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Bio-Dome (1996)

Bio-Dome (1996)




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The "slobs versus snobs" formula of lowbrow comedy gets a twist in this mindless Pauly Shore vehicle that pits slobs against scientists. Shore plays Bud Macintosh, a Tucson, Arizona, slacker and junior college student. Bud and his best pal Doyle Johnson (Stephen Baldwin), have just suffered the humiliation of being dumped by their girlfriends when they stumble into what they think is a new mall. However, the facility is a scientific research laboratory known as a bio-dome, a self-sustaining habitat in which five scientists, led by Dr. Noah Faulkner (William Atherton), are to conduct experiments. The catch is that the bio-dome has just been sealed for a year and cannot be opened. As their twelve months pass, Bud and Doyle with their amorous behavior and toilet humor are a constant source of irritation and annoyance to the legitimate residents, but they find romance and eventually get an unexpected chance to prove themselves.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Scott Marcano, Kip Koenig, Adam Leff, Jason Blumenthal, Mitchell Peck
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 16, 2002
MGM/United Artists

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William Atherton
as Dr. Faulkner
Joey Adams
as Monique
Henry Gibson
as William Leaky
Kylie Minogue
as Petra Von Kant
Dara Tomanovich
as Mimi Simkins
Patricia Hearst
as Doyle's Mother
Kevin West
as T.C. Romulus
Denise Dowse
as Olivia Biggs
Roger Clinton
as Professor Bloom
Robbie Thibaut Jr.
as Young Doyle
Adam Weisman
as Young Bud
Butch McCain
as Reporter Joachim Wes...
Jack Black
as Tenacious D
Kyle Gass
as Tenacious D
as Drummer
Joe Sib
as Singer
Soda Pop
as Guitarist
Molly Bryant
as Bio-Dome Technician
Ben McCain
as Anchor Aries West
Katherine Kousi
as Vigilante
Elizabeth Guber
as Vigilante
Chloé Hult
as Vigilante
Phil LaMarr
as Assistant
Paul Eiding
as Assistant
Andy Lucchesi
as SWAT Guy
Cecile Krevoy
as Woman in Bandstand
Jordan Mayerson
as Kid Tourist
Jason Davis
as Kid Tourist
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Critic Reviews for Bio-Dome

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

Despite the advances humankind has made since dragging itself out of the primordial ooze, Shore is a successful comedian.

Full Review… | August 4, 2009
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Even with the low expectations any reasonable viewer brings to a Shore flick, this rates only stupid-plus.

Full Review… | August 4, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

It's not by any means inspired madness.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Inept in almost every respect.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

America faces the very real prospect that Pauly Shore is the most annoying comic alive.

Full Review… | August 1, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A spoof of eco-consciousness starring one-man toxic spill Pauly Shore.

Full Review… | August 1, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Bio-Dome

Bio-Dome is one of the last "major" films starring Pauly Shore, and it's no secret as to why he faded after this piece of trash. When Pauly Shore first started out, he did bring a few laughs. Encino Man and Son in Law were decent comedies. After that, Pauly became so repetitive and unfunny so fast that it's no wonder that he's in the where are they now file. This film is stupid, dimwitted, excrutiatingly painful to watch. Bio-Dome is a poorly made comedy with no laughs whatsoever, there's only one chuckle to be had in the film. The film insults the intellect and has nothing good whatsoever going on to interest the viewer. The film sucks, the characters terrible, and worst, some good talent chose to be in this film. Signing on to do a Pauly Shore film is the nail in the coffin to many up and coming actors. Just look at Stephen Baldwin, this film ended his career. Bio-Dome is the perfect example of a film that should've never been made in the first place. The film misses the mark on so many levels and can only be described as a really bad comedy and film overall. This film sucks. It's no wonder why Pauly Shore's career went downhill from here. There's only so much one can do, and his gimmick became old after two films. Avoid this film.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Cute but I'll pass on seconds.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

ahhhhh pauly shore.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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