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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
Patsy Pease ...
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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Trivia

David Mendenhall was eleven years old when he made his theatrical film debut as Peter in this movie. 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: Peter, listen to me. Things are always happening that we don't expect. You can think of them as an ordeal, or you can think of them as a great adventure. It's the adventurers who make it.
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Edited from Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) See more »

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Children's Sci-Fi Treasure!!!
16 October 2005 | by (California, United States) – See all my reviews

The premise of this movie is that a band of space pirates ends up stealing a kid by mistake. This group of "Space Raiders" is led by a man named Hawk, a once honorable soldier, -- or so the story goes, ironically, with Hawk struggling to look good in front of the kid and eventually promising to get the kid home rather than ransoming him. This story has a little bit of everything in it from the exciting action of Star Wars to the warmth and comfort of E.T. It's not technically the most SFX movie in Sci-fi, even for its time, but I would say to rival it against some of the earlier Seals and Croft TV series in the '70's that had that special inspiration of adventure and impossibility that kids love to contemplate. Think of that special after school movie and that's what I'm talking about. I give this film a high rating mostly because it is a movie for kids (the battle scenes are great and the cheesy effects make the gunfights practically non-violent). Younger kids can identify with the boy and preteens can identify with the speed of the story. Give it a try -- it's great family entertainment.


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