Dune (1984) - full transcript

In the far future, a duke and his family are sent by the Emperor to a sand world from which comes a spice that is essential for interstellar travel. The move is designed to destroy the duke and his family, but his son escapes and seeks revenge as he uses the world's ecology as one of his weapons.

foodval.com - stop by if you're interested in the nutritional composition of food
In the year 6041,

before the reign of the Padishah Emperors,

the Universe was ruled by
thinking machines with human minds.

Computers and conscious robots.

The people deteriorated
into a state of apathy.

Then they became victims and slaves
of other men with machines.

Finally came the Great Revolt,

the religious crusade against the machines.

After the Great Revolt,

human beings were forced
to develop their minds.

Thus mental training schools
were established.

These schools would change
the history of the Universe.

Only two of these ancient
mental training schools remain.

One is the Bene Gesserit school,

which was established
primarily for female students.

The function of the Bene Gesserit school

is to carry on a selective
breeding program among humans.

Now, the other existing school,

the Spacing Guild, or the Guild,

emphasizes pure mathematics.

The Guild's Space Navigators,

through the use of the orange spice drug,

are able to fold space.

That is, to guide spaceships

without moving from one planet to another.

It is through the Guild's monopolies

on the economic life of the Universe

that makes it so powerful.

Know then

that it is the year 10192.

The Known Universe is ruled by

the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV.

For many years,

the Emperor Shaddam IV
has ruled on planet Kaitain

over all the great houses of the Landsraad.

The great houses of the Landsraad

are members of the royal families,

who rule or govern over the
major planets of the Universe

according to the ancient
feudal system of government.

Two of the great houses
of the Landsraad are

the House of Atreides
on planet Caladan

ruled by Duke Leto Atreides

and the House of Harkonnen
on the planet Giedi Prime

ruled by the Baron
Vladimir Harkonnen.

In this time,

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.

CHOAM company controls
the mining of the spice.

The CHOAM company is controlled

by the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV

and the great houses of the Landsraad

with the Guild and the Bene
Gesserit as silent partners.

This combine is the key to the wealth

and political power of the Universe.

It is the Emperor Shaddam IV

who dispenses CHOAM
directorships and contracts

to the various great houses
of the Landsraad.

The spice exists on only one planet
in the entire Universe.

A desolate, dry planet with vast deserts.

The planet Dune, also known as Arrakis.

Up until this time,
the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen

has held a directorship
from the Emperor Shaddam IV,

giving him a contract to mine
the spice on planet Arrakis.

The Baron Vladimir,
with his two nephews,

the Count Rabban and Feyd Harkonnen,

live on the planet Giedi Prime.

The planet Caladan is ruled
by Duke Leto Atreides,

cousin to the Emperor Shaddam IV.

He resides in the ancient Castle Caladan

with the Bene Gesserit
Lady Jessica, and their son,

the ducal heir, Paul Atreides.

The Emperor, fearful of the
Duke's increasing popularity

among the great houses
of the Landsraad

has conspired with the Duke's
mortal enemies,

the Harkonnens, to destroy
the House of Atreides.

A secret report within the Guild...

"Four planets have come
to our attention regarding a plot,

"which could jeopardize
the spice production.

"Planet Arrakis:
Source of the spice.

"Planet Caladan:
Home of House Atreides.

"Planet Giedi Prime:
Home of House Harkonnen.

"Planet Kaitain: Home of the
Emperor of the Known Universe.

"Send a third-stage
Guild Navigator to Kaitain

"to demand details from the Emperor.

"The spice must flow."


Irulan, you must leave.

Why does the Guild send
a third-stage Navigator here?

The spice.

It has to be.

He senses my plan.

My lord, the Reverend Mother is here.

All entrance corridors and
chambers have been cleared.

We are dismissed?

Yes, yes, he'll sense the least surveillance.

No eavesdropping of any kind.

A third-stage Guild Navigator
will be here within minutes.

We felt his presence.

I shall want telepathy during his visit

and a report when we're finished.

Their minds are so...

They move in strange directions.


Forced spice evolution with
humans changes many things.

I must sit close to him.

He will not permit anyone
but me to see him.

You must be outside this room.

I am your Truthsayer, my lord.

He's here, my lord.

The Bene Gesserit witch must leave.

Leave us.

Yes, my lord.

We are alone.

We have just folded space from Ix.


How was your journey?

Many machines on Ix.

New machines.



Better than those on Richese.

You are transparent.

I see many things.

I see plans within plans.

Is there a problem?

Usually there's a problem
when one of you makes a visit.

The answer is within the problem.

I see two great houses,

House Atreides,
House Harkonnen feuding.

I see you behind it.


You must share with us.

Duke Atreides' House
is building a secret army

using a technique unknown to us.

A technique involving sound.

The Duke is becoming
more popular in the Landsraad.

He could threaten me.

I have ordered Duke Atreides
to occupy Arrakis to mine the spice,

thus replacing their enemies,
the Baron Harkonnen.

The Duke will not refuse,
because of the tremendous power

they think they will gain.

Then, at an appointed time,

Baron Harkonnen will return to Arrakis

and launch a sneak attack
on Duke Atreides.

I have promised the Baron

five legions of my Sardaukar terror troops.

So, the Harkonnens will
rid you of House Atreides.


Listen to me. The spice must flow.

The spice has given me accelerated
evolution for 4,000 years.

It has enabled you to live 200.

It gives the Bene Gesserit sisterhoods

the metaphysical ability to see beyond.

You want superior powers.

Our power to fold space is in the spice.

Without us, your empire will be lost.

On isolated scattered planets,
you would be lost.

One small point.

Here it comes.

We, ourselves, foresee a slight problem

within the House Atreides.

Paul. Paul Atreides.

You mean, of course,
Duke Leto Atreides, his father?

I mean Paul Atreides.

We want him killed.

I did not say this.

I am not here.

I understand.

Why would they want the Duke's son killed?


They fear that putting House Atreides
on Arrakis will hurt spice production.

