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The Ice Pirates (1984)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi | Action  -  16 March 1984 (USA)
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In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father who disappeared when he found information dangerous to the rulers. A real Space Opera with sword fights, explosions, fighting robots, monsters, bar fights and time warps. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Ice Pirates  »

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One of the final major Hollywood studio films of actor John Carradine. See more »

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Princess Karina: How long have you known about this?
Jason: First we've heard of it.
Roscoe: Couple of days.
[Jason and Roscoe look at each other]
Jason: Couple of days.
Roscoe: First we've heard of it.
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Perhaps the funniest SF-Movie
13 October 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Ice Pirates is a B-movie, it's campy, trashy and it is most of the time hilariously funny.

To me it probably is the funniest sf movie I ever watched. Sure, Galaxy Quest is funny, but it is also totally selfconcious, the whole humour comes from making fun of Star Trek.

Ice Pirates also makes fun of sf tropes, but it never takes itself seriously. While the story might be less strange than Buckaroo Banzai, the former is as quirky as the latter.

On the other hand, some of the visuals still look great to me.

This is one of the few films, I loved as a child, that stood up to the test of time and entertained the adult me as well as the young peg.


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