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Director:
Writers:
Luigi Cozzi (screenplay) &
Nat Wachsberger (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
9 March 1979 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The ultimate intergalactic adventure See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
"Awfully" Good See more (76 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marjoe Gortner ... Akton

Caroline Munro ... Stella Star

Christopher Plummer ... The Emperor

David Hasselhoff ... Prince Simon

Robert Tessier ... Thor
Joe Spinell ... Count Zarth Arn
Nadia Cassini ... Queen of the Amazons
Judd Hamilton ... Elle
Hamilton Camp ... Elle (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Salvatore Baccaro ... Neanderthal Man (uncredited)

Candy Clark ... Stella Star (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Dirce Funari ... Amazon Woman (uncredited)
Donald Hodson ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Cindy Leadbetter ... Amazon Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Luigi Cozzi  (as Lewis Coates)
 
Writing credits
Luigi Cozzi (screenplay) (as Lewis Coates) &
Nat Wachsberger (screenplay)

R.A. Dillon (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Nat Wachsberger .... producer
Patrick Wachsberger .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Beeson 
Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli  (as Roberto D'Ettorre)
 
Film Editing by
Sergio Montanari 
 
Production Design by
Aurelio Crugnola  (as Aurelio Crugnolla)
 
Makeup Department
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Luigi Nannerini .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Goffredo Unger .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Maria-Teresa Barbasso .... set designer (uncredited)
Lucas Gunn .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects (as Massimo Anzelotti)
Stephen Bushelman .... dialogue editor (as Steve Bushelman)
Don Digirolamo .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer
Tex Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Howard S. Wollman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Howard Wollman)
 
Special Effects by
Germano Natali .... special effects director
Armando Valcauda .... special effects director
Matteo Verzini .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ron Hays .... electronic visual effects supervisor
Paolo Zeccara .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua .... stunts
Goffredo Unger .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Massimo Pau .... second assistant camera
Fabrizio Vicari .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
John Barry .... music arranger
Kenneth Hall .... supervising music editor (as Ken Hall)
 
Other crew
Beatrice M. Thomas .... dialogue supervisor
Joe Spinell .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Star Battle Encounters" - Philippines (English title)
"Star Crash" - USA (poster title)
"The Adventures of Stella Star" - USA
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Runtime:
USA:92 min | Italy:94 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-12 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:PG | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
Caroline Munro was originally going to wear a skimpy leather bikini outfit throughout the entire movie, but American studio executives insisted that writer/director Luigi Cozzi have Munro wear less provocative clothing in the second half because they thought the film would have problems being broadcast on network television.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At one point, Count Zarth Arn proclaims, "By sunset, I'll be the new emperor!" Of course, he says this while on a spaceship in outer space where there would technically be no sunset. Sunsets require a star and a rotating celestial body.See more »
Quotes:
The Emperor:Well, it's done. It's happened. The stars are clear. The planets shine. We've won. Oh. Some dark force, no doubt, will show it's face once more. The wheel will always turn; but for now it's calm. And for a little time, at least, we can rest.
[credits roll]
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Movie Connections:
References Star Wars (1977)See more »

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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
"Awfully" Good, 30 November 2003
Author: shark-43 from L.A. CA

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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