Robotech: The Movie (1986)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Fantasy  |  25 July 1986 (USA)
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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 Landry / Tech / Additional Voices (voice) (as Ryan O'Flannigan)
Iona Morris ...
Becky Michaels (voice) (as Brittany Harlowe)
Diane Michelle ...
Eve (voice) (as Muriel Fargo)
Gregory Snegoff ...
Anchor / Col. B.D. Andrews / Additional Voices (voice) (as Greg Snow)
Rider / Additional Voices (voice) (as Jeffrey Platt)
Gen. Anatole Leonard / Additional Voices (voice) (as Guy Garrett)
Tom Wyner ...
Roger / Additional Voices (voice) (as Abe Lasser)
Robert V. Barron ...
Prof. Embry (voice) (as Merle Pearson)
Edie Mirman ...
Kelly Stevens (voice) (as Penny Sweet)
Wendee Lee ...
Stacy Embry (voice) (as Wendee Swan)
Tony Clay ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Wayne Anthony)
Clifton Wells ...
Tech / Additional Voices (voice) (as Spike Niblick)
Blue / Bud / Rider / Soldiers / Additional Voices (voice) (as Bruce Nielson)
Doug Lee ...
Master / PA / Additional Voices (voice) (as Ike Medlick)
Security / Additional Voices (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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The adventure never stops in this full length animated feature See more »


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Release Date:

25 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robotech The Movie: The Untold Story  »

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Did You Know?


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.
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!
Mark Landry: Ah... Becky, wait! You'll never make it that way!
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Crazy Credits

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


Followed by Robotech: Invasion (2004) See more »


Performed by Michael Bradley and Joanne Harris
Composed by Michael Bradley
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even the name cannot save this movie!!
29 February 2000 | by (Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is an hybrid creature born at Carl Macek mind. With Robotech the second generation (Robotech Masters) and Megazone 23 into one miserable movie, that have no logic! The story is very, very bad, and you cannot forgive the action of Megazone when have nothing to do with Robotech. If this movie have so high rank is for the TV series and not for itself!! I did said it, the name cannot save this!

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