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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 ...
Barracuda Leader
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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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20 May 1983 (USA)  »

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$14,400,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Publicity for this picture declared that it was the first 3D space adventure since It Came from Outer Space (1953) which had been made and released about thirty years earlier. In fact, another 3D sci-fi film was released later in the same year "Spacehunter" debuted, that was Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983). See more »

Goofs

"Studio carpark visible when the ship first lands on the planet". The most commonly stated goof, but the error only ever featured in an unfinished workprint of this shot. It occurred because the wrong camera frame type was used for the size of the set. A local news agency obtained a copy of the workprint and incorrectly reported this as an error. The shot was corrected before the film's theatrical release and does not appear on VHS or DVD releases. 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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meant to be together forever
6 December 2010 | by (Seattle WA USA) – See all my reviews

i'm a big fan of portions of this film - primarily the Peter Strauss/Molly Ringwald portions - despite their 21 year age difference

  • their incessant battling brought out the duo's chemistry just as if


this were a romantic comedy - and Molly's valley-girl-in-space remains one of my favorite scifi characters ever.

with their charisma - and a talented supporting cast including Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci, and Michael Ironside - along with some imaginative set design - and great dialog for Molly - this is more than a gimmicky scifi yarn - too bad the rest of the movie isn't up to that standard.


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