For us,

a small amount is enough
to greatly extend our lives.

But they consume tremendous quantities.

A great deal is needed
to evolve the seeing eye.

They worry.

The Universe worries when they worry.

What else?

So much was unclear.

You may go, Helen Mohiam,

Bene Gesserit.

Yes, my lord.

She's Bene Gesserit.

There's nowhere in the Universe
you can escape them.

Her loyalty to the sisterhood is
stronger than her loyalty to me.

Watch her carefully.

Why would they want the Duke's son killed?

We must have a look at Paul Atreides.

On Caladan.

I mean Paul Atreides.

We want him killed.

Why would they want the Duke's son killed?

We must have a look at Paul Atreides.

On Caladan.

The powerful Bene Gesserit sisterhood,

for 90 generations,

has been manipulating bloodlines

to produce the Kwisatz Haderach.

A super being.

On Caladan, Jessica,

a member of the sisterhood
and the bound concubine

of Duke Leto Atreides

had been ordered to bear only daughters.

Because of her love for the Duke,

she disobeyed and gave
birth to a son, Paul.

Paul Atreides.

Here we are now. Caladan.

And 19 light-years beyond.

Beyond Bene Tleilax.

The training planet of the Mentats,

the human computers.

Know a Mentat by his red-stained lips.

There, Arrakis.

Spice Mining.

Carryalls lower the harvester to the sand,

and lift it off to safety
when a worm attacks.

Worms attack all rhythmic vibrations.

Weather. See storms. No Precipitation.

Never one drop of rain on Arrakis.

And the Harkonnens are near. There.

Giedi Prime and the Baron Harkonnen.

The enemy.

Saguaro, burrow bush,

creosote bush, barrel cactus...

The beginning is a very delicate time.

Know then, that it is the year 10191.

Gurney Halleck, a troubadour-warrior,

is companion and teacher to Paul Atreides.

Dr. Wellington Yueh,

Royal Physician to the House of Atreides.

He wears the diamond tattoo of
imperial conditioning on his forehead.

This signifies that he has had
the highest conditioning

against taking human life.

Therefore, this makes him safe enough
to attend to even an emperor.

The spice is vital to space travel.

The Spacing Guild...

Among those who serve
Duke Leto Atreides

is Thufir Hawat,

Mentat Master of Assassins
to the House of Atreides.

A Mentat is a human being
who is trained and conditioned

for supreme accomplishments of logic.

A human computer to perform certain duties.

I know, Thufir, I'm sitting
with my back to the door.

I heard you, Doctor Yueh,

and Gurney coming down the hall.

Those sounds

could be imitated!

I'd know the difference.

Yes. Perhaps he would at that.

My father sent you to test me.

Music, then?

No music.

I'm packing this for the crossing.

Shield practice.

Shield practice?

Gurney, we had practice this morning.

I'm not in the mood.

Not in the mood?

Mood's a thing for cattle and love play.

Not fighting!

I'm sorry, Gurney.

Not sorry enough.

What's wrong with Gurney?

He's not faking this.

Now, guard yourself for true!

Is this what you seek?


The slow blade penetrates the shield.

But... look down.

We'd have joined each other in death.

You did seem finally to get in the mood.

Would you really have drawn my blood?

If you'd have fought one whit
below your abilities,

I'd have given you a good scar
to remind you.

Things have been so serious here lately.

Soon we'll leave for Arrakis.

Arrakis is real.

The Harkonnens are real.

Doctor Yueh,

do you have any information
on the worms of Arrakis?

I've obtained a filmbook
of a small specimen.

Only 125 meters long.


There have been documented
sightings of worms

as large as 450 meters
in the deep desert.

That's far from where we'll be in Arrakeen.

The desert belt and the south polar
region are marked forbidden.

The storms and the worms.

Is it true that the sand can blow
at 700 km per hour?

It can render flesh into dust in minutes.

And these dry winds can also generate

tremendous amounts of static
electricity in the atmosphere.

Our body shields won't have enough power

to operate in the open air on Arrakis.

How do the Fremen survive there?

We don't know much about the Fremen.

They live in the deep desert,
some of them in the cities.

They have blue-within-blue eyes.

Oh, the eyes!


Saturation of the blood
by the spice melange.

Could the spice affect us in other ways?

Many dangers exist on Arrakis.

For one,

the Harkonnens would not have given up

their CHOAM Company contract so easily.

The Harkonnens are our enemies, yes.

But behind them, I suspect, is the Emperor.

You'll make a formidable Duke.

Now, remember,

the first step in avoiding a trap

is knowing of its existence.

I know. But if it is a trap,

then why are we going?

We have our new army.

Doctor Yueh,

put the weirding module on him.


Clear and lock the room.

Detachment, stand down.

Activate a fighter.

Make the range 2 meters.

Precise control.

It's not Duncan's style.

Nor mine.

That's his mother's influence.

Another member of the Duke's
household is Duncan Idaho,

friend and swordmaster to Paul Atreides.


Paul, I was just on my way
to say goodbye to you.

I have to go on ahead, alone,

I won't be seeing you for a while.

I wish you were coming with us. Why?

It's something for your father.

He wants to talk to you.

I'll see you on Arrakis.

May the hand of God be with you.

May the hand of God be with us all, Duncan.


Thank you for joining me, Paul.

It'll be good to get to our new home

and have all this upset behind us.

Thufir Hawat has served House
Atreides three generations.

He swears you are the finest
student he has ever taught.

Yueh, Gurney, and Duncan say the same.

Makes me feel very proud.

I want you to be proud of me.

I'll miss the sea.

But a person needs new experiences.

They jar something deep inside,

allowing him to grow.

Without change,

something sleeps inside us

and seldom awakens.

The sleeper must awaken.

Arrakis. Dune.

Desert Planet.

I will kill you.

The second moon.

Tell me of your home world, Usul.

I know she has come to test him.

No man has ever been tested with the box.

Tonight, I may lose my son.

Jessica, you were told to bear
only daughters to the Atreides.


