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Moon Zero Two (1969)

 -  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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Clementine Taplin (as Catherina von Schell)
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J.J. Hubbard
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Elizabeth Murphy
Ori Levy ...
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Whitsun (as Dudley Forster)
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Neil McCallum ...
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Joby Blanshard ...
Smith
Michael Ripper ...
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Robert Tayman ...
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Len the Barman
Keith Bonnard ...
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Leo Britt ...
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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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Ride a rocket Texas-style! Have a shoot-out in Moon City! Find a new frontier and a new kind of pioneer. But watch out for deadly moon maidens. IT'S THE FIRST MOON "WESTERN". 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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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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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 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 »


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Moon Zero Two
Performed by Julie Driscoll
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Austin Powers set in space
1 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie once on TV years ago, and loved it. It has a good cast with sci-fi credentials like James Olson from the Andromeda Strain and Catherine Schell from Space:1999. It had a great over the top 1960's pop score. It was one of the first movies I saw that tried to turn space into a western except with women in miniskirts and everything in bright euro 60's colors. Olson plays a down and out astronaut who once was famous for commanding the first mission to mars. He and his Russian partner run a charter space ship business on the moon. Their space ship, moon zero two, is old and barely up to code. But Olson is an old hand on the moon. He accepts two jobs that turn out to be related. A beautiful woman from Earth wants him to find her brother who is missing from his mining claim. Second a rich bad guy with a plan to crash an asteroid into the moon. This movie more then anything else was fun with a great deal of style.


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