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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

 -  Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  20 May 1983 (USA)
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Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only ... See full summary »

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Chalmers
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Overdog
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Grandman Patterson
Hrant Alianak ...
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Meagan
Aleisa Shirley ...
Reena
Cali Timmins ...
Nova
Paul Boretski ...
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Patrick Rowe ...
Duster
Reggie Bennett ...
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Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their talents, they try to rescue the women. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Journey with Wolff and Niki, an interstellar adventurer and young rebel. On a mission to rescue three stranded women from a planet no one has warned them about. Because no one has ever returned.

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$14,400,000 (estimated)

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$16,500,000 (USA)
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Ernie Hudson was cast as Washington due to a resemblance to Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) who had just recently first appeared in the "Star Wars" film franchise in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). See more »

Goofs

During the opening, the space cruise ship is traveling inside a gaseous formation when it collides with "frozen" gas. All scenes show this ship in this gas field until it blows up, when the ship is suddenly shown on a clear star background. See more »

Quotes

Wolff: What the hell are you?
Nicki: What do you think I am, you scrawny earthbag? I'm a woman!
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Classic Cheese
10 September 2000 | by (Salina, KS) – See all my reviews

I make a point to catch Spacehunter every time it airs (usually after 1 a.m.). It's classic cheese, and I submit there's a place in our moral-cinematic universe for such films.

What films? Oh, having Michael Ironside as the villain is a good clue. If I had to define them...films so goofy (yet riddled with neat ideas that only the low-budget creative intellect can conjure) that we harken back to adolescence and think how cool these films would have been/were when we saw them with our junior high pals.

Yes, this is MST3K material, but lovingly so, nostalgically so. An ugly duckling that never becomes a swan--never even really gives such a transformation a shot--but one we can groove on precisely because it's so dorky.


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