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6 June 1986 (USA) See more »
An impossible mistake put them into space. The adventure of their lives will be getting back home. See more »
The young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidently launched into orbit. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kate Capshaw ... Andie Bergstrom

Lea Thompson ... Kathryn Fairly

Kelly Preston ... Tish Ambrosei

Larry B. Scott ... Rudy Tyler

Joaquin Phoenix ... Max (as Leaf Phoenix)

Tate Donovan ... Kevin Donaldson

Tom Skerritt ... Cmdr. Zach Bergstrom (Andie's husband)

Barry Primus ... Brennan

Terry O'Quinn ... Launch Director

Mitchell Anderson ... Banning

Scott Coffey ... Gardener (as T. Scott Coffey)

Daryl Keith Roach ... NASA #1 (as Daryl Roach)
Peter Scranton ... NASA #2
Hollye Rebecca Suggs ... Young Andie
Terry White ... NASA #3
Susan Becton ... Senior counselor
D. Ben Casey ... Rudy's father
Kathy Hanson ... Girl
Ron Harris ... Tom the technician
Scott Holcomb ... Hideo Takamini (Guy Registering in Space Camp)

Kevin Gage ... Counselor #2
Saundra McGuire ... Rudy's mother
Bill Phillips ... Kathryn's father
Jon Steigman ... Bully in dorm
Adrian Wells ... Rudy's brother

Frank Welker ... Special vocal effects (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rocky Krakoff ... Boy on rooftop (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry Winer 
Writing credits
Clifford Green (screenplay) (as W.W. Wicket) and
Casey T. Mitchell (screenplay)

Patrick Bailey (story) and
Larry B. Williams (story)