It meant so much to him.

You thought only of
a Duke's desire for a son?

Desires don't come into this.

An Atreides daughter could have been wed

to a Harkonnen heir and sealed the breach.

We may lose both bloodlines now.

I vowed never to regret my decision.

I'll pay for all my own mistakes.

And your son will pay with you.

Is Arrakis...

Is it really so terrible on Arrakis?

My Duke...

You entered into this with full knowledge
of the delicate edge you walked.


I wish I could stand in your place

and take your sufferings.

But we must each of us take our own path.

I know.

I understand.

About Paul...

What you did and why you did it,
we both know.

But kindness forces me to tell you

there is little chance you will
be the Bene Gesserit totality.

However, I will observe him.

In a few minutes, Jessica,

your son will be proved
to be a living human being,

or he will be a dead animal.

He's here.

Arrakis. Dune,

Desert Planet.



We'll salvage what we can.

But I can tell you, dear God,

for the father, nothing.

For the father, nothing?

Did you really think you could
bear the Kwisatz Haderach?

The Universe's super being?

How dare you!

My greatest student.

And my greatest disappointment.

He's awake. He's listening to us.

Good! Ready yourself, young Paul Atreides.

I want to see you in your mother's
chambers in one-quarter of an hour.


This is very important.

Remember you are a duke's son.

Kwisatz Haderach? The super being?

For the father, nothing?

This is the Reverend Mother
Gaius Helen Mohiam.

She's going to observe you.



you know it must be done.

Your Reverence.

What does she fear?

What about my father?


listen to the Reverend Mother
and do what she tells you.

Now, you,

come here.

She's using the Voice.


Some strength there.


Come here!

Come here!

Come here!

Do you see this?

Put your right hand in the box.

What's in the box?



Put your hand in the box.

I hold at your neck the gom jabbar.

Don't pull away or you'll feel the poison.

A duke's son must know
about many poisons.

This one kills only animals.

Are you suggesting
a Duke's son is an animal?

Let us say,

I suggest you may be human.

Your awareness may be powerful
enough to control your instincts.

Your instinct will be

to remove your hand from the box.

If you do so,

you die.

You will feel

an itching


Now the itching becomes burning.

Heat upon heat upon heat.

- It burns.
- Silence, silence!

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind killer.

And fear is the little death
that brings total obliteration.

I will face my fear.

I will permit it to pass
over me and through me.

I must not fear.

- You feel the flesh crisping.
- Fear is the mind killer.

Fear is the little death that
brings total obliteration.

I will face my fear.

Flesh dropping off.

Fear is the little death.

I must not fear.

Fear is the little death.


The pain!

No! Enough!

Kull Wahad!

No woman child ever withstood that much.

Take your hand out of the box
and look at it, young human.

Do it!

Pain by nerve induction.

A human can resist any pain.

Our test is crisis and observation.

I see the truth of it.

Could he be the one?


But will he be ours to control?

You know when people speak the truth?

I know it.

Your mother wants you
to tell me about your dreams.

I only want to know one thing.

Do they come true?

Not all of them.

I know which ones will.

Perhaps you are the Kwisatz Haderach.

What is that?

The person who can be
many places at once.

The one who bridges time and space.

He will look where we cannot.

Do you know of the Water of Life?

The bile from the newborn worms of Arrakis?

I have heard of it.

It is very dangerous.

The Bene Gesserit sisterhood
use it to see within.

There is a place

terrifying to us,

to women.

It is said

a man will come.

The Kwisatz Haderach.

He will go where we cannot.

Many men have tried.

They tried and failed?

They tried and died.


My son lives!

I sense your teachings in him.

Ignore the regular order of training.

His safety requires the Voice.

I've heard enough of my safety.

What about my father?

I heard your talking.

You speak as if he were dead.
Well, he's not!

- Paul!
- But he's not!

And he won't die. Tell me he won't die.

What can be done has been done.

Mother, tell me!

The Voice could save you.

The Baron Harkonnen sent
Duke Leto a gesture of peace.

No way would the Duke
forego the art of Kanly,

as vendetta was known.

This then, is the Duke's response
as he sat writing at his desk...

"Your offer of a meeting is refused.

"I have ofttimes met your treachery,
and this all men know.

"The art of Kanly still has
its admirers in the empire."

Then he signed it, "Duke Leto of Arrakis",

knowing full well that
this would annoy the Baron.

With his ducal signet ring,

the Duke put the seal of the House
of Atreides under his signature,

"Duke Leto of Arrakis."


Soon the Baron would have his answer.

Among those who serve
the Baron is Piter De Vries,

Mentat Master of Assassins.

Mentat Piter De Vries.

Message for Mentat Piter De Vries.

The Baron is impatient for Leto's reply.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

It is by the juice of Sapho
that thoughts acquire speed,

that lips acquire stains,
that stains become a warning.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

It is by the juice of Sapho
that thoughts acquire speed,

that lips acquire stains,
that stains become a warning.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

My lord.


The Atreides will be leaving
Caladan soon, Baron,

and I have here your answer
from Duke Leto.

What does Leto say, Piter?

He wishes to inform you that vendetta,

as he puts it, using the ancient tongue,

the art of Kanly, is still alive.

He does not wish to
meet or speak with you.

I've made my peace gesture.

The forms of Kanly have been obeyed!

Bring in Feyd and Rabban.

As you instructed me,

I have enlightened your nephews

concerning my plan--

My plan!

The plan to crush the Atreides.



Go quietly.

No other great house of the Landsraad

must ever know of the
Emperor's aid to the Baron.

The entire Landsraad
would turn against the Baron

and the Emperor.

I will have Arrakis back for myself!

He who controls the spice,
controls the Universe!

And what Piter did not tell you

is we have control of someone
who is very close,

very close to Duke Leto.

This person, this traitor,

will be worth more to us
than 10 legions of Sardaukar.

And who is this traitor?

I won't tell you who the traitor is,

or when we'll attack.


the Duke will die before
these eyes and he'll know,

he'll know that it is I,

Baron Vladimir Harkonnen,
who encompasses his doom!

