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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:
Nudity and violence in outer space. 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This picture has a sexually-aroused robot and was released just a few years after the similarly themed Demon Seed (1977).See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Kirk Douglas' character picks up one of the "Blue Dreamer" pills off of the dresser in the bedroom, a crew member can be seen moving in the lower corner of the same mirror in which we see Kirk's reflection.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Announcement:Captain James, your presence on pad 73, immediate, urgent.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Interkozmosz (2014)See more »

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27 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Nudity and violence in outer space., 18 November 2004
Author: Jonathon Dabell (barnaby.rudge@hotmail.co.uk) from Todmorden, England

It's hard to imagine a more peculiar choice of director for this sci-fi thriller than Stanley Donen. Donen made some great films in the 50s and 60s (Singin' In The Rain, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Charade), but here he's in disappointing form. Partly that may be due to the fact that the project was originally to be directed by John Barry, but Donen "inherited" the responsibility when Barry quit due to ill health. However, Donen should not be made to shoulder all the blame. The script by Martin Amis leaves the actors to contend with some bad lines and situations. Elmer Bernstein contributes a forgettable music score which is well below his usual standard. And even the actors - all of them talented - seem indifferent to the project. Kirk Douglas, for example, seems to have accepted the role simply to enjoy some saucy nude scenes with sexy co-star Farrah Fawcett.

Essentially, the story is a three-handed thriller (or, four-handed, if you count Hector the droid). Saturn 3 is Titan, the third moon of Saturn (hence the name), and it is here that scientists Adam and Alex (Douglas and Fawcett) live in blissful isolation, developing food supplies for people on Earth. Adam and Alex not only work together - they sleep and shower together too, which is a pretty enviable arrangement for Adam (who is about 30 years older than his sexy assistant). Into this perfect space oasis comes psychopathic Benson (Harvey Keitel), another scientist who has recently murdered a shuttle captain. Benson has brought with him a droid named Hector, supposedly to speed up the workload. However, Hector turns out to be a particularly unstable droid, particularly when the randy robot develops a liking toward Alex. Eventually it becomes clear that neither Adam nor Benson can control the droid, and with Hector determined to kill anyone who stands in the way of himself and Alex, that becomes something of a problem.......

If Saturn 3 is a story of jealousy and desire, then it needs more than a sex-starved droid to generate credibility. If it is a sci-fi actioner, then it needs more action. If it was conceived as a sci-fi thriller then it most assuredly needs more thrills. The film emerges as a rather muddled and unappealing mess, with flashes of eroticism and very sporadic flashes of action. It marks a low point in Donen's directorial career, and is too forgettable to be remembered as a significant sci-fi work. Most of the folks associated with this one probably don't give it pride of place on their CVs.

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