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Prisoners of the Lost Universe -- Three people are transported into a parallel universe. There they find that they must use modern technology, but medieval weapons, in order to save the citizenry from a murderous warlord.


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Terry Marcel (original story and screenplay) and
Harry Robertson (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 August 1983 (USA) See more »
Three people are transported into a parallel reality, where they find they must use modern technology, but medieval weapons, in order to save the citizenry from a murderous warlord. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Hatch ... Dan

Kay Lenz ... Carrie Madison

John Saxon ... Kleel
Peter O'Farrell ... Malachi
Ray Charleson ... The Greenman
Kenneth Hendel ... Dr. Hartmann
Philip Van der Byl ... The Manbeast

Larry Taylor ... Vosk
Dawn Abraham ... Shareen
Ron Smerczak ... Head Trader
Charles Comyn ... Treet
Ian Steadman ... 1st Prisoner
Bill Flynn ... 2nd Prisoner
Danie Voges ... Giant Nabu
Myles Robertson ... Waterbeast

Directed by
Terry Marcel 
Writing credits
Terry Marcel (original story and screenplay) and
Harry Robertson (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
John Hardy .... executive producer
Denis Johnson Jr. .... associate producer
Harry Robertson .... producer
Original Music by
Harry Robertson 
Cinematography by
Derek V. Browne (director of photography) (as Derek Browne)
Film Editing by
Alan Jones 
Casting by
Gianna Pisanello 
Makeup Department
Aaron Sherman .... prosthetic makeup
Maralyn Sherman .... prosthetic makeup
Hilary Steinberg .... makeup artist
Anni Taylor .... makeup supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Larkin .... assistant director
Nick Lorentz .... first assistant director (as Nicholas Lorentz)
Myles Robertson .... assistant director
Art Department
Ian Cowie .... construction advisor
Milton Kirtley .... set dresser
Andrew Shand .... prop master
Tony Shuttleworth .... special prop constructor
Krysia Waldman .... set dresser
Sound Department
Nigel Galt .... dubbing editor
Alan Gerhardt .... sound recordist
Kevin Montanari .... boom operator
Ken Scrivener .... dubbing mixer
Special Effects by
Ray Hanson .... special effects
Abey Moshapo .... assistant special effects
Visual Effects by
Ray Caple .... optical effects
Doug Robinson .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Russel Bowden .... assistant grip (as Russell Bowden)
Clive De Klerk .... focus puller
Charles A. Gould .... grip (as Charles Gould)
Timothy Pike .... clapper loader (as Tim Pike)
Russell Seabourne .... camera operator
Peter Van Der Walt .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elaine Downing .... costume mistress
Cynthia Schumacher .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Dina Eaton .... assistant editor
Joe Illing .... assistant editor
Clint Proctor .... assistant editor
John Runciman .... laboratory
Location Management
Lea Shewan .... location manager
Music Department
Alan Snelling .... music recordist: Anvil, Abbey Road, London
Other crew
Harriet Meier .... continuity
Liane Wahlhaus .... production assistant
Gerald C. Wheatley .... production accountant (as Gerald Wheatley)
Crew believed to be complete

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90 min | USA:94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Richard Hatch was ill through part of the dubbing and thus his character's voice can be heard to fluctuate.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Malachi tosses the nitroglycerin-laden flask onto the boulder, the boulder blows up from the inside out, implying that there was a detonation charge inside it.See more »
Carrie Madison:[Carrie and Dan are climbing a cliff, and Dan helps her up by pushing on her bottom] I am quite able to do this by myself, so if you don't mind, please take your hand off my butt!See more »


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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Surprise, 31 August 2001
Author: saccenti from Laurel, MD

First, I can't imagine this can even be found anymore. I saw it one time, in the mid 80s when I was a kid, on T.V. I think it was orginally made for cable. Anyway, my expectations were zero, and instead I enjoyed a great "bad" movie, if you know what I mean. Fun way to spend an afternoon. Why do I even remember it? Because it is so obscure, it is one of those movies I use to test whether a film book (like Maltin) is really comprehensive. Glad to find it on

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