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Robotech: The Movie (1986)

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Re-edited version of a Japanese TV serial combined with a direct-to-video anime, released in the U.S. as a feature.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerrigan Mahan ...
Mark / Strategic Air Command Tech 2 / Walla (voice) (as Ryan O'Flannigan)
Iona Morris ...
Becky (voice) (as Brittany Harlowe)
Muriel Fargo ...
Eve (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ...
BD / Anchor 2 (voice) (as Greg Snow)
Emerson / Rider 1 / Walla (voice) (as Jeffrey Platt)
Leonard / Red Elder 1 / Yellow Elder 2 (voice) (as Guy Garrett)
Tom Wyner ...
Roger / Red Elder 2 / Yellow Elder 1 (voice) (as Abe Lasser)
Robert V. Barron ...
Embry (voice) (as Merle Pearson)
Edie Mirman ...
Kelly (voice) (as Penny Sweet)
Wendee Lee ...
Stacy Embry (voice) (as Wendee Swan)
Wayne Anthony ...
Spike Niblick ...
Various (voice)
Delta Blue (voice) (as Bruce Nielson)
Ike Medlick ...
Tony Clay ...
MODAT Security Commander (voice) (as Jonathan Alexander)


In 1999 an alien spaceship crashed onto the earth. Hidden on board were the secrets of a unique science known as Robotechnology. Databanks found in the ship were transferred to the Earth Robotech Computer Complex. In 2009, an alien search party arrived from hyper-space to reclaim their lost databank. The united Earth Government was forced into an Inter Galactic war. Earth forces were able to win the first battle......but at a great cost. The planet was virtually destroyed. New population centres grew out of the ashes..... It is now 2027, a second armada sent by the aliens is nearing earth, they have come to recapture the secrets of their lost technology and then destroy the Earth. Written by Anonymous

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Mark held the key to Robotech. Unlocking its powers could save the World! See more »


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Release Date:

3 December 1987 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Robotech: The Untold Story  »

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1.33 : 1
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According to Carl Macek, Robotech: The Untold Story was supposed to be a straight dub of Megazone 23 Part I, but because the Cannon Films executives were not happy with the original ending, Macek rewrote the script, spliced in footage from Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross, and commissioned Idol Co. Ltd. to animate a completely new ending (which was later included in the laserdisc release of Megazone 23 Part II). Because Megazone 23 was shot in 35mm film and Southern Cross was shot in 16mm film (which was the standard for TV series titles at the time), visual inconsistencies were very noticeable on the big screen. The movie did a test run in Texas, where it failed. However, it was a surprise hit in some countries like Argentina. Harmony Gold let their license to Megazone 23 expire a few years later. See more »


Mark Landry: Hiya Becky! Hey you dropped your purse. Sorry I'm late.
Mark Landry: Hey you dropped your purse. Sorry I'm late.
Becky Franklin: Who do you think you are?
Mark Landry: Steve McQueen?
Mark Landry: Hey, look i'm sorry but after what happened last night your lucky i'm here at all. You'll never believe...
Becky Franklin: Lucky? Do you know how long I've been waiting?
Mark Landry: Sorry!
Becky Franklin: If I miss that audition, I'll wring your neck.
Mark Landry: Hey...
Becky Franklin: Taxi!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits go up the screen like the old Star Wars opening credits. See more »


Edited from Chôjikû kidan Sazan Kurosu (1984) See more »


Call On Me
Performed by Joanne Harris
Composed by Steve Wittmack
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Robotech The Movie
16 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw his movie in Dallas, Texas when it came out in 1986. I remember them giving out prizes for showing up to see the movie. After seeing the movie I can see why. The movie was not bad, nor was it great. The problem with this movie was that it tried to tell a side story. They created a new story, new characters and tried to wrap it around the Masters Saga. My biggest complaint is that the plot is about a second wave of Robotech Masters attacking the Earth. They even used the same scenes from the Master Saga but with different dialogue. As a kid, I loved the movie. But unfortunately I haven't seen it as an adult and can't give a better review. Looking back I was disappointed but now I would love to see the movie and re-evaluate my stance on it. That being said, will someone please release this movie for the whole world to judge? I love Robotech and can't wait for The Shadows Chronicles.

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