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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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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 ...
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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)  »

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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In earlier drafts of the storyline, a Russian shuttle is sent up to rescue the American kids. At the end of the film, it was to be revealed that Russian kids had rescued the American kids. See more »

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While viewing the shuttle on the pad, the antenna on the jeep is up and loose in the frontal shots but tied down from the rear shot. See more »

Quotes

Max: Somebody get me down from here, or I'm going to be SICK!
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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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Doesn't Quite Hit As High As It Would Have Liked.
4 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Four teenagers (Lea Thompson, Larry B. Scott, Kelly Preston and Tate Donovan) and one pre-teen (Joaquin Phoenix) get launched into outer space by a small robot in this above-average adventure movie. Kate Capshaw is along for the ride as the instructor and Tom Skerritt is solid as the one in charge of mission control when the crisis occurs. With the exception of Scott, the other four young stars have all had recognizable careers. Joaquin Phoenix, in particular, steals every scene as the youngest of the five. 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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