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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 inter-galactic 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:
Hot babes, awful script, lowball FX = great cheese! See more (72 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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Language:
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
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Caroline Munro was writer/director Luigi Cozzi's first and only choice to play Stella Star.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:What in the universe is that?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in El imperio de los fans (2006) (TV)See more »

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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Hot babes, awful script, lowball FX = great cheese!, 11 December 2002
Author: telepinus1525 from Fountain Valley, CA

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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