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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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Cast

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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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From a vast and distant galaxy - A space adventure like no other! See more »


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Release Date:

9 March 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Crash  »

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The character of Akton was originally devised as a grotesque alien, but Marjoe Gortner refused to wear any heavy make-up. 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

Elle: I only have logic and emotion circuits. No room for craziness.
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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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