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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)
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Arcee (voice)
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Devastator (voice)
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Spike / Brawn / Shockwave (voice)
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Victor Caroli ...
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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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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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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,779,559 (USA) (10 August 1986)

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$5,849,647 (USA)
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Trivia

In the original script, "Life Sparks" would have had a very important role. No such objects are ever mentioned in the finished movie. However, a full decade later in Beast Wars: Transformers (1996), Sparks were canonically introduced into the Transformers franchise. See more »

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Daniel in his exo-suit is visible in the high angle of the robots being carried away to the cauldron, even though he hasn't actually arrived on the scene by this point. See more »

Quotes

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

Followed by Transformers: Beast Wars Metals (1999) 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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All bow to Transformers
13 April 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

First of all, anyone who has left a negative comment on this movie has something wrong with them, seriously.

I have no idea when I first saw this movie but I was about 6-ish. I'm now 22 and this is still a bloody awesome film. I have always been a big Transformers fan and I know I might seem a bit bias, but I own the movie on DVD and have shown it to a number of transformer illiterates, male and female, young and old and still the only people I know who have ever got a bit sick of it are my parents, as they have seen it about as many times as myself.

Everything about this movie is excellent, from the new characters, to the fact that the autobots seem to suck at shooting anything ( as opposed to the usual 'bad guys can't shoot for doit'.) even down to what would be, if not for the movie it's in, one of the crappiest songs ever 'the touch', by the Loins I think. THE Battle, Primes death, the creation of Galvatron, the Junkbots, Sharkticons, Unicron, IT IS ALL GOLD!!!!

Anyone who liked 80's cartoons should love this movie, and so should all your Kids, if not, I think it's time to go and get checked out by your G.P.


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