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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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Release Date:

9 March 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Crash  »

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Ennio Morricone was first offered the opportunity to compose the film's score, but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

When going into hyperspace for the first time, Akton gives the probabilities of various catastrophes happening to the ship - 40% total disintegration, 30% molecular ignition, 20% gamma contamination - from which Stella concludes that they have a 10% chance of survival. It has been thought by some that this is an error: if these are independent events then the overall probability would be calculated by multiplying the probabilities of surviving each one, which would be 60% x 70% x 80%, giving 33.6%. However, there's no reason to suppose that the events are independent; in fact that would be a very unnatural interpretation of Akton's statement. It's more likely that he's stating the absolute probabilities that the ship will in fact be destroyed by each catastrophe - in which case each figure already presumes that the other two catastrophes don't occur, and the probabilities are independent. (And even if not, the error could be Stella's, not the filmmakers'.) See more »

Quotes

Stella Star: So you see into the future. All these years you never told me. Think of all the trouble I might have avoided.
Akton: You would have tried to change the future, which is against the law. So therefore I can tell you nothing.
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References Jason and the Argonauts (1963) See more »

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"Awfully" Good
30 November 2003 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

It's awful all right - in a hilarious way! This movie is awful in almost every category - special effects, sound, costumes, set, acting and the script - but if you like good cheese, if you can embrace the spirit of Ed Wood and others like him, then you'll LOVE this campy sci-fi disaster. Marjoe Gortner gives one of the truly worst performances I have evr seen - he either is phoning it in or over-acting like crazy - I swear, watch in the beginning - he almost doesnt blink for over ten minutes. Creepy. And for all of those who saw this movie as young lads - I can see why Ms. Munro wouldmake such an impression on you. Woo-wee!! That is some hot leather space bikini they have her in. She was gorgeous and all but my god, some of the "fight" scenes she's in are unintentionally hilarious. Good silly fun!!!


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