I once told you a daughter would
be conceived at a time of parting.

I remember.

Conceived in love at a time of parting.

Arrakis is a hostile world though.

I must be sure you want this.

It has to be tonight

under these influences.

I could hear you with the wind.

And I whispered yes.

And I whispered...

"I love you."

Soon they will begin to fold space.

Far off in the control rooms
of the spice gas.

Traveling without moving.

And now,

the prophecy.

One will come.

The voice from the outer world.

Bringing the Holy War,

the Jihad.

Which will cleanse the Universe

and bring us out of darkness.

Hidden away within the rocks
of these deserts on Arrakis

are a people known as the Fremen.

These people, the Fremen,

have long held a prophecy
that a super being

a male child of a Bene Gesserit

with great mental powers and courage,

the Kwisatz Haderach,

will come and lead them to true freedom.

Mother and the son.

House Atreides took control of Arrakis,

63 standard days into the year 10191.

It was known that the Harkonnens,

the former rulers of Arrakis

would leave many suicide troops behind.

Atreides' patrols were doubled.


The Fremen have sent
a message to you, Sire.

Have you read this?

No, I was instructed it was for you.

It says...

"A column of smoke by day,

"a pillar of fire by night."

A warning.

An obscure one, at best.

What have you discovered
about the Fremen, Duncan?

Tell me.

Why haven't we heard from you?

My lord, I suspect so much.

I think they are the allies we seek.

They are strong, fierce.

They do not give their loyalty
easily or quickly.

As you know,

the Imperium has never been able
to take a census of the Fremen.

Everyone thinks that there are but few
wandering here and there in the desert.

My lord,

I suspect an incredible secret
has been kept on this planet.

That the Fremen exist in vast numbers.


And it is they who control Arrakis.

Each trooper will be charged
with responsibility for preserving water.

Our existence as an operating army depends
on these following water-saving procedures.

Remember, water is life.

Why is the shield not yet up?

Sir, we found and removed
another sabotage device.

I think it'll go up now, sir.

They're finding these
sabotage devices too easily.

House shield activating.

My lady, the local people,

the maids and servants,
await your inspection.

Hawat has cleared them.

Excuse me, my lady.

The Harkonnens may have
tampered with them medically.

When you said Harkonnens,

I didn't know you had so
much reason to hate them.

Well, my wife...

But, of course, you didn't know my wife.

The Har...

Forgive me.

They must have killed her.

Please excuse me if I can't talk about it.

He's holding something back.

Yet, there's the Imperial conditioning.

Assurance of trust.

The Bene Gesserit mother, the legend.

Where is your son?

I must warn you. You are in great danger.

My message, it's here.

There are more enemy bodies coming in
for your inspection, Doctor Yueh.

Are you all right?

Yes, I'm fine.

Thank you, Thufir.

One carryall handles
four spice mining teams.

However, it will fly only
two harvesters at a time.

Today, we have 930 harvesters

and 981 carryalls.



The second moon.

The sleeper must awaken.

Am I the one?

A hunter-seeker!

It can't get me if I don't move.

It's too dark in here for it to see clearly.

I've got to try to grab it.

The suspensor field will make it
slippery on the bottom.

I must grip it tightly.

Who is operating that thing?

It has to be someone in the palace.

I could shout for help,

but it would kill whoever opened the door.

Hold still.

It would have killed me.

I was its target. It went to the motion.

Who are you?

I am the Shadout Mapes,

the housekeeper.

I must cleanse the way between us.

You saved my life,

and we Fremen pay our debts.

A Fremen.

It is known to us that
you've a traitor in your midst.

Who it is,we cannot say.

But we are certain of it.

A traitor.

Set up a sonar probe immediately.


Did you find anything?

Nothing yet.

Keep looking.

And the traitor? God help us.

My lord...

Again, my lord, I wish to
tender my resignation.

Silence, Thufir. Stop acting the fool.

I told you yesterday!

If you made a mistake,

it wasn't overestimating the Harkonnens.

Their simple minds came up
with a simple trick.

Paul survived this largely
because of your training.

You didn't fare bad.

Sit down, Thufir.

My lord.


where is this traitor?

I know you've cleared everyone,

especially those close to us.

But recheck and find him.

They have tried to take the life of my son.

Sector 6 through 80 progress reports, Sire.

Take it, Thufir.

Sector 680, copy the 6th, the
summit, the 8th, quadrant over

the 9th plus 84 circles, weave
the 80 and call the 4th. Copy.

8. Thufir Tawat, Mentat,
Master of assassins.

The palace is now secure.

The city of Arrakeen is under martial law.

We have troops here
headquartered underground

on sub-floors 6 through 10.

The rest of the troops
are stationed in Arrakeen

and we have some on the airfield.

Our new army is still in training,

but everything, everything is shielded.

And with this shielding
we are impenetrable.



Dr. Kynes is waiting.

He is the Emperor's Judge of the Change

monitoring the evacuation
of the Harkonnens

and our taking control.

He plans on taking you

on an inspection
of the spice mining operation.

Now, he may or may not

be sympathetic to our cause.

But, Sire,

with the attempt on the young master,

I am against your leaving the palace.

The attempt failed.

Harkonnen captives
have already been taken.

We must crush the Harkonnen
machine on Arrakis.

You all know what to do!

Gurney, we desperately
need more spice miners.

Many are threatening to leave
on the next shuttle.

We need spice drivers,
weather scanners, dunemen.

Any with open sand experience.

You must persuade them to enlist with us.

"They shall come all for violence."

"Their faces shall sup up as the east wind."

"And they will gather
the captivity of the sand."

Very moving, Gurney.

On your way.

And take care of Doctor Kynes
until Paul and I arrive.

We will not be prisoners here in this place.

Behold, as a wild ass in the desert
go I forth to my work.


I am the Shadout Mapes.

Your housekeeper, noble-born.

What are your orders?

You may refer to me as "my lady".

