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Release Date:
23 May 1986 (USA) See more »
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One Man's Quest is Another Man's Destiny See more »
Plot:
Princess Alba (Lamor) is abducted by a dragon, and it's up to Klever (Keitel) to save her. But, it turns out that this dragon is an alien spacecraft... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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This Bad is Just Plain Bad. See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Fernando Colomo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fernando Colomo 
Andreu Martín  screenplay
Andreu Martín  story
Miguel Ángel Nieto  screenplay
Miguel Ángel Nieto  story

Produced by
Fernando Colomo .... producer
Ana Huete .... executive producer
José Esteban Lasala .... producer
 
Original Music by
José Nieto 
 
Cinematography by
José Luis Alcaine 
 
Film Editing by
Miguel Ángel Santamaría 
 
Set Decoration by
Félix Murcia 
 
Costume Design by
Javier Artiñano (co-costume designer)
 
Makeup Department
José Antonio Sánchez .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carlos Orengo .... production manager
 
Art Department
Alfonso Azpiri .... additional spacesuit designer
Fernando Colomo .... additional spaceship designer
Juan Giménez .... additional spacesuit designer (as Juan Jimenez)
Vicente Jesús .... spaceship modeler (as Vicente Jesus Rafael)
Julián Martín .... chief painter
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
David Nadal .... additional spaceship designer
Enrique Ventura .... visual designer
 
Sound Department
Ray Gillon .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Randal A. Goya .... adr editor
José Vinader .... sound
Jim Willis .... sound editor (as James Willis)
 
Special Effects by
Reyes Abades .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Vicente Agustí .... optical effects: ATC
Félix Benito .... optical effects: ATC
Félix Bergés .... optical effects: ATC
Carmen Cabrera .... optical effects assistant
Chuck Comisky .... visual effects
Jorge Crespo .... optical effects: ATC
Rafael Fernández .... optical effects: Story Film/Pablo Nuñez
Jesús Gant .... optical effects: Fotofilm Barcelona
Francisco García .... optical effects: Fotofilm Barcelona
José Garrido .... optical effects: ATC
Luiz Gómez-Cornejo .... optical effects: ATC
Vicente López .... optical effects: Moro Creativos
Julián Martín .... miniatures
Carlos Martínez .... optical effects: Story Film/Pablo Nuñez
Oscar Nuñez .... visual effects
Antonio Ojeda .... optical effects: Story Film/Pablo Nuñez
Ángel Rodríguez .... optical effects: Moro Creativos
Juan Ramón Torán .... optical effects: ATC
Miguel Villafáfila .... optical effects: Fotofilm Madrid
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Teresa Isasi .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Cristina Rota .... acting coach
 

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Also Known As:
"Star Knight" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
USA:90 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Imanol Arias turned down the role of IX.See more »
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Boecius:Send me... an Angel...See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
This Bad is Just Plain Bad., 9 March 2011
Author: Brian Harris (wildsidecinema) from United States

What a steamer! I have to admit that I was seriously Gung-ho for this flick because it sounded intriguing and I figured, at the very least, it would be a quality film with Keitel and Kinski involved. Silly me. Star Knight (aka The Knight of the Dragon) comes off like a cheesy mash-up of Starman, Dune and Black Knight, it combines elegant, unearthly production design with ineffective, bumbling comedy and unlikable characters. The alien, his "suit of armor" and his ship were gorgeous, they deserved a film worthy of their design, not this goofy meandering crap.

I wanted to like Kinski, his ice-cold blue eyes and dazzling smile but the vibe his character gives off is decidedly sinister and therefor hard to connect with. Keitel's "brave knight" is idiotic and it only gets worse when the Brooklyn accent spills forth during his poorly delivered Olde English dialog. Honestly, this was a real forehead-slapper. I suppose the alien "IX" (Miguel Bosé) was okay but he doesn't get lines and his acting consisted of wide eyes and head nods.

Star Knight was about as basic as they come, "Alien comes to Earth to study our world and he falls in love." Big whoop, right? Well as simple as it is it really could have succeed (in its own way) had the characters worked better and the film was played straight. They didn't and it wasn't though and, in the end, instead of finding myself mildly entertained with a cool time-waster, I was bored to tears by "just plain bad." I wish I could say that it got better at some point but it didn't.

If you're all about dumb-as-rocks sci-fi comedies like Pluto Nash and Galaxy Quest then you may find this only a little disappointing. Everybody else though should steer clear unless you're a glutton for cinematic punishment, like me.

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