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Director:
Writers:
Luigi Cozzi (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 »
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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)
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The American trailer for this movie was the last theatrical trailer Joe Dante edited for New World Pictures.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the end of the film, as Stella Star pilots the 'Flying City' to the villain's space ship she is wearing a long black cape - which she has discarded by the time she bails out wearing her space helmet, but which miraculously reappears for her clinch with Simon after he picks her up.See more »
Quotes:
The Emperor:You know, my son, I wouldn't be Emperor of the Galaxy if I didn't have a few powers at my disposal. Imperial Battleship, halt the flow of time!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 17th Floor (2005)See more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
At last available on DVD!, 6 March 2004
Author: pariscub (pariscub@free.fr) from Edinburgh, Scotland

This is probably one of the best/worse movies I've ever seen, and I've been so much looking forward to its official release on DVD... Well at last that's it! Starcrash is available on DVD Region 2 in France! I certainly pray for a French dub option, as it makes the movie even more cheesy than it is! I'm certainly looking forward to seeing it again, as my VHS copy is so used now that it's not correctly read by my VCR. I wonder if it's going to be released in other countries. However, Starcrash is still brilliant... Just to see Christopher Plummer wondering during the whole movie what he's doing and why he accepted the part, know about his fantastic power as the Emperor of the Universe, to stop time for five minutes only, and see David Hasselhoff in one of his first movies ever... Of course, seeing the wonderful Carolin Munroe in a Barbarella-like part is also great fun!

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