I'm not noble-born.

I'm the bound concubine of Duke Leto,

mother of the heir designate.


That's an ancient word.

You know the ancient tongues?

I know many things.

I know you came prepared for violence

with a weapon in your bodice.

My lady,

the weapon was sent as a gift,

if you should prove to be the one.

And the means of my death

should I prove otherwise.

My lady,

when one has lived with prophecy
for so long,

the moment of revelation is a shock.

Duke Leto is now here.

Spice mining inspection
to start immediately.

So, you are Doctor Kynes.

The Judge of the Change.

And the Imperial Ecologist, Sire.

Our intelligence informs us

that there's still a strong
Harkonnen presence.

The process of removal continues.

This is my son, Paul.

Are you a Fremen?

I've been on Arrakis

in the service of the Emperor
long enough for my eyes to change.

In the service of the Emperor.

We are in your hands, Doctor.

Your gift of the stillsuits
is much appreciated.

Would you give us an explanation
of their workings?

Well, this is a stillsuit
of Fremen manufacture,

the most efficient type on Arrakis.


It's all right, Gurney.

Yes, Sire.

Basically, it's a high-efficiency filter

and heat exchange system.

Perspiration passes through the first layer

and is gathered in the second,

where salt is separated.

Breathing and walking
provide the pumping action.

The reclaimed water
circulates to catch pockets,

from which you can drink through this tube

around your neck.

Urine and feces are processed
in the thigh pads.

Should you be in the open desert,

remember to breathe
in through your mouth

and out through this nose tube.

With a Fremen suit in
good working condition,

life can be sustained for weeks,

even in the deep desert, Sire.

My thanks.

With your permission.

You've worn a stillsuit before.


Your suit is fitted desert fashion.

Who told you how to do that?

No one.

It seemed the proper way.

That it is.

He shall know your ways
as if born to them.

We're wasting time, Sire.

Air speed, 0-5.

Ambient temperature,
300 degrees Kelvin.

Air speed, 2-0.

Ether bender, 75% efficiency.

That's where I told your sandmaster
to concentrate the harvesting today.

Southeast, over the Shield Wall.

Ambient temperature,
350 degrees Kelvin.

Air speed, 1-3-0.

Caution. You've now cleared

protective Shield Wall
and entered open desert.

Will we see a worm?

Where there is spice and spice mining,
there are always worms.

- Always?
- Always.

Why do they come?

To protect their territory.

Vibrations attract them.

He must be a Fremen or in with them.

He's studying us.

He's hiding something about the spice.

Is there a relationship between
the worms and the spice?

As I said, they defend the spice sands.

As to their relationship with the spice,

who knows?

Dust cloud ahead, Sire.

That's it. Spice mining.

No other cloud quite like it.

See the spotters over it?

They're watching for wormsign,

the telltale sand waves.

Seismic probes on the surface, too, Sire.

Worms can travel too deep
for their waves to show.

Looks like a good patch of spice.


Is it wormsign?

Yes. Worm. Big one.

You've got sharp eyes. May I?

Calling Harvester Pad 9. Wormsign.

Who calls Pad 9?

Don't mention the Duke.

This is an un-coded channel.

Unlisted flight northeast of you.

Wormsign on intercept course.

Estimated contact, 15 minutes.

Have sighting confirmed.
Stand by for a fix.

Contact in 16 minutes minus.

Very precise estimate.

Who's on that unlisted flight?

What happens now?

The carryall will come
and lift off the spice harvester.

Try to get in close over the harvester.

You'll find this interesting, Sire.

They work until the very last minute.

Spotter control, there's
no sign of the carryall.

It isn't answering.

The worm is 8 minutes away, Sire.

Spotter control, give me
a report by the numbers.

- Report 1.
- No contact.

- Report 2.
- Negative.

- Report 3.
- Negative, Sire.

- Report 4.
- No contact. Repeat, no contact.

I think they've got our carryall.

Damn it! Harkonnens.

We're coming down to
take you off the harvester.

All spotters are ordered to comply.

Ordered by whom?

Duke Leto Atreides.

Yes. Yes, Sire.

How many men do you have?

Full crew, 26 men.

But, Sire, we can't leave all this spice.

Damn the spice!

Get out of there!

Two men in each of the spotters!

You, over here!



I can't see him yet, but he is very close now.

Damn sloppy! Really damn sloppy!

Come on, boys. Come on!

We're going to be heavy, Sire.


Pure unrefined spice.

Here he is! We've got to go!

Bless the Maker and his water.

Bless the coming and going of Him.

May His passing cleanse the world.

What's that you're saying?


Gods, what a monster!

Someone is going to pay for this, I promise.

He's more concerned
over his men than the spice.

I must admit,
against all better judgment,

I like this Duke.

Dr. Kynes,

being in the employ of the Emperor,
as you are,

perhaps it isn't wise for you to
associate too closely with us Atreides.

On the contrary,

I feel very comfortable here.

Remember how precious water is here.

It was a token of respect.

Are you enlisting with us?

You see through to the truth of the thing, Sire.

That means a dual alliance.

He's in with the Emperor.

A dual alliance, yes.

But not with the Emperor.

The Fremen.

Then let water be a bond between us.

Duke Leto's signet ring

has come to represent
power and good fortune

to Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
and many others.

The Baron has sworn to destroy
the House of Atreides

and steal the ducal ring for himself.

Sorry you have to sleep so far underground,

but we can't take any chances.

I see you're studying.

Knowledge is strength.

Yes, so said Thufir Hawat.

One must have more than that to hold
Arrakis against our many enemies.

Much more.




If anything should happen to me...

Father, nothing's going to happen.


But if it should...


Unknown objects on screen.

We are attempting to identify.

I'll be back, son.

Sleep well, my son.



Jessica, what is wrong?

Forgive me, my beloved concubine.

I should have married you.

Why hold a dream to ascend to the
throne through a political marriage?

I should have married you.

What happened?


He sabotaged the house generators.

We are wide open!

House shield deactivating.

