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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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Stella Star
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The Emperor
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Prince Simon
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Thor
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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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Star Crash  »

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Trivia

Only Marjoe Gortner, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Plummer and Joe Spinell have their own voices in the English-dubbed version of the film. Everyone else was dubbed by different people. The post-production funds for the movie were very tight, thus Caroline Munro and Judd Hamilton could not dub their own characters, as flying them in would be too expensive. 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

The Emperor: For the space of three minutes, every molecule on this planet will be immobilized. But after the third minute, the green ray loses it's power. Time will flow once more and everything will explode.
Simon: Three minutes are enough, father.
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Spoofs A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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Good fun
1 September 2000 | by (Zürich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This cheap "Star Wars" ripoff presents some of the worst and most ridiculous special effects ever made. It also delivers dumb dialogue that will make you laugh yourself into the next dimension. And, above all, the cast includes Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro (wearing a bikini on every planet), David Hasselhoff, Christopher Plummer and the great late Joe Spinell. Everybody is outrageously overacting (except for Plummer, who is outrageously underacting). But the movie never becomes boring, there is always happening something more or less stupid, so you'll always be entertained. "Starcrash" is a real party tape that can be enjoyed best with mates and enough beer, chips and popcorn. Don't miss this utterly cheesy movie: It's so dumb that you have to love it!


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