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  (in credits order)

Michael Jackson ... Captain EO

Anjelica Huston ... The Supreme Leader

Dick Shawn ... Commander Bog

Tony Cox ... Hooter

Debbie Lee Carrington ... Idee (as Debbie Carrington)

Cindy Sorenson ... Geex (as Cindy Sorensen)
Gary DePew ... Major Domo
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
Lezlie Mogell ... Dancer
Stephen Nicholas ... Dancer

Mary Ann Hermansen ... Dancer (as Mary Oedy)
Beverly Shofner ... Dancer
Timothy Solomon ... Dancer
Kevin Bender ... Dancer
Janeen Damian ... Dancer (as Janeen Best)
Derrick Brice ... Dancer
Bill Burns ... Dancer
Alex Cole ... Dancer
Dennis Daniels ... Dancer
Felix Montano ... Dancer
Tony Fields ... Dancer
Forrest Gardner ... Dancer
Barry Lather ... Dancer
Reggie O'Gwin ... Dancer
Smith Wordes ... Dancer (as Smith Osborne)
Michelle Rudy ... Dancer
Darrel W. Wright ... Dancer (as Darrel Wright)
Timothy Scott ... Dancer (as Tim Scott)
James 'Jazzy' Everett ... Dancer (as James Everett)
Bobby Walker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Scott Adamo ... Dancer
Fred Apolito ... Slave (uncredited)

Doug Benson ... Orange Dancer (uncredited)
Sheila Best ... Dancer (uncredited)

Gabriel Bologna ... Dancer (uncredited)
Renee Colette ... Dancer (uncredited)
Percy Rodrigues ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
Writing credits
George Lucas (screenplay) &
Rusty Lemorande (screenplay) &
Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay) (as Francis Coppola)

Produced by
Rusty Lemorande .... producer
George Lucas .... executive producer
Original Music by
James Horner 
Cinematography by
Peter Anderson 
Film Editing by
Lisa Fruchtman 
Walter Murch 
Production Design by
Geoffrey Kirkland  (as Geoffrey Alan Kirkland)
Set Decoration by
Cheryal Kearney 
John Sweeney 
Makeup Department
Lance Anderson .... special makeup effects
Rick Baker .... special makeup effects
Thomas R. Burman .... makeup artist: Princess/Witch (as Tom Burman)
Judy Crown .... head hairstylist
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... makeup artist: Princess/Witch (as Bari Drieband Burman)
Robert Hickman .... key makeup
Marlene Lipman .... body makeup
Elizabeth Rabe .... additional hair stylist
Mike Smithson .... sculptor, cosmetics
Rick Stratton .... makeup supervisor
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects assistant (uncredited)
Mike Menzel .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
John Romeyn .... production manager
Thomas P. Smith .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter L. Bergquist .... first assistant director (as Peter Lord Bergquist)
Dennis Capps .... second assistant director
Rusty Lemorande .... second unit director
Art Department
Edward Eyth .... concept designer
Emily Ferry .... property master
Steven Curtis Husch .... set dresser
Luigi Mugavero .... set dresser
Brian Hanish .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Clayton .... dialogue editor
Teresa Eckton .... sound effects editor
John Nutt .... dialogue editor
Douglas J. Schulman .... boom operator
Greg Smith .... sound recordist
Gary Summers .... sound effects mixer
Gary Rydstrom .... sound designer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Lance Anderson .... constructor and co-designer: Hooter, the Geeks, Major Domo and Minor Domo
Rick Baker .... creator: Fuzzball effects
George Paine .... special effects assistant
John Palmer .... special effects crew
Mike Wever .... special effects technician
Kevin Pike .... special effects supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Tim Turner .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Harold Weed .... creature maker (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
William L. Arance .... airbrush artist
Eric Brevig .... visual effects supervisor: DQI
Rob Burton .... animation camera
Barry Cook .... effects animator
Gregg L. Daniel .... visual effects element controller
Selwyn Eddy .... visual effects cameraman: ILM
Harrison Ellenshaw .... special visual effects supervisor
John V. Fante .... visual effects camera: ILM
Jammie Friday .... rotoscope supervisor
Michael Gleason .... visual effects editor
Cyrene R. Houdini .... visual effects
Phil Huff .... miniature photography
Clint Hutchison .... visual effects element controller
Christopher Keith .... visual effects coordinator
Sam Longoria .... 65mm 3D animation camera engineer
Dennis Muren .... visual effects supervisor: ILM
Michael Olague .... visual effects crew
Jody Rogers .... visual effects
Randall Rudd .... digital effects director
Randall Rudd .... visual effects producer
Scott Santoro .... effects animator
Steve Slocomb .... visual effects
Joseph Thomas .... animation cameraman
James Valentine .... rotoscope
Greg Van der Veer .... optical supervisor
John T. Van Vliet .... effects animator
Steve Gawley .... supervising modelmaker: ILM (uncredited)
Kim Knowlton .... effects animator (uncredited)
Rick Taylor .... animation camera operator (uncredited)
Michael Cassidy .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Byers .... electrician
C.W. Fallin .... camera technician
Sunny Johnson .... grip
Mako Koiwai .... first assistant camera
Cindy Kurland .... assistant camera
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera
Vittorio Storaro .... lighting/photography consultant
Animation Department
Douglas Aberle .... claymation artist (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Steve Diggins .... on-line editor
Robert Grahamjones .... assistant editor
Victor Livingston .... associate editor
Bob Sarles .... apprentice editor
Rusty Lemorande .... additional editor (uncredited)
Music Department
John Barnes .... music arranger: vocals
Jerry Hey .... music arranger: horns
Michael Jackson .... composer: theme music
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
Tim Truman .... composer: additional music
James Horner .... conductor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tom Briggs .... driver
Other crew
Joanie Blum .... script supervisor
Allen Coulter .... puppeteer
Kimberly Edwards .... first assistant accountant
Darren Frankel .... puppeteer (as Darren Glenn Frankel)
Terri Hardin .... puppeteer
Tom Hester .... puppeteer
Jeffrey Hornaday .... choreographer
Michael Jackson .... choreographer
June Jordan .... stand-in
Heather Kindberg .... production assistant
Tim Lawrence .... puppeteer
Laura Levy .... puppeteer (as Laura R. Levy)
Helene Phillips .... assistant choreographer
Bruce Schwartz .... puppeteer (as Bruce Schwarz)
Steve Sleap .... puppeteer (as Steven F. Sleap)
Cheryl A. Stone .... production accountant
Lisa Sturz .... puppeteer (as Lisa A. Sturz)
Eric Weidman .... production assistant

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Additional Details

17 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The sequence where Minor Domo changes from a small robot into a synthesizer was done in reverse order from synthesizer to robot by Doug Aberle.See more »
Continuity: When the Whip Warriors get their whips tied together by Fuzzball, the whips are in a pretzel knot and in the next shot, they are simply one long whip with two handles.See more »
[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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References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
One of pop cultures greatest achievements., 22 October 2012
Author: equaltocody from United States

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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