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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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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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[Max] WOW! At SPACE CAMP they're training kids to be the astronauts of the future. But there's a real emergency, and we're heading into orbit! Come along and share the excitement of SPACE CAMP! See more »


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6 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Space Camp  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$9,697,739 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lea Thompson and Mitchell Anderson both made appearances in the "Jaws" franchise. Mitchell Anderson appeared as Sean Brody in "Jaws: The Revenge" and Lea Thompson appeared in "Jaws 3", in which she coincidentally plays Sean Brody's girlfriend. See more »

Goofs

When the NASA computers tell Jinx that there is no "Max" in the space program, the display lists real-life astronauts and their status at the time of filming. Mark N. Brown's status is misspelled as "canidate". Seconds later, Virgil "Gus" Grissom's first name is misspelled "Vergil". See more »

Quotes

Commander Zach Burkstroom: You want space camp?
Kevin: No. My father wants space camp, but I want my head examined. But it was worth it for the car, don't you think?
Commander Zach Burkstroom: Yeah well, let's hope so.
Kevin: Yeah.
Commander Zach Burkstroom: Yeah. By the way, would you get your ass OUT of my parking spot?
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Fantastic Four (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn It Up
by Joseph Williams and Paul Gordon
Off Backstreet Music/Beph Music
Used by permission of Unicity Music, Inc., Chappell & Co., Inc./French Surf Music
Performed by Joseph Williams
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Low IQ required

Ok, I first saw this little gem when I was around 9 years old. Back then I thought this film was cool. The other day, they played this movie on the SciFi Channel. I sat there thinking to myself, "This is a lot more stupid than I remember." And It is. I read a review on here that claimed that Kate Capshaw's character is annoying. Is that it? They're all annoying, especially Joaquin Phoenix's character, Max. They're all just a bunch of whiny individuals in the need of a serious beating. So maybe It's cause I'm older now, and more things annoy me, or this film is strictly for kids. On a lighter note, it was good to see Larry B. Scott (Lamar from Revenge of the Nerds).


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