I've destroyed the new army's
weirding modules.

I've brought House Atreides down.


I wish to kill a man.

Not you, my dear duke.

You were already dead.

But you'll get close to the Baron
before you die.

You'll be tied and drugged,
but you can still attack.

You can still attack!

When you see the Baron,

you'll have a new poison gas tooth.

He'll want you close,
so he can gloat over you.

One bite on this tooth
and a strong exhale...

- Refuse.
- No, you mustn't!

Because, in return, I'll save
the lives of your Paul and Jessica.

For Paul.

When you see the Baron,
remember the tooth.

The tooth!

The tooth!

The weirding modules, destroyed!


We are approaching target area.

The bomb scopes are set.

The shield is down!

Open the doors!


Get that shield up!

The shield!

Man the planes.

Release the bombs.

Long live Duke Leto!

The drug was timed.

Dr. Yueh has been very valuable to us.

What a pity you must remain gagged.

We can't let ourselves be swayed

by your witch's voice, now, can we?

Leto, where are you?

Bring him here!

You've done a very good job.

He hardly feels a thing.

Open your mouth.

Open it. Open it!

You've done a good job, traitor.

They are alike, this mother and son.



The training they have had

beyond most people's imaginations.

Get up.

I leave them in your hands, Piter.

Goodbye, Jessica.

And goodbye to your sweet son.

We were ordered to kill them. So, kill them!

What are your orders, Piter?

Take them to the desert,
as the traitor suggested.

The worms will destroy the evidence.

Their bodies must never be found.

I knew Yueh's wife.

I was the one who broke
his Imperial conditioning.

I've thought of many pleasures with you.

It is perhaps better that you die

in the innards of a worm.

Desire clouds my reason.

That is not good.

That is bad.

They're down on this floor somewhere.

Down there.


Back! Keep him back from me!

You wish now to join your wife?

Is that it, traitor?

She lives?

You wish to join her?

Join her, then.

You think you've defeated me?

You think I don't know
what I've gained for my wife?

Take him away.


Where are they?

They're over the great desert.

Continue reconnaissance.

Yueh's sign.

He's left us stillsuits.

Don't touch my mother!

He's trying the Voice.

The Reverend Mother
said it could save him.

- Did you hear a noise from the little one?
- Huh?

I didn't hear anything.

The little one.

I'd like to have some fun before we kill her.

- Remove her gag.
- Excellent!

Remove her gag.

There's no need to fight over me.

...to fight over me.

A poisoned blade.

First cut my son's bonds.

...my son's bonds.

That's it.

That's it.

Oh, my God!

Duke Leto Atreides.

Someone's torn the insignia
off your uniform.

That's careless.

It was fate.

You don't say?


Duke Leto Atreides.

Where is the ducal signet ring?

I must have his ring.

The ring!

He was brought to us as is, my lord Baron.

You killed the doctor too soon, you fool!

The doctor, Yueh, what did he say?

Paul and Jessica safe.

Yes. The tooth!

He's coming around, Baron.

Where's your ring?


You do not answer?

Wait! Wait!

You must come closer.

The water of my life

for Paul.

He's crying. He's crying!

What does that mean, Piter?

Come closer, Baron.




Leto, he's dead!

Oh, he's dead!

I know.

Am I alive?

I'm alive?


You're alive, my Baron.

I'm alive, eh?

I'm alive!

I'm alive! I'm alive!

I can't maintain any altitude.

I'll never reach the safety of rock.

Maybe that small rock.

Where are we, do you think?

The south polar regions.

The forbidden area.

Hold on.


Take the stillsuits!


This crash might bring a worm.

The signet.

A million deaths are not enough for Yueh!

Where are my feelings?

I feel for no one.

The second moon.

I mean Paul Atreides.

We want him killed.

Why? Why do they want me killed?

It has to be something to do with the spice.

But what?

He who controls the spice,
controls the Universe!

This moon holds my future.

Never one drop of rain on Arrakis.

The sleeper must awaken.

They will call me


Listen to me. Listen!

You wanted to know about my dreams.

Well, I've just had a waking dream.

Do you know why? The spice!

It's in everything here.

Calm yourself.

Like the Truthsayer drug.

It's a poison.

You knew the spice would change me.

But thanks to your teachings,

it's changing my consciousness.

I see it! I can see it!

Is he the one?

You carry my unborn sister in your womb.

He knows.


Father, I promise,

one day the sleeper will awaken.

And I will avenge your death.

I will not stop until I destroy

the Emperor and the Baron.


Go now.

Take him to his desert to die.


Yueh's left the plan
for the weirding modules.

We have to get to that mountain of rock.

We have entered the time when all
will turn against us and seek our lives.

It's further than I thought.

A worm is sure to come.

I'm ready.


It's deafening!

The spice!

Do you smell it?




A thumper.

The worm! Spice!

Is there a relationship?

What's happened?

Why did it leave?

Someone started a thumper.

We're not alone.

Man-carved steps.


Such stealth. I didn't hear them.

Perhaps these are the ones
the Shadout Mapes told us of.

I will take the boy-man.

He shall have sanctuary in my tribe.

Stop! Get back!

She has the weirding way.

Great gods!

If you can do this to the strongest of us,

you're worth ten times your weight of water.

As the leader of my people,
I give you my bond.

Teach us this weirding way,

and you both shall have sanctuary.

Your water shall mingle with our water.

Then I will teach you our way of battle.

I give you the word bond
of a Bene Gesserit.

It is the legend.

I am Chani, daughter of Liet.

I would not have permitted you
to harm my tribe.

From my dreams.

So beautiful.

Come with me.

I'll show you an easier way down.

He surprised me.

It was an accident.

Stilgar, I invoke the Amtal Rule.

Jamis, you force this fight.

These people have my countenance.

If you should win, I will cut you down.

Jamis, I don't want to fight you.

- Maybe if I explain.
- Explain?

Explain death.

I am going to sheath my knife in your blood.

No shields.

I'm used to shield fighting.

Take my crysknife.

