Moon Zero Two (1969)

G  |   |  Crime, Sci-Fi  |  March 1970 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.2/10 from 903 users  
Reviews: 39 user | 16 critic

A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. The ... See full summary »



(screenplay), (from an original story by), 2 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Amazon Video

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 11 Aug 2011
a list of 6 titles
created 19 Jun 2012
a list of 565 titles
created 31 Aug 2012
a list of 24 titles
created 28 Nov 2013
a list of 3313 titles
created 26 Dec 2013

Related Items

Search for "Moon Zero Two" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Moon Zero Two (1969)

Moon Zero Two (1969) on IMDb 4.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Moon Zero Two.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power.

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer
Certificate: GP Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties. The boys at the Met station have no more idea what is going on than the regulars at the ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Patrick Allen, Peter Cushing
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Set in the ancient past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their god, the sun, in return for ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the worlds headlines.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels
Capricorn One (1977)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret...

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro
Body Double (1984)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A giant asteroid is heading toward Earth so some astronauts disembark from a nearby space station to blow it up. The mission is successful, and they return to the station unknowingly ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A union leader in a large company tries to win equal rights for the handful of West Indian workers at the company, but finds it is an uphill battle. After being successful, and rightly ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Brenda de Banzie
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Consists of two episodes of the UK TV series "Journey to the Unknown" (1968): 'Poor Butterfly' (episode 1.6) and 'The Indian Spirit Guide' (episode 1.11).

Directors: Roy Ward Baker, Alan Gibson
Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Joan Crawford, Chad Everett
Space: 1899 (Video 2004)
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

What would Gerry Anderson's sci-fi series Space:1999 be like if it was made like a silent movie?

Director: Gareth Randall
Stars: Tony Anholt, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau
The Valiant (1962)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Having placed mines on the hull of a British warship whilst it is safe in harbour during the second World War , the two man crew of an Italian miniature submarine are captured and held ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: John Mills, Ettore Manni, Roberto Risso


Cast overview, first billed only:
Clementine Taplin (as Catherina von Schell)
J.J. Hubbard
Elizabeth Murphy
Ori Levy ...
Dudley Foster ...
Whitsun (as Dudley Forster)
Neil McCallum ...
Space Captain
Joby Blanshard ...
Michael Ripper ...
1st Card Player
Robert Tayman ...
2nd Card Player
Sam Kydd ...
Len the Barman
Keith Bonnard ...
Junior Customs Officer
Leo Britt ...
Senior Customs Officer


A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. The only place that they can bring the asteroid down without drawing attention to themselves is a far side mining claim. But first they must dispose of the miner. Little known to them, however, is the fact that the miners sister has hired the same salvage team to help her locate her missing brother. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The number one space western! See more »


Crime | Sci-Fi


G | See all certifications »




Release Date:

March 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alerte satellite 02  »

Box Office


£500,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This movie was described by the producers and director as a "western in space", complete with claim jumpers, showdown-type gunfights, a hired gunslinger and even dancing saloon girls. See more »


When Kemp shoots the bad guy in the yellow spacesuit at the mining site, the puncture blows out on the top rear of his tank, yet leaves no hole in his front- despite the fact the bad guy is far above and facing him. See more »


Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Moon Zero Two (1990) See more »


Moon Zero Two
Performed by Julie Driscoll
Sung over animated title sequence
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A unique SiFi movie
29 June 2002 | by (Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

The storyline was a realistic tale about mining on the moon. Why else would people go there and live long-term?

The things I look for in a SiFi movie are unique concepts not presented by other films. This movie is filled with unique concepts. My favorite part in this film is the bit where James Olson and Catherina Von Schell travel across the moon surface by bug (moon car) to investigate what happened at a remote mine. During the trip, cold from the dark, heat from the sun, and worry about loosing environmantal systems were realistic. Also other unique items included a moon city with periodic shuttle flights from Earth, moon bar with dancers for entertainment, quick trips into space in a lunner lander space ferry, gun fights in space, and ultimatelly attempting to fly an asteroid made of sapphire to the moon surface where it could be mined. In 1969 there was limited technology available to implement special effects and the technical details of this space western plot of May 9 2021. The calculator (box) was adding machine like, and ship controls were simplistic.

It would be interesting to see plot enhanced with new technology.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favourite MST3K lines GazHack
Soundtrack DevonH68
Actually haven't seen it, but a great book. willalexmac-1
Remake? SleepNotRequired
Discuss Moon Zero Two (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: