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4 June 1982 (USA) See more »
At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance. See more »
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Shatner ... Kirk

Leonard Nimoy ... Spock

DeForest Kelley ... McCoy

James Doohan ... Scotty

Walter Koenig ... Chekov

George Takei ... Sulu

Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura

Bibi Besch ... Carol

Merritt Butrick ... David

Paul Winfield ... Terrell

Kirstie Alley ... Saavik

Ricardo Montalban ... Khan

Ike Eisenmann ... Preston

John Vargas ... Jedda
John Winston ... Kyle
Paul Kent ... Beach

Nicholas Guest ... Cadet
Russell Takaki ... Madison

Kevin Rodney Sullivan ... March (as Kevin Sullivan)

Joel Marston ... Crew Chief (as Joel Marstan)
Teresa E. Victor ... Bridge Voice (voice)
Dianne Harper ... Radio Voice (voice)
David Ruprecht ... Radio Voice (voice)
Marcy Vosburgh ... Computer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Laura Banks ... Khan's Navigator (uncredited)

Steve Bond ... Khan's Crewman #1 (uncredited)
Brett Baxter Clark ... Khan's Crewman #2 (uncredited)
Tim Culbertson ... Khan's Henchman (uncredited)
John Gibson ... Khan's Crewman #4 (uncredited)

James Horner ... Enterprise Crewman (uncredited)
Dennis Landry ... Khan's Crewman #5 (uncredited)

Cristian Letelier ... Khan's Crewman #6 (uncredited)
Jeff McBride ... Khan's Crewman (uncredited)
Roger Menache ... Khan's Crewman #7 (uncredited)
Nanci Rogers ... Khan's Crew Member (uncredited)
Kimberly L. Ryusaki ... Enterprise Trainee (uncredited)

Judson Scott ... Joachim (uncredited)
Deney Terrio ... Khan's Crewman #11 (uncredited)

Philip Weyland ... Starfleet Crewman (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicholas Meyer 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (television series Star Trek)

Harve Bennett (story) and
Jack B. Sowards (story)

Jack B. Sowards (screenplay)

Nicholas Meyer  screenplay (uncredited)
Samuel A. Peeples  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Harve Bennett .... executive producer
William F. Phillips .... associate producer
Robert Sallin .... producer
Original Music by
James Horner 
Cinematography by
Gayne Rescher 
Film Editing by
William Paul Dornisch  (as William P. Dornisch)
Casting by
Mary V. Buck 
Production Design by
Joseph R. Jennings 
Art Direction by
Michael Minor 
Set Decoration by
Charles Graffeo  (as Charles M. Graffeo)
Costume Design by
Robert Fletcher 
Makeup Department
Werner Keppler .... makeup artist
James Lee McCoy .... makeup artist (as James L. McCoy)
Dione Taylor .... hair stylist
Production Management
Austen Jewell .... unit production manager
Ralph Winter .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Espinoza .... second assistant director
Douglas E. Wise .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jeff Clark .... set painter
Lee Cole .... graphic designer
Al DeGaetano .... construction coordinator
Charles C. Eguia .... assistant property master
Michael Friedman .... lead man
Michael C. Gian .... swing gang
Daniel Gluck .... set designer
John N. Graffeo .... swing gang (as John Graffeo)
Thomas W. Lay Jr. .... production illustrator
Joe Longo .... property master
Daniel Maltese .... set designer (as Daniel E. Maltese)
Bob Skemp .... greensman
Mark Sparks .... propmaker
Chris Courtois .... model maker (uncredited)
Sound Department
James R. Alexander .... sound mixer (as Jim Alexander)
Cliff Bell Jr. .... loop editor
Patrick Clark .... boom
Noyan Cosarer .... re-recording mixer
Teresa Eckton .... sound effects editor
Eugene Finley .... additional sound effects
Cecelia Hall .... supervising sound editor
Michael Hilkene .... sound effects editor
Alan Howarth .... special sound effects
David J. Hudson .... re-recording mixer
Craig Huxley .... soundtrack (as Craig Hundley)
Jack Keath .... loop editor
John Kline .... sound effects editor
Mel Metcalfe .... re-recording mixer
Curt Schulkey .... sound effects editor
Mark Server .... recordist (as Mark S. Server)
Jim Siracusa .... sound effects editor
George Watters II .... supervising sound editor
Ray West .... re-recording mixer
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ed Ayer .... special effects (as Edward A. Ayer)
Martin Becker .... special effects
Gary F. Bentley .... special effects
Fred Brauer .... special effects
Bob Dawson .... special effects supervisor
Peter G. Evangelatos .... special effects
Rocky Gehr .... special effects technician
Kevin Pike .... special effects
William Purcell .... special effects
Ken Sher .... propshop
Harry Stewart .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Peter Amundson .... effects editor: ILM
Stewart Barbee .... camera operator: ILM
Craig Barron .... matte photography assistant: ILM
David Berry .... optical printer operator: ILM
Marty Brenneis .... model electronics: ILM
Scott Caple .... animator: ILM
Loren Carpenter .... computer graphics: ILM
Sean M. Casey .... modelmaker: ILM (as Sean Casey)
Ed Catmull .... computer graphics: ILM
Dave Childers .... stage technician: ILM
Wade Childress .... equipment coordinator: ILM
Brian Chin .... modelmaker: ILM
Terry Chostner .... still photographer: ILM
Bob Chrisoulis .... optical laboratory technician: ILM
Donald Clark .... optical printer operator: ILM
Harold Cole .... stage technician: ILM
Pat Cole .... computer graphics: ILM
Sam Comstock .... animation supervisor: ILM (as Samuel Comstock)
Rob Cook .... computer graphics: ILM
Jay Davis .... animator: ILM
Bob Diepenbrock .... modelmaker: ILM
Dick Dova .... stage technician: ILM
Don Dow .... effects cameraman: ILM
Tom Duff .... computer graphics: ILM
Patricia Rose Duignan .... production supervisor: ILM
Selwyn Eddy .... assistant camera operator: ILM (as Selwyn Eddy III)
Judy Elkins .... animator: ILM
John Ellis .... optical printer operator: ILM
Christopher Evans .... matte painting artist: ILM (as Chris Evans)
Scott Farrar .... effects cameraman: ILM
Bob Finley III .... stage technician: ILM (as Bobby Finley III)
Pat Fitzsimmons .... stage technician: ILM (as Patrick Fitzsimmons)
Warren Franklin .... production coordinator: ILM
Michael Fulmer .... modelmaker: ILM (as Mike Fulmer)
Steve Gawley .... supervising modelmaker: ILM
Tim Geideman .... optical laboratory technician: ILM
Bill George .... modelmaker: ILM (as William George)
Ralph Gordon .... optical line-up: ILM
David R. Hardberger .... assistant camera operator: ILM (as David Hardberger)
Neil Harrington .... starfield effects/tactical displays: Evans & Sutherland
Robert Hill .... assistant camera operator: ILM
Edward Hirsh .... stage technician: ILM
Ed Jones .... optical line-up: ILM
James Keefer .... animator: ILM (as Jim Keefer)
Kim Knowlton .... animator: ILM
Neil Krepela .... matte photography: ILM
Robert Langridge .... molecular computer graphics: Computer Graphics Laboratory, UCSF (as Dr. Robert Langridge)
Kathryn Lenihan .... animator: ILM
Jeff Mann .... modelmaker: ILM
Steve McAllister .... starfield effects/tactical displays: Evans & Sutherland
Roberto McGrath .... still lab technician: ILM
John McLeod .... stage technician: ILM (as John McCleod)
Ted Moehnke .... supervising stage technician: ILM (as T.E. Moehnke)
Thaine Morris .... pyrotechnics: ILM
Duncan Myers .... optical laboratory technician: ILM
Bruce Nicholson .... optical photography supervisor: ILM
Sam Nicholson .... additional special lighting effects
Kerry Nordquist .... still lab technician: ILM
Frank Ordaz .... matte painting artist: ILM
Michael Owens .... assistant camera operator: ILM (as Mike Owens)
Jeri Panek .... starfield effects/tactical displays: Evans & Sutherland
Robert D. Poor .... computer graphics: ILM
Thomas Porter .... computer graphics: ILM
Ken Ralston .... special visual effects supervisor: ILM
William Reeves .... computer graphics: ILM
Arthur F. Repola .... supervising effects editor: ILM (as Arthur Repola)
Thomas Rosseter .... optical line-up: ILM
Steve Sanders .... modelmaker: ILM
Michael Santy .... assistant camera operator: ILM
Kathy Shine .... travel arrangements: ILM
Alvy Ray Smith .... computer graphics: ILM
Kenneth Smith .... optical printer operator: ILM
Thomas G. Smith .... general manager: ILM (as Tom Smith)
Peter Stolz .... stage technician: ILM
Larry Tan .... modelmaker: ILM
Kyle Turner .... assistant: Tom Smith
Mark Vargo .... optical printer operator: ILM
Jim Veilleux .... special visual effects supervisor: ILM
Brent Watson .... starfield effects/tactical displays: Evans & Sutherland
Darryl Anka .... prop maker (uncredited)
Rob LaDuca .... animator: ILM (uncredited)
Alan G. Markowitz .... optical effects supervisor (uncredited)
Michael Pangrazio .... matte artist supervisor: ILM (uncredited)
Susan Turner .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Steve Blalock .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts
Fletcher Bryant .... stunts
Jim Burk .... stunts
Diane Carter .... stunts
Anthony Cecere .... stunts
Ann Chatterton .... stunts
Gary Combs .... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (as Gilbert Combs)
Jim Connors .... stunts
Bill Couch Jr. .... stunts
Bill Couch .... stunt coordinator
Bill Couch .... stunts (as Bill Couch Sr.)
Eddy Donno .... stunts
John Escobar .... stunts (as John Eskobar)
Allan Graf .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Paula Marie Moody .... stunts (as Paula Moody)
Tom Morga .... stunts
Beth Nufer .... stunts
Mary Peters .... stunts
Ernest Robinson .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunts
Kym Washington .... stunts (as Kim Washington)
Mike Washlake .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (as George Wilbur)
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Romolo Acquistapace .... gaffer
Bruce Birmelin .... still photographer
Tom Connole .... second assistant camera
Catherine E. Coulson .... first assistant camera (as Catherine Coulson)
Craig Denault .... camera operator
Ray Gilberti .... assistant camera
Gene Griffith .... key grip
Tommy James .... second grip (as Tom James)
Gary J. Jensen .... crane operator (as Gary Jensen)
Alan Landaker .... chief engineer: video displays
Hal Landaker .... video supervisor
Charles Langham .... best boy
Jonathan West .... b camera operator
Don Whipple .... dolly grip
Murphy Wiltz .... best boy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kimon Beazlie .... wardrobe
Robin Michel Bush .... wardrobe
Agnes G. Henry .... wardrobe supervisor
James Linn .... wardrobe supervisor
Joseph Markham .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
John Haggar .... assistant editor (as John A. Haggar)
Christopher Koefoed .... assistant editor (as Christopher L. Koefoed)
Vicky Witt .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bob Badami .... music editor (as Robert Badami)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Tom Boyd .... oboe
Alexander Courage .... composer: theme "Star Trek"
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Craig Huxley .... Blaster Beam, conductor, composer: additional music, Enterprise Studio producer
Tommy Johnson .... musician: tuba soloist
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
James Horner .... conductor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Howard Brady Davidson .... transportation co-captain (as Howard Davidson)
Michael McDuffee .... transportation coordinator (as Mike McDuffee)
Rick Vallencia .... transportation captain (as Rick Valencia)
Other crew
Terry Ahern .... craft service
Deborah Arakelian .... assistant to producers
Malcolm Blanchard .... computer database manager
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Eddie Egan .... unit publicist (as Edward Egan)
Mary Jane Ferguson .... script supervisor
Richard Green .... technical advisor (as Dr. Richard Green)
Rodger Johnson .... title designer
Don Kracke .... title designer
Jeff Melichar .... set security
Marc Okrand .... translator: Vulcan
Gene Roddenberry .... executive consultant
Janna Wong Healy .... assistant to Mr. Meyer
Steve Blalock .... stand-in (uncredited)
Judy Burns .... consultant (uncredited)
Philip Weyland .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan" - USA (original title)
"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - The Director's Edition" - USA (director's cut)
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Rated PG for violence and language
113 min | USA:116 min (director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:NRC (original rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG | Canada:G (Régie du Cinéma Québec) | Finland:K-12 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:12 (director's cut) (2016) | Ireland:12 (theatrical cut) (2002) | Ireland:PG (theatrical cut) (2001) | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:11 | Norway:12 (1983) | Peru:Apt | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (cut) | UK:12 (special edition DVD) | UK:12 (DVD rating) (2002) (uncut) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (1989) (uncut) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (cut) | USA:PG (#26694) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

