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Saturn 3 -- Two alternative food researchers (Farrah Fawcett and Kirk Douglas) stationed in the rings off Saturn work in romantic and professional bliss until their perfect lives are disrupted by the intrusion of Benson (Harvey Keitel), sent to speed up the scientists' work. But Fawcett's looks and charm ensnare the captain, creating a tense threesome.

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Director:
Writers:
Martin Amis (screenplay)
John Barry (story)
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Release Date:
15 February 1980 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The Ultimate Space Adventure See more »
Plot:
Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Remember, in space no one can hear you scream. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Uneven but fairly enjoyable sci fi horror. See more (89 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Farrah Fawcett ... Alex

Kirk Douglas ... Adam

Harvey Keitel ... Benson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ed Bishop ... Harding (uncredited)

Roy Dotrice ... Benson (voice) (uncredited)
Douglas Lambert ... Captain James (uncredited)
Christopher Muncke ... 2nd Crewman (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Donen 
John Barry (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Martin Amis (screenplay)

John Barry (story)

Produced by
Stanley Donen .... producer
Eric Rattray .... associate producer
Martin Starger .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Billy Williams 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Marden 
 
Production Design by
Stuart Craig 
 
Art Direction by
Norman Dorme 
 
Set Decoration by
Alan Cassie 
 
Costume Design by
Anthony Mendleson 
 
Makeup Department
Ann Brodie .... chief makeup artist
Leonard Engelman .... makeup designer: Miss Fawcett (as Leonard Engelmann)
Jeanette Freeman .... assistant hairdresser
Garren .... hair designer: Miss Fawcett
Pauline Heys .... assistant makeup artist
Stephanie Kaye .... chief hairdresser
 
Production Management
Terence A. Clegg .... production manager (as Terry Clegg)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Cotton .... assistant director
Nick Daubeny .... assistant director (as Nicholas Daubeny)
Terry Madden .... assistant director
Michael Murray .... assistant director
Eric Rattray .... second unit director
Roger Simons .... assistant director
Gareth Tandy .... assistant director
Andrew Warren .... assistant director
 
Art Department
George Ball .... property master
Gavin Bocquet .... space equipment deviser
Ken Pattenden .... construction manager
Andy Aitken .... scenic plasterer/mould maker (uncredited)
Gari Bacon .... props (uncredited)
Peter Russell .... art set assistant (uncredited)
Keith Short .... sculptor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Derek Ball .... sound mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer
Roger Limb .... electronic sound effects
Tony Message .... sound editor
Ken Nightingall .... boom operator
Robin O'Donoghue .... assistant dubbing mixer
John Poyner .... sound editor
Nicholas Stevenson .... dubbing editor
 
Special Effects by
Colin Chilvers .... special effects
Chris Corbould .... special effects assistant
Michael Dunleavy .... special effects assistant
Joe Fitt .... special effects assistant
Peter Hutchinson .... special effects assistant
Jeff Luff .... special effects assistant
Terry Schubert .... special effects assistant
Roy Spencer .... special effects assistant
Jonathan Williams .... special effects assistant
Neil Corbould .... special effects runner (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dennis Bartlett .... matte technician
Roy Field .... optical effects
Vic Fuller .... focus: model unit
John Morgan .... model unit camera operator
Peter Parks .... optical effects
Jonathan Taylor .... focus: model unit
Wally Veevers .... optical effects
Martin Body .... matte cameraman (uncredited)
Keith Holland .... visual effects camera operator (uncredited)
Philip Sharpe .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Roy Scammell .... stunt arranger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chic Anstiss .... camera operator
George Cole .... gaffer
Ted Deason .... focus puller
Harry Gillam .... camera operator
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
David Harcourt .... camera operator
Robert Paynter .... additional photographer (as Bob Paynter)
John Flemming .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Edwards .... wardrobe mistress
John Hilling .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Campbell Askew .... assistant editor
Roy Benson .... assistant editor
Roy Birchley .... assistant film editor
Robert Gavin .... assistant editor (as Bob Gavin)
Mark Gill .... assistant editor
John Preston .... assistant editor
Paul Hamill .... post-production assistant: Cinema Research Corp. (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michael Clifford .... music editor
Keith Grant .... music mixer
Christopher Palmer .... orchestrator
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sidney G. Barnsby .... production accountant (as Sid Barnsby)
Penny Daniels .... continuity
Doreen Landry .... publicist
Loretta Ordewer .... production assistant
Judith Van Amringe .... jewellery
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Saturn Three" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

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Trivia:
In his novel "Money" (1984) Martin Amis uses a great deal of his experience as the screenwriter for this film as the basis of the book. The director, John Self, is based on the film's original director John Barry, and Lorne Guyland (Long Island in Newyorkese) is meant as a caricature of Kirk Douglas, the aging star still trying to prove how sexy he was. Caduta bears some resemblance to Sophia Loren, who, fortunately for her, was not a member of the film cast.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Much of the dialogue is clearly ADR. Several times characters are speaking without their mouths moving.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Announcement:Captain James, your presence on pad 73, immediate, urgent.
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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Uneven but fairly enjoyable sci fi horror., 3 January 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

There's no point whining about what 'Saturn 3' COULD have been with a script by Martin Amis, direction by Stanley Donen ('Bedazzled'), and the star power of Kirk Douglas and Harvey Keitel. It is what it is, and that is, despite the impressive production values, basically a throw back to a fifties b-grade monster movie. Hector is still one of the scariest movie robots of all time, even if the idea of a sex-crazed machine is a trifle ludicrous and reminiscent of all those horny BEMs on pulp magazine covers and silly flicks like 'The Brain From Planet Arous'. Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas ('Spartacus') must have been in his early 60s when this was made but still exudes charisma and virility. 1970s sex symbol Farrah Fawcett ('Logan's Run') is less convincing as his love interest and is, let's face it, little more than eye candy. Keitel must have been wondering just how he ended up in this silliness so soon after his excellent work in 'Blue Collar' and 'Fingers', but he is creepy enough, though apparently dubbed. I also got a kick out of the very brief cameo by Ed Bishop, star of 1970s cult classic SF series 'UFO'. All in all, an unambitious but generally effective thriller, which has a few dull spots but enough scares to make it some cheesy fun. Just don't expect too much and you will enjoy it all the more.

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