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SpaceCamp (1986)

 -  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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Barry Primus ...
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)
Peter Scranton ...
NASA #2
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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An impossible mistake put them into space. The adventure of their lives will be getting back home. See more »


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6 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Cap sur les étoiles  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,697,739 (USA)
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The song that is playing in the car when Tate pulls up to the camp is "Forever Man" by Eric Clapton, which was released the previous year on his album 'Behind the Sun'. See more »

Goofs

During liftoff, Andie tells Kevin "You've gotta drop the solid boosters - they're on your side." She tells him that the controls are on panel C3, which is correct, but panel C3 is directly between the pilot and commander seats, and the SRB separation controls can be easily reached by either crew member. Also, during launch, according to NASA and other shuttle astronauts, the PLT and CDR don't touch anything during launch. The separation of the SRB's is done by onboard computer. The only indication of SRB performance is a light that tells the crew the SRB's are about to separate. No buttons are pushed. See more »

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Andie: Hideo Takamini... HIDEO TAKAMINI?
Kevin: Right here!
[holding up a stolen nametag]
Andie: Hideo Takamini?
Kevin: Well actually it's pronounced "Kevin Donaldson."
Andie: I don't have a "Donaldson."
Kevin: Well, you have one now.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Travellers (1992) See more »

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Walk of Life
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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