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Moon Zero Two (1969)

G  |   |  Crime, Sci-Fi  |  March 1970 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast

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Clementine Taplin (as Catherina von Schell)
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J.J. Hubbard
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Elizabeth Murphy
Ori Levy ...
Korminski
Dudley Foster ...
Whitsun (as Dudley Forster)
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Harry
Neil McCallum ...
Space Captain
Joby Blanshard ...
Smith
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
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Hostess
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Storyline

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>

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Taglines:

The first moon "western"... An Asteroid Worth Millions. A Robbery. A Murder. See more »

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Crime | Sci-Fi

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March 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alerte satellite 02  »

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Budget:

£500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Capt. Kemp and Miss Taplin are bulldozing a shortcut to get back to Moon City in a moon rover, you can clearly see it's really a miniature vehicle being pulled by a thin string. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Moon Zero Two
Performed by Julie Driscoll
Sung over animated title sequence
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Fun film to screen...
16 January 2006 | by (Fredrick, MD) – See all my reviews

If you ever get a chance to see this film, don't miss it. The whole look of this film is itchy & dated, but that's what makes watching this film so much fun! Thank god that special effects have improved greatly over the past 35+ years, but considering what they had to work with, I think they did a great job. Some of the special effects folks went on to work on numerous films such as Superman, X-Men and The Bride of Chucky. Sadly, I don't think this title was ever available on video... (going ALL the way back to the Beta days.) It WAS available as a 16mm rental back in the early 70's. Warner Bros or Seven Arts handled the US distribution, so it's most likely in Ted Turner's holdings. It would be nice to see this on TCM someday.


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