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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

Three women make 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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Wolff
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Niki
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Chalmers
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Overdog
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Grandman Patterson
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Meagan
Aleisa Shirley ...
Reena
Cali Timmins ...
Nova
Paul Boretski ...
Jarrett
Patrick Rowe ...
Duster
Reggie Bennett ...
Barracuda Leader
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Three women make 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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20 May 1983 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$14,400,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,500,000 (USA)
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Some movie posters for the film featured a long text preamble that read: "Wolff and Nikki. He's an interstellar adventurer. She's a young rebel. Together they set out on a mission to rescue three stranded women. From a planet no one has warned them about. Because no one has ever returned". See more »

Goofs

The car-lot goof is often mentioned as "only visible in a work-print which was never released", but is VERY visible in many European VHS versions. When the spaceship lands, you can clearly see a street with cars in one of the corners. See more »

Quotes

[to Chalmers, after she's ceased functioning]
Wolff: You were the best model they ever put out.
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Referenced in Step Brothers (2008) See more »

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Brain-free fun
27 August 2001 | by (upstate NY) – See all my reviews

Oh boy do I ever enjoy this movie. For some reason I've managed to see it at least once a year since it was released and I never get sick of it and I really have no idea why. Mental disorder, perhaps. This movie redefines camp for post-apocalyptic scifi quest adventure 3-D crap. Peter Strauss and Molly Ringwald are both great in their stock roles--Strauss is refreshingly down-to-earth, so unlike the usual all-knowing megalomaniac space ranger with a girl in every port (his girl is a purchased robot companion, which says things about a guy); Ringwald's whine would give God a

headache, but she's got the right proportion of bravado and vulnerability to create a believable, occasionally endearing space orphan. I like the random nature of their search, designed to place them in situations where the production can use up a set or two that might have been intended for some other movie. Plenty of rubbery creatures abound. And the Thunderdome-esque stuff is actually pretty cool--I'm reminded of Leela's test in that Doctor Who episode (something people who like Spacehunter are a plausible demographic to remember). All in all this is a happily-brainless-yet-somehow-lovable piece of space junk and I'm crazy about it. Or just crazy.


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