Dune (1984)

5.08
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2h 17m
Running Time

December 14, 1984
Release Date

Dune (1984)

5.08
/ 10
12 User Ratings
2h 17m
Running Time

December 14, 1984
Release Date

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Dino De Laurentiis Company
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Plot.

In the year 10,191, the most precious substance in the universe is the spice Melange. The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness. The spice is vital to space travel. The spice exists on only one planet in the entire universe, the vast desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune. Its native inhabitants, the Fremen, have long held a prophecy that a man would come, a messiah who would lead them to true freedom.

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This Movie Is About.

monster · 
incest · 
dystopia · 
invasion · 
witch · 
conflict · 
explosion · 
lies · 
prophecy · 
future · 
drugs · 
desert · 
epic · 
army · 
empire · 
steampunk · 
execution · 
baron · 
rebellion · 
jihad · 
messiah · 
galaxy · 
emperor · 
space war · 
mutation · 
duke · 
telepathy · 
traitor · 
spice · 

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Details.

Release Date
December 14, 1984

Status
Released

Running Time
2h 17m

Content Rating
PG-13

Budget
$40,000,000

Box Office
$30,982,607

Filming Locations
California · Arizona, United States of America · Mexico

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Dune is a 1984 American epic space opera film written and directed by David Lynch and based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel Dune. It was filmed at the Churubusco Studios in Mexico City and the soundtrack includes the rock band Toto. Its large ensemble cast includes Kyle MacLachlan's film debut as young nobleman Paul Atreides, Patrick Stewart, Brad Dourif, Dean Stockwell, Virginia Madsen, José Ferrer, Sting, Linda Hunt, and Max von Sydow.

The setting is the distant future, chronicling the conflict between rival noble families as they battle for control of the extremely harsh desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune. The planet is the only source of the drug melange (spice), which allows prescience and is vital to space travel, making it the most essential and valuable commodity in the universe. Paul Atreides is the scion and heir of a powerful noble family, whose inheritance of control over Arrakis brings them into conflict with its former overlords, House Harkonnen. Paul is also possibly the Kwisatz Haderach, a messianic figure expected by the Bene Gesserit sisterhood.

After the novel's initial success, attempts to adapt Dune as a film began in 1971. A lengthy process of development followed throughout the 1970s, during which Arthur P. Jacobs, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Ridley Scott unsuccessfully tried to bring their visions to the screen. In 1981, executive producer Dino De Laurentiis hired Lynch as director.

The film was a box-office bomb, grossing $30.9 million from a $40–42 million budget. At least four versions have been released worldwide. Lynch largely disowned the finished film and had his name removed or changed to pseudonyms for certain versions. The film has developed a cult following, but opinion varies between fans of the novel and fans of Lynch's films.

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