Starcrash (1978)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  9 March 1979 (USA)
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An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.


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Complete credited cast:
Stella Star
The Emperor
Prince Simon
Count Zarth Arn
Nadia Cassini ...
Queen of the Amazons
Judd Hamilton ...
Hamilton Camp ...
Elle (voice)


Outlaw smugglers Stella Star and Akton manage to pick up a castaway while running from the authorities, who turns out to be the only survivor from a secret mission to destroy a mysterious superweapon designed by the evil Count Zarth Arn. The smugglers are soon recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to complete the mission, as well as to rescue the Emperor's son, who has gone missing. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Star Crash  »

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Did You Know?


New World Pictures producer Roger Corman picked up the film to see if the market was viable for a low budget space opera. This influenced his decision to go ahead with Battle Beyond the Stars (1980). See more »


The villain's last name is spelled "Zarth Arn" in the opening crawl, but "Zartharn" in the closing credits cast list. See more »


Elle: Time for a little robot chauvinism.
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Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

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I had a Seizure watching this film!
20 December 2002 | by (The Great Northwest) – See all my reviews

Well, almost...

When I first saw this film, back in 1979, my wife & I were 2 of 5 people in the theater at 7:00 on a Friday night. We were about to walk out when Carolyn Munro was sentenced to mine Radium in a bikini for the rest of her natural life. At that point, there was no way to get me out of there.

The remarkable thing about this movie is that every time you think "that is the most ridiculous plot device ever..." something else comes along that blows your socks off. About mid way thru I could not quit laughing. For instance, our heroine sets a ship on collision course with the Evil Count's space fortress. To save herself, at the last second before the catacylismic collision, SHE JUMPS OUT OF THE WINDOW! And then does the BREAST STROKE! through OUTER SPACE! Oh My God! I can't stop laughing!

Bottom Line, this movie is WAY funnier than many that TRY to be funny (Spaceballs, Ice Pirates, etc.)

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