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Moon Zero Two (1969)

G | | Crime, Sci-Fi | March 1970 (USA)
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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Clem (as Catherina von Schell)
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Liz
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Whitsun (as Dudley Forster)
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Neil McCallum ...
Space Captain
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Robert Tayman ...
2nd Card Player
Sam Kydd ...
Barman
Keith Bonnard ...
Junior Customs Officer
Leo Britt ...
Senior Customs Officer
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Hostess
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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 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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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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£500,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Among the signs held up by the crowd in the animated intro sequence are "Bang It," "Ban It," "Love It," "Chase It," "Knickers," "Resist Everybody," "Down with Everything," "Step Ins Are Drop Outs," "Ban Bagrites," "Kastro for King," and "Sing Jellied Eels Altogether." 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 »

Crazy Credits

With the permission of John Waddington Limited, the game Moonopoly is based upon the property trading game marketed by them under their registered trade name, 'Monopoly'. See more »

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

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Moon Zero Two
Sung by Julie Driscoll
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It May Not Be A Classic, But It's Fun!
16 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

OK, I've read several reviews of this film in books, online and from sci-fi fans and usually the overall feeling of the film is split down the middle. I really enjoy this film, it has a very good cast; James Olson, Catherine Schell (Who would go on to star in the classic sci-fi series; Space: 1999), Adrienne Corri, Warren Mitchell, Michael Ripper (Hammer regular) and Sam Kydd, it had some great looking sets, a very capable director in Roy Ward Baker and the opening tune is one I can't get out of my head for days, after watching the film or listening to that track. Hailed as the first space-western, the film does it's best to combine a futuristic look with the ideals and wild ways of the old west. To sci-fi fans looking for something really serious and up on the technical feel of a straight-from-the-hip science fiction story, chances are you're going to be disappointed with the overall effort of the film, but if you like a film that can be serious at times and still poke fun at itself, then this is a film you're probably going to enjoy.....just don't go into viewing this in a serious mood! Have fun with it and relax.....the anti-gravity fight scene in the saloon is not to be missed!


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