Produced by
Patrick Bailey .... producer
Walter Coblenz .... producer
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer
David Salven .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Williams 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tim Board 
John W. Wheeler 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Production Design by
Richard Macdonald  (as Richard MacDonald)
Art Direction by
Leon Harris 
Richard Lawrence  (as Richard James Lawrence)
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard 
Costume Design by
Patricia Norris 
Makeup Department
Janice Alexander .... hair stylist
Katalin Elek .... makeup artist
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist (as Zoltan)
Production Management
Wendy Bailey .... production supervisor
Herb Jellinek .... executive in charge of production
David McCann .... post-production supervisor
David Salven .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Simons .... first assistant director
Tena Psyche Yatroussis .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ronnie Chambers .... lead man
William Maldonado .... construction coordinator
Tom Miller .... assistant property master
Leonard Monfredo .... head painter
Tony Paolone .... stand-by painter
John Schacht .... lead man (as John A. Schacht)
Sal Sommatino .... property master
Sound Department
Ed Bannon .... special sound effects
Beth Bergeron .... adr supervisor
Steve Bowerman .... boom operator
Robert Bradshaw .... sound editor
Dominick De Stefano .... cable person
Tom Gerard .... re-recording mixer
Bruce Glover .... special sound effects
David W. Gray .... stereo consultant: Dolby
Cliff Latimer .... adr editor
John Leveque .... supervising sound editor
David MacMillan .... production sound mixer
Donald O. Mitchell .... re-recording mixer
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Kevin O'Connell .... re-recording mixer
Steve Rice .... adr editor
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... sound editor
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley supervisor (as Solange)
David Spence .... sound editor
Becky Sullivan .... adr assistant
Shawn Sykora .... assistant sound editor
Sherman Waze .... sound editor
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor
Karen G. Wilson .... sound editor
Richard E. Yawn .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects coordinator
Andrew Miller .... special effects (uncredited)
John Palmer .... special effects: WonderWorks (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Tom Anderson .... blue screen camera
Kathleen Beeler .... graphics technician
Jeff Burks .... animation supervisor
Nina Chierichetti .... graphics technician
Joe Day .... key optical effects crew
Nancy Evans .... graphics technician
Charles L. Finance .... visual effects coordinator
Joseph Franke .... key optical effects crew
Jammie Friday .... graphics technician
Rocky Gehr .... key optical effects crew
Robert Habros .... graphics technician (as Bob Habros)
Ian Jenkins .... graphics technician
Robert L. Johnston .... key optical effects crew
Kevin Koneval .... optical camera
Candace Lewis .... graphics technician
Michael Lloyd .... matte painting artist (as Mike Lloyd)
Richard Malzahn .... graphics supervisor
Peter Montgomery .... graphics technician
Barry Nolan .... supervisor special visual effects
Karl Nygren .... key optical effects crew
Dick Ramirez .... optical camera
Pierre Rouger .... motion control
Bob Rundell .... optical camera
Robert Scifo .... matte painting artist (as Bob Scifo)
Jethro Singer .... graphics technician
Doyle Smiley .... key optical effects crew
Mark Stetson .... key optical effects crew
Eric Swenson .... motion control
Ed Thompson .... graphics technician
Randy Weeks .... graphics technician
David S. Williams Jr. .... optical photography supervisor (as David Williams)
Dick Wood .... key optical effects crew
Christopher Nibley .... visual effects director of photography (uncredited)
Donna Keegan .... stunt coordinator
Donna Keegan .... stunts
Dianne L. Wilson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerald H. Boatright .... gaffer (as Gerald Boatright)
Rick Borchardt .... key grip
Damen Braxton .... best boy grip (as D. Braxton)
Jerry G. Callaway .... camera operator: second unit
Billy Clevenger .... second assistant camera (as Bill Clevenger)
Jack Cooperman .... director of photography: second unit
David E. Diano .... camera operator
William A. Fraker Jr. .... second assistant camera (as William Fraker IV)
James Globus .... still photographer (as Jim Globus)
Robert C. Jessup .... director of photography: second unit
David M. Lang .... first assistant camera: second unit (as David Lang)
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
Clyde Smith .... dolly grip
Richard Turner .... first assistant camera
Clay H. Wilson .... grip
Julian Wilson .... second assistant camera: second unit
Don Yamasaki .... best boy (as Donald Yamasaki)
Wayne Baker .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bob E. Krattiger .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Matthew Running Water McFadden .... grip (uncredited)
Animation Department
John 'D.J.' Des Jardin .... computer animation and displays
Rhonda C. Gunner .... computer animation and displays (as Rhonda Gunner)
Richard E. Hollander .... computer animation and displays (as Richard Hollander)
Pete Martinez .... computer animation and displays
Gregory L. McMurry .... computer animation and displays
Monte Swann .... computer animation and displays
John C. Wash .... computer animation and displays
Casting Department
Mary Gaffney .... extras casting: Alabama
Barbara Harris .... adr casting
Patricia McCorkle .... casting: New York (as Pat McCorkle)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Bronson .... costumer
Nancy McArdle .... costume supervisor
John S. Perry .... costume department head
Robert Iannaccone .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Pat Magee .... assistant film editor
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Scot Scalise .... apprentice film editor
Chris Lamie .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Armin Steiner .... music recordist
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Joe Berman .... transportation coordinator
Andy Straub .... transportation captain (as Andy R. Straub)
Other crew
Ed Buckbee .... technical advisor
Judy A. Carbino .... administrator
Joel Cohen .... special consultant
Chuck Comisky .... technical advisor
Jerry Cormier .... administrator
Rick Edelstein .... administrator (as Richard Edelstein)
Alan K.M. Faucher .... shuttle maintenance
Penelope Gottlieb .... title designer
Robert Harman .... flying wire consultant
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Richard Heckman .... technical advisor
Charles Hosang .... administrator
Billie Beasley Jenkins .... assistant: Mr. Goldberg
Leo Krupp .... technical advisor
Toni St. Clair Lilly .... assistant: Mr. Winer
Richard Mirisch .... production assistant
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor
Yvonne Ramond .... assistant: Mr. Coblenz
Myra Rosenthal .... teacher
Julie Samuels .... production assistant
Lee Sentell .... technical advisor
Nanette Siegert .... production coordinator
Victoria Singleton .... assistant: Mr. Bailey
Leonard S. Smith Jr. .... production executive
Reggie Smith .... assistant: flying wire consultant
John Taylor .... technical advisor
Michael Van der Veer .... administrator (as Michael Van Der Veer)
Val Van der Veer .... administrator (as Val Van Der Veer)
Terry White .... technical advisor
Carol Davies .... continuity coordinator (uncredited)
Taylor Jernigan .... technical advisor (uncredited)
June Jordan .... stand-in (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: The current Space Camp is located in Huntsville, Alabama. There was a Space Camp at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as depicted in the movie, but closed its doors in 2002 due to low attendance leading to financial difficulties. The site now houses the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Astronaut Hall of Fame.See more »
Tish:[whimpering, after the space shuttle has launched] We're gonna die...
[opens her eyes to see a few of the others floating in zero gravity]
Tish:We're already dead...
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
In the 80's, this is how we "Danced with the Stars"., 21 January 2011
Author: Mike_Noga from United States

"This one time at space camp...." Ahahaha...ahem...oh well. Down to business. Participants in NASA's real life Space Camp can undergo a limited version of real astronaut training. Well for a few of them the training gets a little too real. Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, and some teen age punks are accidentally blasted into space, along with astronaut Kate Capshaw. You'd think being stuck in space with those three ladies would be a fantastic weekend, even with Joaquin Phoenix along as a whiny brat. Well it is, until the oxygen starts to run out. Whu-Oh! Luckily Tom Skerrit is on the ground to help out.

This is a fun little movie meant simply as family entertainment. Of course it has technical inaccuracies, it's a movie about kids being launched into space. I just don't understand people who rag on it because some aspects aren't technically correct. This isn't a NASA training film, it's just an exciting little film that a family can watch together. It also stars Larry B. Scott, who also played Lamar in Revenge of the Nerds, and Terry O'Quinn, who played Locke in Lost.

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