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Space Raiders (1983)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  July 1983 (USA)
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A futuristic, sensitive tale of adventure and confrontation when a 10 year old boy is accidentally kidnapped by a spaceship filled with a motley crew of space pirates.

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Hawk
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Peter
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Amanda
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Flightplan
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Ace
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Aldebarian
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Zariatin
George Dickerson ...
Tracton
Michael Miller ...
Lou
Virginia Kiser ...
Janeris
Don Washburn ...
Jessup
William Boyett ...
Taggert
Howard Dayton ...
Elmer
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Crazy Mel
Elizabeth Charlton ...
Cookie
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A futuristic, sensitive tale of adventure and confrontation when a 10 year old boy is accidentally kidnapped by a spaceship filled with a motley crew of space pirates. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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He's 10 years old and they've taken him 10-million miles into space. See more »


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Star Child  »

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Trivia

The musical score is reused from Battle Beyond the Stars (1980). See more »

Goofs

During the first space fight, Hawk says that "there are only two of them, and six of us". However, we get to see at least ten company fighters get blown up during the course of the battle. See more »

Quotes

[Hawk is teaching Peter to operate the gunner's panel on a spaceship]
Hawk: Hey, you did it! That's the kind of things you gotta know when you grow up.
Peter: When I grow up, I'm gonna have a job, in some office!
Hawk: Well, you're gonna be the best shot in that office.
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Edited into Andy Colby's Incredible Adventure (1988) See more »

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Marvellous Mellarchy!
16 February 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I can't help it, I love this film. Yes all the FX, sounds music etc are pinched from Battle Beyond the Stars, but they are expertly pinched! The music is actually a combination of the scores James Horner wrote for "Humaniods from the Deep" and "Battle ...", scores which incidentally got him hired to do Star Trek II .. so he owes a lot to these pictures.

Frankly this is the kind of film the entertains me, it's not clever but it's not trying to be it's simple an adventure and I personally think the editing and reuse of shots from Battle Beyond ... are very well done. Also you might be interested to know that all those FX shots, and the ships themselves were built and filmed by James Cameron !!, back before he'd done his directorial debut of "Piranha". So they're shots that deserved a bit of reuse. For sure only Roger Corman's company could get away with this .. but lets face it we all get a kick out of seeing the 'ship with the boobs'!

Personally I hope this comes out on Blu-ray with a tonne of makings of and extras .. I'd be happy to watch that. I want more films that are in this vein of adventurous fantasy! And the reused stuff in this film is testament to the fact that Corman's company produced awesome material for previous films.

Loved it, watched it and will be watching it again no matter how much it's trashed by everyone else.


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