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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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Kranix (voice)
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Astrotrain (voice)
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Prowl / Scrapper / Swoop / Junkion (voice)
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Grimlock (voice)
Susan Blu ...
Arcee (voice)
Arthur Burghardt ...
Devastator (voice)
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Spike / Brawn / Shockwave (voice)
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Victor Caroli ...
Narrator (voice)
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Quintesson Judge (voice) (as Rege Cordic)
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Jazz (voice)
Bud Davis ...
Dirge (voice)
Walker Edmiston ...
Inferno (voice) (scenes deleted)
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Perceptor (voice)
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This theatrical movie based on the television series (which was also based on a popular multiform robot toyline) did not go over very well at the box office. The movie takes place in 2005, twenty years after the television series, and chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their homeworld Cybertron from the evil Decepticons. Both factions are seething with anger, and that hatred has blinded them to a hideous menace headed their way. That menace is the colossal planet named Unicron, who has been ready to consume anything that stands in its way. The only thing that can stop Unicron is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which is possessed by the Autobots and which the Decepticons, through Unicron's orders, plan to take away from them. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination. See more »


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8 August 1986 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,849,647 (USA)
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Trivia

Leonard Nimoy, who was the voice of Galvatron, later provided the voice of the Autobot turned traitor Sentinel Prime in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011). See more »

Goofs

As Megatron rips through the breach in the shuttle, we see Scavenger behind him, whose body and head are colored entirely purple. Scavenger should have a green body and a black helmet with a grey face mask and red eyes. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The Transformers (Theme)
Written by Ford Kinder, Anne Bryant, Norman Swan and Douglas Aldrich
Performed by Lion
Produced by Richie Wise
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great film
24 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Transformers the movie is a brilliant animation with an epic storyline, great cast and great characters. War is shown as it is with death, despair and hope. Some memorable quotes and decent soundtrack. Transformers is indeed a great film, but under rated unfairly by many due to it's toy connections. Those that watch the cartoon series will appreciate it more as characters are well developed in the series, although the film is of much better quality. The fact it is still on sale today, shows clearly, that class will eventually come through in the end, as it's box office record was surprisingly poor. Well worth a watch.


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