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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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Cast

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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)
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Dirge (voice)
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Inferno (voice) (scenes deleted)
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Perceptor (voice)
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Storyline

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 hideous menace is the colossal planet known as 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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8 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,779,559, 10 August 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,849,647
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Both director Nelson Shin and story consultant Flint Dille have confirmed that, due to his failing health, Orson Welles had much difficulty recording most of his dialogue for the film and most of his recorded lines also included labored breathing and heavy wheezing. Shin considered most of Welles' recorded lines to be unusable but decided to put the recordings through a voice synthesizer to give Welles' voice a clearer, more ominous tone. According to Shin, Unicron's on-screen voice is not the "true" Orson Welles but instead, an enhanced, synthesized version of his voice. See more »

Goofs

After Ultra Magnus orders the separation of the ship, as Perceptor swivels around and proclaims, "That's too dangerous!" the entire front panel on his forehead is yellow. Only the rectangular box inside this panel should be yellow. See more »

Quotes

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

Followed by Transformers: Victory (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Dare to Be Stupid
Written by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
Produced by Rick Derringer
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User Reviews

 
Great to the last frame.

Transformers the movie is a retro 80's cult classic that not only took the original series forward in the animation department but also took the story forward in to the future with the next generation of Transformers. The plot is a recreation of the King Arthur legend of a young man trying to find his way with out knowing that he is destine to rule his tribe one day. All the fan favorites are here with new ones to be cherishing, and the soundtrack to this movie is probably one of the best sounding albums to come out of the 80's. This movie still holds up as one of the best TV to Movie translations of all time, and it still kicks major league butt as well. The only drawback that it has that they did not make a sequel to this classic in animation.

a must own for all animation fans.


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