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Captain EO (1986)

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Captain EO and his space crew are on a mission to save the world from the evil queen by giving her a song and dance.

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Idee (as Debbie Carrington)
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Geex (as Cindy Sorensen)
Gary DePew ...
Kahea Bright ...
Dancer
Donald Devoux ...
Dancer
Cameron English ...
Dancer
Bruno Falcon ...
Dancer (as Bruno Falcon III)
Eric D. Henderson ...
Dancer (as Eric Henderson)
Hugo Huizar ...
Dancer
Evelyne Jezek ...
Dancer (as Evelyn Jezek)
Ben Lokey ...
Dancer
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Captain Eo and his rugged crew set out on a mission to deliver a special gift to a wicked queen who lives on a dark, desolate world. Getting there is half the fun, especially when the good captain starts boogying and the special effects start flying. Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@scf-fs.usc.edu>

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We are here to change the world!

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Musical | Sci-Fi | Short

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12 September 1986 (USA)  »

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$23,700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Ben Lokey:  The dancer in red who appears on the left side of the screen towards the end of "We Are Here To Change The World". See more »

Goofs

The smokestack silhouettes behind the Evil Queen have smoke coming out their sides as well as their tops. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: The Cosmos, a universe of good and evil, where a small group struggles to bring freedom to the countless worlds of despair. A rag-tag band lead by the infamous Captain EO.
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Connections

Referenced in Newhart: Thanksgiving for the Memories (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Another Part of Me
Written and Performed by Michael Jackson
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One of pop cultures greatest achievements.
22 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some of the reviews here come off strangely, because to review this film in the same context you would review a movie or a short film is to review it outside of the context for which it was created. Because it wasn't made to be a Feature length or even a short film, it was made to be a ride at an amusement park.

Someone riding a roller-coaster is better served enjoying the twists and turns of the ride than wondering why the ride turned left THEN right, a ride is really just a combination of things that thrill.

And it does thrill, it's a 17 minute tour of the trade-mark styles of some of the most popular artists of the time, and because it was pulled so many creative forces it goes in a direction unexpected and for me is a refreshing and fantastic experience.

It scratches allot of itches I didn't know I had- It's a long form music video, it's MJ creating a character in the same way David Bowie would, it's an answer to the question 'what would it be like to take the most sought after performer and director and have them work together', and much more.

It ages extremely well, I enjoyed it as much on my most recent trip to Disneyland as I did as a kid before it's initial closing. I love the strange 'analog future' setting that is Lucas's trademark, the outlandish music video story and dancing of Michael Jackson, it has the family friendly cutesy hand of Disney in it and the directing of Coppola.

It is so, so much fun when viewed in the proper context. I'm not saying that we shouldn't analyze the parts of this story, but if you frame it in the right context, it is a masterpiece.


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