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Starcrash (1978)

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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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Akton
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Stella Star
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The Emperor
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Prince Simon
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Thor
Joe Spinell ...
Count Zarth Arn
Nadia Cassini ...
Queen of the Amazons
Judd Hamilton ...
Elle
Hamilton Camp ...
Elle (voice)
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Storyline

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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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9 March 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Crash  »

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Originally intended for release by American International prior to its sale to Filmways. New World Pictures would acquire it later. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Stella Star: [to Akton] I don't understand, you never die.
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Featured in El imperio de los fans (2006) See more »

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Hot babes, awful script, lowball FX = great cheese!
11 December 2002 | by (Fountain Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

When "Star Crash" appeared in the U.S., my local newspaper's film critic noted: "...You have to be suspicious of a movie that literally sneaks into town...". That remark left me curious, but not curious enough; after just one week "Star Crash" had left town as quietly as it had come in. Why would any movie get so little push from its' distributor, I wondered? Could it really be that bad? It took me years to find out. Some dozen or so years later, a friend of mine told me he had a copy...well, I couldn't pass this up. After seeing it, I decided that the critics were right--and wrong. Such a hoot! Caroline Munro definitely set the mood in her almost-not-there "space-kini" and high-heeled boots, with Marjoe Gortner pulling backup as 2nd banana. Cheesy special FX, a painfully earnest performance by Christopher Plummer (you can practically see him wondering if his paycheck will clear the bank when he's finished), and a surprisingly good score ( hey, it's John Barry, what did you expect?)make this a pleasant surprise, as long as you're not expecting anything on par with E.E. "Doc" Smith, etc. A small note: I got to meet Ms. Munro at an SF convention back in '82, and I totally agree with Harlan Ellison...she was so gorgeous in person that "they had to ugly her down, so that the cameras wouldn't melt during filming!"....Though I forgot to ask her if it was true that only copy of the shooting script had been stolen by members of Italy's Red Brigade terrorists and held for ransom! Ah, rumors...anyway, try and catch it for free and you won't feel cheated.


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