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The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

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The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.

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Astrotrain (voice)
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Prowl / Scrapper / Swoop / Junkion (voice)
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Grimlock (voice)
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Arcee (voice)
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Devastator (voice)
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Quintesson Judge (voice) (as Rege Cordic)
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Bud Davis ...
Dirge (voice)
Walker Edmiston ...
Inferno (voice) (scenes deleted)
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Perceptor (voice)
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It is the year 2005. And the battle between the heroic Autobots led by Optimus Prime and the evil Decepticons led by Megatron. Two warring factions of transforming robots from the planet Cybertron. The Autobots must save their homeworld from an evil entity known as Unicron, who's ready to consume anything that stands in its way. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons. Along the way, lives are lost, battles are fought, and a new Autobot leader is born as another dies. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination.


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8 August 1986 (USA)  »

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$5,849,647 (USA)
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Trivia

Story editor Flint Dille once described the movie's script as "a Frankenstein of different drafts and ideas and people", because of how many hasty and incoherent rewrites it had during production. See more »

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When Prowl fires back at the Decepticons entering the shuttle, Scavenger's head briefly changes from purple to light grey. Neither of these colors is correct; his helmet should be black. See more »

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[first lines]
Kranix: Arblus, look! It's Unicron!
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Connections

Referenced in The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Escape
Performed by Vince DiCola
Produced by Vince DiCola and Ed Fruge
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Not just for fans
8 November 2004 | by (Chesapeake, VA) – See all my reviews

Well, I agree that the appeal of this movie is mostly to fans, but I was never a big fan of the series, and I loved it. It's definitely not mainstream, but for anyone who can appreciate robots voiced by some big names (even Orson Welles!) thrashing each other with a very cool, hugely 80s soundtrack, this is where it's at. The main plot, although not exactly inspired, is at least compelling. Any of the scenes with Unicron (Welles) or Galvatron (Leonard Nimoy) easily make the movie worth watching, and there are a few scenes that actually have heart. If you don't like 80s cartoon action, stay away. But if you'll always be a Megaman-playing, Ninja-Turtle-watching kid at heart, check it out.


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