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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:
Pretty neat science fiction thriller See more (88 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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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:
Sean Connery was originally considered to play Adam while Michael Caine was initially in the running to portray Benson.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in El crack (1981)See more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Pretty neat science fiction thriller, 23 September 2008
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

I saw this recently, late one Friday night on BBC2. It reminded me, though it isn't a horror film, of all the times I used to stay up in the past to watch old horror films, loving the fact that although few of them were spectacular, it was just fun to be able to see weird old b movies from the days when b grade genre pictures were often pretty decent. Saturn 3 has a small cast, comprising mainly Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett as his wife, and Harvey Keitel as the sinister Captain James, who intrudes upon their cosy existence manufacturing food on Saturn 3. Farrah Fawcett looks nice and has a blandly appealing presence but isn't that much of an actress. Kirk Douglas brings a rugged, stoical gravitas to his role and is quite watchable, though his portrayal seems a bit stiff for the role. Its hard to judge Harvey Keitels performance since he was dubbed over. This is unfrotunate because it gives his human character a robotic feel. The film is fast paced, thrilling and wonderfully designed, with excellent special effects, especially Hector the robot. Hector is a great creation and has lots to do during the film, once it gets going. Also, as the film goes on, it seems to definitely have influenced the film Virus, with Jamie Lee Curtis, as well as other later science fiction films Though the characterisation seems a little weak the actors put their all into it and since the film becomes focused on the Hector and technological villainry the lightly drawn characters don't hurt too much. The screenplay runs swiftly and has sufficient vigor to paper over any cracks. Oddly, the screenplay is by acclaimed writer Martin Amis who penned great works such as Money or London Fields. Sadly the film has little of his sparkling language or savage wit but it does have a lot of excitement, some interesting themes and good dystopian details, especially in Keitel's characters attitudes. The final half hour or so is constantly tense and gripping, mounting to an inspired climax before a slightly weak final few moments. Sadly the film seems destined to mainly be seen in a truncated form instead of the 100 or so minute one mentioned on IMDb. The film definitely could have been more fleshed out, for there is the odd interesting point that is not expanded. However, the 85 or so minute cut is a such a tight, compelling ride that it is hard to criticise. With better acting, more characters or the 100 minute cut this could possibly have been really great. As it is I'd still definitely recommend it to science fiction or robot movie enthusiasts since its has some great ideas, effects that hold up well today and some good thrills. Worthwhile.

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