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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 ...
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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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They came to SpaceCamp with the dream of becoming astronauts. Suddenly...Without warning...Before they were ready...They were launched into space. See more »


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6 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Cap sur les étoiles  »

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$9,697,739 (USA)
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What was supposed to be a somewhat light hearted action/adventure movie turned into a marketing nightmare. SpaceCamp was scheduled to be released in early 1986 but on 28 January the real-life shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds after liftoff, claiming the lives of seven American astronauts. After the Challenger disaster, the release was pushed back months. When it was finally sent to theaters, it grossed less than $10 million in the U.S. Eerily, the malfunction simulated in the film involved the solid rocket booster and was similar to the actual cause of the Challenger accident. See more »

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After Jinx says "Bye Max" after liftoff, one of the control room staff states they're instituting the roll manoeuvre, however Jinx's view of the shuttle before this already showed the shuttle in the post-roll position. See more »

Quotes

Tish: What're you gonna write your essay on?
Kathryn: [Kathryn has been made Pilot after specifically requesting Shuttle Commander] "Why I'm Going to be the First Female Shuttle Commander."
Tish: Oh, that oughta go down REAL big.
Kathryn: Yeah, Andy'll love that. What about you?
Tish: I'm gonna do "I want to go into space to find creatures that exist on chemicals other than carbon and oxygen."
Kathryn: You should visit my high school!
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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American Girl
by Joseph Williams and Paul Gordon
Off Backstreet Music/Beph Music
Used by permission of Unicity Music, Inc./WB Music Corp.
Performed by Joseph Williams and Paul Gordon
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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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