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SpaceCamp (1986)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi  |  6 June 1986 (USA)
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The young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidently launched into orbit.

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Max (as Leaf Phoenix)
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Brennan
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Launch Director
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Banning
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Gardener (as T. Scott Coffey)
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NASA #1 (as Daryl Roach)
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Hollye Rebecca Suggs ...
Young Andie
Terry White ...
NASA #3
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Storyline

American kids go to a space camp during the summer holidays. They learn how to operate the Space Shuttle. A team consisting of a guy who just entered to meet girls, a wanna be astronaut and an instructor who wanted to go on a mission instead of teaching can sit in the Shuttle while testing the engines. Then they're launched by mistake ... Written by Ivo Kroone <ab2693@triton.heao.hsa.nl>

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6 June 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cap sur les étoiles  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,697,739 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Lea Thompson, because the numerous delays in filming, the cast and crew jokingly wore T-shirts saying "SpaceCramp". See more »

Goofs

After Jinx says "Bye Max" after liftoff, one of the control room staff states they're instituting the roll manoeuvre, however Jinx's view of the shuttle before this already showed the shuttle in the post-roll position. See more »

Quotes

NASA #1: How the hell am I supposed to keep a lid on this? People for 500 miles know the shuttle went up.
Commander Zach Burkstroom: Tell them the truth. You sent my wife and five kids up from Spacecamp. They'll never believe it.
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Referenced in Blood Massacre (1991) See more »

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So Far Away
by Mark Knopfler
Chariscourt Ltd. adm. by Almo Music Corp. in USA and Canada
Performed by Dire Straits
Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd./Warner Bros.
Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Ill be honest, bar a few faults i liked this film. I was about 12 i think when i saw it and liked it so much, i tried looking for the place in Alabama. Now, i see it as a kids adventure. Casting kids, aiming space adventure to kids. (if you look closely you can see its a studio soundstage - yes i thought i was really in space).

The plot is OK, space camp go into the shuttle for an engine test that turns into a launch. It said the odds for it happening are once ever 4 million years. So how did it happen? The robot programmed it to. did it really fail or was it a hoax still puzzling that one.

Its a race against time, well air supply. I don't know a lot about any nations space programme, but you'd have thought they would have the supplies on board before doing tests?

Only other point about it, i felt that Kate Capshaws character was too humourless. OK she was so unhappy, she made scrooge look happy go lucky.


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