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The Ice Pirates (1984)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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16 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Ice Pirates  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was intended to be a serious sci-fi film with a $20 million budget, but MGM slashed the budget to $8 million and had the script rewritten as a comedy. See more »

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Jason: It's really not that dangerous.
Princess Karina: That's not what I've been told.
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Low-down, dirty good fun
14 October 1999 | by (Ashland, OR, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a kid and just watched it again. Some may think it's a sci-fi action flick that hit well below the mark. Others view as a comedy that hit pretty much dead-on. I don't really care ... it's got men being men, women kicking a**, lots of aliens and space battles that make a shoestring budget look appealing, but work anyway. It's lowdown, dirty, often vulgar, and succeeds in making just about every character in the bunch the butt of at least one joke. The only thing is, I can't remember any other movie that made Ron Perlman out to be the small, weaselly guy. Score one more for the Ice Pirates!


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