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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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Cast

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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 ...
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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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[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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$9,697,739 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

The locations of Andy, Max and the connection cable to Andy's EMU suit change repeatedly while Max is attempting to draw Andy back into the cargo bay. In one shot, Max is banging his fist against the cargo bay doors, in a proceeding shot, he's about 10 feet away. In the following shot of Max, he is against the doors again. See more »

Quotes

Max: Oh, I mean this is like the greatest thing since the X-Wing fighter!
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) 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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Brought Back Great Childhood Memories
27 August 2009 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Watching this movie again really brought back some great childhood memories . I'm 34 now, have not seen it since I was 12-14. I had almost forgotten about this movie, but when I watched it again recently, some scenes literally brought a tear to my eye! That little robot "Jinx"(friends forever!). It was just like revisiting my childhood. It was an absolutely amazing experience for me. I will always cherish this movie for that reason. I can't believe that was Joaquim Phoenix as a kid. I'm addicted to 80's movies now. I can't get enough of them. Thanks a lot Space Camp. Friends forever. Jinx is still the best "80s movie robot" ever. I named my cat Jinx.


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