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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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Susan Blu ...
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Arthur Burghardt ...
Devastator (voice)
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Regis Cordic ...
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

Some pre-movie characters have very short cameos: Huffer, Hound, Sunstreaker and Snarl. See more »

Goofs

When the cassettes eject themselves to defend Soundwave's play for leadership, Soundwave is missing the red stripes around his wrists, and the border around his cassette door is light blue when it should be yellow. Also, the door remains open for this shot, when it normally closes back after the cassettes have been deployed. See more »

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[first lines]
Kranix: Arblus, look! It's Unicron!
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The Transformers (Theme)
Performed by Lion
Produced by Richie Wise
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User Reviews

 
Great to the last frame.
8 March 2004 | by (California.) – See all my reviews

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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