Jamis turns to the right
with his knife after a parry.

And watch for a knife switch.

May thy knife chip and shatter.

You have strength.

You shall be known as Usul,

which is the strength
of the base of the pillar.

This is your secret name in our troop.

But you must choose
the name of manhood,

which we will call you openly.

What do you call the mouse
shadow in the second moon?

We call that one Muad'Dib.

Could I be known as Paul Muad'Dib?

You are Paul Muad'Dib.

And your mother shall be
a Sayyadina among us.

We welcome you.

The dream unfolds.

And now...

the prophecy.

One will come.

The voice from the outer world.

Bringing the Holy War,

the Jihad,

which will cleanse the Universe

and bring us out of darkness.

The wife and sons of Jamis.

This water belongs to Usul.

May he guard it for the tribe.

May he be generous
with it in times of need.

Jamis carried 33 liters and
7 and 3.30 second drachms.

Do you accept them?


Water masters!


Wind traps.

Huge ones.

Water. Millions of decaliters.

A treasure.

Greater than treasure, Usul.

We have thousands of such caches,

and only a few of us know them all.

And when we have enough,

we shall change the face of Arrakis.

Tell me of your home world, Usul.

Tell me of your home world, Usul.

What is it?

Liet, Chani's father,

and the leader of our people, is dead.

Killed by the Harkonnen.

For the father, nothing.

Both of us have lost our fathers.

Rabban! Rabban!

We're knee-deep in Atreides blood!

We've gutted them!

We've gutted them!

Rabban! Rabban!

I place you in charge of Arrakis.

It's yours to squeeze, as I promised.

I want you to squeeze
and squeeze and squeeze!

Give me spice! Drive them!

Drive them into utter submission!

Do not show the slightest pity or mercy!

Never stop! Go! Go!

Show no mercy!

Yes, Baron!


And when we've crushed
these people enough,

I'll send you.


Lovely Feyd.

Where's my doctor?!


our Reverend Mother is too old.

She has been calling
through space and time

for you to come and let her rest.

She asks that you pass within

and become our Reverend Mother.

If you be a Reverend Mother,

let Shai-Hulud judge now!

The Water of Life.

But what of my unborn child?

One day, I will have to do this.

Following the Bene Gesserit tradition,

the old Reverend Mother
surrendered her life

as she surrendered her knowledge.

Jessica had successfully transmuted
the poisonous Water of Life.

Every man who has tried has died.

Am I the one?

The sleeper must awaken.

The tremendous power of the Water of Life

caused the premature birth
of Jessica's daughter, Alia.

Alia was born with all the knowledge
and powers of a Reverend Mother.

Feyd, even though he's aging,

Thufir is one of the finest Mentats
in the Universe.

And he's mine, Feyd, all mine.

- Quiet now.
- I will.


Oh, Thufir!

I see they've installed
your heart plug already.

Don't be angry.
Everyone gets one here.

But this is not why we're here.

We've brought you a little cat, Thufir.

You must care for it, if you wish to live.

A poison has been introduced
into your body, Thufir Hawat.

By milking this smooth, little cat body,

you receive your antidote.

It must be done each day.

All I can see is an Atreides
that I want to kill.

Feyd, no, no!

Thufir's a Harkonnen now.

Aren't you, Thufir?

My Duke, how I've failed you.

Chani, I love you.

I've always loved you.

The Holy Warriors.

No one ever dreamed there were so many.

I am Usul. Paul Muad'Dib.

Our shared enemy, the Harkonnens,

are once again in control of Arrakis.

Stilgar, your leader,

has asked me and my mother
to teach you the weirding way

to crush the Harkonnens.

We must do more than this.

We must totally destroy
all spice production on Arrakis.

The Guild and the entire
Universe depends on spice.

He who can destroy a thing,
controls a thing.

I will take 100 of your warriors
and train them.

This 100 will train the thousands
that remain.

When the spice flow stops,

all eyes will turn to Arrakis.

The Baron and the Emperor himself
will be forced to deal with us.

Arrakis will become
the center of the Universe.


This obelisk is of your hardest stone.

Kick it.

Hit it.

Yell at it.


Korba, cut it.

Move back.

This is part of the weirding way
that we will teach you.

Some thoughts have a certain sound

that being the equivalent to a form.

Through sound and motion,

you will be able to paralyze
nerves, shatter bones,

set fires, suffocate an enemy,
or burst his organs.

We will kill until no Harkonnen
breathes Arrakeen air.



- Muad'Dib.
- Hmm?


My name is a killing word.

They are ready to fight.

Yet in order to lead them,

I must conquer the worm,
conquer Shai-Hulud.

Usul, it is time you become a sand rider

and travel as a Fremen.

Take the kiswa maker hook of our sietch

and ride as a leader of men.

Two thumpers are planted.

The worm may not surface for the first.

He will rise for the second.

And remember,

when the worm approaches,
you must be utterly still

and close enough to plant the hook

firmly under a ring segment.

The worm will turn to lift this exposed area

as far from the abrasive sand as possible,

and it will take you with it to the top.

Do not get too close.

As he approaches,
the sand will engulf you.

Wait till the head of the worm passes,

then go, quickly.


I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer.

Only the very strong ones travel this deep.

Usul has called a big one!

Again, it is the legend.

Now we are ready for battle.

Usul, these are 15 of our finest warriors

to serve you as your guard.

The Fedaykin.



When the spice flow stops,
all eyes will turn to Arrakis.

The Baron and the Emperor himself
will be forced to deal with us.


- What happened?
- Muad'Dib!

- What happened to you and your men?
- Muad'Dib, Muad'Dib!

- What are you saying?
- Muad'Dib!

- What are you saying?
- Muad'Dib!

- What?
- Muad'Dib!


He's been repeating that name
ever since we found him.

Who is this Muad'Dib?

In the two standard years that followed,

Muad'Dib and the Fremen brought
spice production to a standstill.

Fearing for his life, Rabban did his best

to hide this fact from his uncle, the Baron.