According to Nicholas Meyer, one of his chief contributions to the film was to handle the storyline and characters with a "healthy disrespect". He felt that the characters had to become "more human and a little less wooden".See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Kirk and Spock leave the bridge to view the Genesis proposal with McCoy, Kirk gives the conn to Saavik. As Sulu was the senior officer, command should have been given to him.See more »
[first lines]
Saavik:Captain's log: Stardate 8130.3. Starship Enterprise on training mission to Gamma Hydra, section 14, coordinates 22-87-4. Approaching Neutral Zone; all systems normal and functioning.
Sulu:Leaving section 14 for section 15.
Saavik:Standby. Project parabolic course to avoid entering Neutral Zone.
Sulu:Aye, captain.
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Movie Connections:
Amazing Grace (Scottish Bagpipes)See more »


Pavel Chekov was not in the Star Trek episode "Space Seed", so how can Khan and Chekov recognize each other?
Why the long search for a lifeless planet to test Genesis on? Isn't the galaxy full of lifeless planets?
Has 'The Wrath of Khan' been novelized?
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59 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
Revenge is a dish that is best served cold!, 18 May 2000
Author: obiwancohen

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a classic action film. It has heroic characters, a nasty villain and a sweeping adventure that is both engaging and entertaining. This is top-notch filmmaking, which just happens to be told via Gene Roddenberry's sci-fi world of Star Trek.

Acting: Shatner and the Enterprise crew are all in top form. It just so happens that this is the best material they have ever been given to perform and they execute it with class and style (a quality later incarnations of Star Trek lack). Also, Ricardo Montablan is the ultimate Star Trek villain as Khan Noonian Singh.

The special FX are also well-done. In this age of CGI it is refreshing to see the ingenuity and creativity of old-style model effects being used so effectively. And just to make this statement even more clear: ST II has THE BEST space battle sequences in film history. That's right, the best. It's not about the scope of a battle that makes it fun to watch, it's all about the pacing! This film exhibits the best cat and mouse battle in my mind and its well worth your time.

Go see this movie.

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