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SpaceCamp (1986)

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)
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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It Started As A Dream... It Became A Fantastic Adventure. See more »


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6 June 1986 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,918,072 (USA) (8 June 1986)

Gross:

$9,697,739 (USA)
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Trivia

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

After Kevin aborted the automatic re-entry to rescue Andie, they stated that there was not enough oxygen even with the refuel to make the next landing window at Edwards. In reality, the first landing available to an orbiting shuttle would have been back at Kennedy an orbit before an Edwards landing was possible, and even if they missed the first one, there would have been at least one more opportunity on the next orbit for any of the four available landing sites (Kennedy, White Sands, Edwards, and Gregg County Airport in Longview, Texas [is deemed an emergency landing location for the shuttle]), about 90 minutes later, well within the 12 hours' air they had left. See more »

Quotes

Rudy Tyler: Don't worry about a thing, Max, ol' Rudy knows this arm like the back of his hand.
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Connections

Referenced in The Goldbergs: Smother's Day (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Forever Man
by Jerry Lynn Williams (as Jerry Williams)
Blackwood Music/Urge Music
Performed by Eric Clapton
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Harmless Fun
8 April 1999 | by (Bolton, England) – See all my reviews

It's Fun. It's as simple as that. The premise is not actually to far fetched. Who hasn't thought about going into space? And in this the kids get to do it. There are a few "you did it because you're a team" slushy American moments but otherwise it's a great harmless rainy day movie. 8/10


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