Paul's sister Alia matured
at a frightening rate.

Her small body harbored
tremendous powers.

Paul and Chani's love grew.

We surprised a band of smugglers.

Too bad. I thought they were Harkonnen.


You've no need of your weapons
with me, Gurney Halleck.



Don't you trust
your own eyes?

They said you were dead.


They said...

- Gurney!
- You young pup!

- Gurney!
- You young pup!

Do you know of the Water of Life?

Come watch the mystery of mysteries.

The end and the beginning.

The Water of Life.

The Water of Life.

Emperor Shaddam IV,

you have one last chance to
take matters into your own hands

and bring the situation
under control on Arrakis.

- What do you mean, one last--
- Silence!

Do not speak! Listen!

You do not have more
than this one chance.

I represent the entire Guild in this matter.

Our navigators warn you that spice
production is in great danger.

A new Fremen leader, Muad'Dib,

has stopped spice mining on Arrakis.

Our navigators suggest
he is not of Arrakis.

No one on the outside world
has been able to see him.

We do not know who he is.

The Harkonnens cannot stop him.

Remedy this situation,
restore spice production,

or you'll live out your life
in a pain amplifier.

The Emperor will stop him.

He won't take the Water of Life.

That's why they want me killed.

They're afraid I'll take the Water of Life.

I want 50 legions of Sardaukar
on Arrakis at once!

50 legions?

That's our entire reserves as well.

This is genocide,

the deliberate and systematic
destruction of all life on Arrakis!

The Emperor is coming!


You were calling my name.
It frightened me.

Oh, Chani!

All the images of my future are gone.

I have to drink the Water of Life.

No, Paul, please.

I've seen the men who have tried.

I've seen how they died.

I'm dead to everyone unless
I try to become what I may be.

Only the Water of Life
will free what can save us.


I must drink the sacred water.

We must go now.

Hurry. All I see is darkness.


I will love you forever.

You are my life.

You are my life.

Many men have tried.

They tried and failed?

They tried and died.

The worm is the spice.

The spice is the worm.

The worms.

They're not attacking. Why?

There is a place,

terrifying to us,

to women.

This is the place they cannot look.

Traveling without moving.

Now I truly control the worm

and the spice.

And I have the power
to destroy the spice forever!






the sleeper has awakened!




Desert Planet.

Your time has come.

A storm is coming. Our storm.

And when it arrives,
it will shake the Universe.

Emperor, we come for you!

The Emperor Shaddam IV

with his entourage and Sardaukar troops

set out immediately for Arrakis.

Sitting on his golden throne

in his luxurious and fortified spaceship,

the Emperor ponders on
his latest intelligence reports.

We will set down
on the pyramid's landing facility.

Long live the fighters!

Long live the fighters!

Meanwhile, the Baron Harkonnen

having been alerted to trouble on Arrakis

is on route to check
on his nephew Rabban.

Suspicion confirmed.

The Emperor's had Rabban seized.

Stand by the main control room.

Gurney, when the storm hits,
set off the atomics.

I want an opening through
the entire shield wall.

Stilgar, do we have wormsign?

Usul, we have wormsign, the likes
of which even God has never seen.

Bring in that floating fat man, the Baron.

Why have you brought me here?

Your Highness,
there must be some mistake.

I never requested your presence.


But your lack of action demanded it.

Your dreadful mismanagement,

your bad judgment in assigning
to Rabban the governorship.

You've forced me to come here

and set things straight, personally.

And why did you not tell me of
the fighting ability of these people?

We've just flushed out a nest
of them in the open desert

and the women and children
overpowered some of our Sardaukar.

We managed only one hostage.

Bring in the hostage!

Only one!

I am a messenger from Muad'Dib.

Poor Emperor.

I'm afraid my brother won't
be very pleased with you.


Kill this child. She's an abomination.

Kill her!

Get out of my mind!

Not until you tell them both

who I really am.

...who I really am.


daughter of Duke Leto the Just

and the royal Lady Jessica.


of Paul Muad'Dib.

Paul's sister? Paul is Muad'Dib?

Alia keeps pace with the storm.

With the storm, their air power
will be useless.

On Arrakis, it's desert power.




Our army awaits us.

My brother is coming
with many Fremen warriors.


Not impossible.

I told you. He is here now.

Father, today I will avenge your death.

Emperor, an impassable storm
has descended.

The Shield Wall has been
penetrated by atomics.

Release the Sardaukar.

Baron, give this little
abomination to the storm.

Wait for my brother, Baron.

Wait for my brother.


Alia, now.

Come to me, Baron.



Feyd Rautha.

Emperor Shaddam IV,

there are Guild Heighliners above us

containing many Great Houses
of the Landsraad.

Send them back.

How dare you speak to me in--

Stop your speaking.

You have some idea of what I could do.

Don't try your powers on me.

Try looking into that place
where you dare not look.

You'll find me there staring back at you.

- You mustn't speak--
- Silence!

I remember your gom jabbar.

Now you'll remember mine.

I can kill with a word.

And his word shall carry death eternal

to those who stand against the righteous.

The righteous?!

There is a Harkonnen among you.

Give the Harkonnen a blade,
and let him stand forth.

If Feyd wishes, he can meet you
with my blade in his hand.

I wish it.

This is a Harkonnen animal.

Let me. Please, my lord.

The Emperor's blade.

Why prolong the inevitable?

I will kill you.

I will kill him!


I will kill him!

Who is the little one? A pet, perhaps?

Will she deserve my special attentions?

You see your death.

My blade will finish you.

I will bend like a reed in the wind.


Usul no longer needs the weirding module.

Muad'Dib had become the hand of God
fulfilling the Fremen prophecy.

Where there was war,

Muad'Dib would now bring peace.

Where there was hatred,
Muad'Dib would bring love

to lead the people to true freedom

and to change the face of Arrakis.

We Fremen have a saying.

God created Arrakis to train the faithful.

One cannot go against the word of God.

And how can this be?

For he is the Kwisatz Haderach!