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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

Credited cast:
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Kranix (voice)
Jack Angel ...
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)
Regis Cordic ...
Quintesson Judge (voice) (as Rege Cordic)
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Jazz (voice)
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Bud Davis ...
Dirge (voice)
Walker Edmiston ...
Inferno (voice) (scenes deleted)
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Perceptor (voice)
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Storyline

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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Transformers: The Movie  »

Box Office

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$5,849,647 (USA)
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Trivia

The band who sings the songs on the soundtrack called "Nothin's Gonna Stand in Our Way" and "Hunger" is listed on the soundtrack credits as Spectre General, but the band's name is actually Kick Axe. When the soundtrack was being assembled, they thought the name "Kick Axe" sounded too threatening, so they listed them as "Spectre General". The band was not notified about the change. See more »

Goofs

When Arcee transforms to vehicle mode on the Planet of Junk, the Autobot symbol on her hood is missing. See more »

Quotes

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

Followed by Beast Machines: Transformers (1999) See more »

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Escape
Performed by Vince DiCola
Produced by Vince DiCola and Ed Fruge
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Stan Bush, the best Steve Perry in rock and roll
12 April 2001 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

Dig: I have just seen this movie for the first time tonight, at the age of 23. Yessum, I'm an old man....too old to watch this kind of smeg. I'll tell y'all, this blew my hair back. I don't know why I loved this so, but the six pack of Mickey's certainly didn't hurt. I picked up the DVD version, unedited, as a comparison to Bride of Frankenstein in a paper I'm writing. I was expected some sort of cheesy mid-eighties esoteric nostalgia circle jerk. I actually found this to be a great time. Fun conceit, entertaining pop music, brilliant catchphrases, and even wonderful animation. Now I'm not into sci-fi, the thought of robots battling each other does not really warm me over. But, my God, every second of this movie made me happy. I'll be damned if that isn't all that matters. If you care I gave it a 10/10.


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