 1hr 27mins
Language English/French/German/Italian/Spanish
IMDb profile

Supernova was a 2000 science fiction film, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists. The film was written by David C. Wilson, William Malone and Daniel Chuba and directed by Walter Hill, credited as "Thomas Lee." Walter Hill (born California 1942) is a prominent American film director. ... Alan Smithee, Allen Smithee, Alan Smythee, and Adam Smithee are pseudonyms used between 1968 and 1999 by Hollywood film directors who wanted to be dissociated from a film for which they no longer wanted credit. ... Jamie Dixon Jamie Dixon (b. ... James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor best known for his eccentric roles in movies such as sex, lies, and videotape (for which he won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival), Stargate, and Secretary. ... Angela Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe winning American actress. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... Poster for 2001: A Space Odyssey, an archetypal science fiction film Science fiction film is a film genre that uses speculative, science-based depictions of imaginary phenomena such as extra-terrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, and time travel, often along with technological elements such as futuristic spacecraft, robots, or other technologies. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s). ... Walter Hill (born California 1942) is a prominent American film director. ...


Though Hill was chiefly responsible for principal photography, Jack Sholder directed some reshoots, and Francis Ford Coppola was called in to supervise re-editing to try to produce a releasable film. "Thomas Lee" was chosen as a directorial pseudonym for release, as the name Alan Smithee had become too well-known as a badge of a film being disowned by its makers. Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Alan Smithee, Allen Smithee, Alan Smythee, and Adam Smithee are pseudonyms used between 1968 and 1999 by Hollywood film directors who wanted to be dissociated from a film for which they no longer wanted credit. ...


The cast featured James Spader as Nick Vanzant, Angela Bassett as Kaela Evers, Robert Forster as A.J. Marley, Lou Diamond Phillips as Yerzy Penalosa, Peter Facinelli as Karl Larson, Robin Tunney as Danika Lund, and Wilson Cruz as Benjamin Sotomejor. This movie was shot by cinematographer Lloyd Ahern and scored by composers David C. Williams and Burkhard Dallwitz. James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor best known for his eccentric roles in movies such as sex, lies, and videotape (for which he won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival), Stargate, and Secretary. ... Angela Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe winning American actress. ... Robert Forster (born July 13, 1941) is an American actor. ... Phillips in August 1987. ... A publicity photograph of Peter Facinelli. ... Robin Tunney (born on June 19, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress of stage, television and film. ... Wilson Cruz (born December 27, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an openly gay Puerto Rican-American actor. ...


Supernova received a MPAA rating of PG-13, and was filmed in color with DTS sound. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ...


Plot summary

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

In the distant future, a medical spaceship called the Nightingale 229 encounters a distress call, and jumps through about 4,000 light-years to a dying star's system. There the crew finds a strange survivor with a mysterious alien artifact. A light-year, symbol ly, is the distance light travels in one year: exactly 9. ...


The survivor starts to kill the ship's crew and sabotage the ship, and the artifact turns out to be a doomsday device made of 9th-dimensional matter.

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