In the distant year of 10191, all the planets of the known Universe are under the control of Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV and the most important commodity in the Universe is a substance called the spice "MELANGE" which is said to have the power of extending life, expanding the consciousness and even to "fold space" ; being able to travel to any distance without physically moving. This spice "MELANGE" is said to only be produced in the desert planet of Arrakis, where the FREMEN people have the prophecy of a man who will lead them to true freedom. This "desert planet"of Arrakis is also known as DUNE. A secret report of the space "GUILD" talks about some circumstances and plans that could jeopardize the production of "SPICE" with four planets involved: ARRAKIS, CALADAN, GIEDI PRIME and KAITAIN, a world at least visually very alike to Earth and house of the Emperor of the known Universe.
Leonardo Cimino....The Baron's Doctor
Brad Dourif....Piter De Vries
José Ferrer....Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV
Linda Hunt....Shadout Mapes
Freddie Jones....Thufir Hawat
Richard Jordan....Duncan Idaho
Kyle MacLachlan....Paul Atreides
Virginia Madsen....Princess Irulan
Silvana Mangano....Reverend Mother Ramallo
Kenneth McMillan....Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Siân Phillips....Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam (as Sian Phillips)
Jürgen Prochnow....Duke Leto Atreides
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.