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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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 ...
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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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)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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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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When Kevin and Katherine go to the beach after curfew, there's a close up of the shuttle on the launch pad as seen from the beach. In all the subsequent shots from far away there is no shuttle on the launch pad. See more »

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Kevin: All right, who talked?
Max: It wasn't me, Han Solo, Zach got the information from Jinx.
Kevin: Max... I am not Han Solo. You are not Luke Skywalker. There's no Empire. There's no Force and there's no Dark Side!
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Referenced in Family Guy: Space Cadet (2013) See more »

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Forever Man
by 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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