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Spaceballs (1987)

Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

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Storyline

King Roland of the planet Druidia is trying to marry his daughter Princess Vespa to Prince Valium, but Vespa is kidnapped by the evil race of the Spaceballs. The Spaceballs ask Roland a tremendous ransom: all the air of Druidia (you see, the air of Spaceball had serious pollution problems...). The King decides to offer a generous amount of money to a space rogue, Lone Starr, to persuade him to save Vespa. What follows is the parody of a _LOT_ of famous SF movies. Written by Flavio Rizzardi <spillo@maya.dei.unpid.it>

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Once upon a time warp in deep space, the struggle between the nice & the rotten goes on... See more »


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Release Date:

24 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,600,000 (USA) (28 June 1987)

Gross:

$38,119,483 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scenes on the desert planet, musical references are made to Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), both David Lean films with Alec Guinness (Obi-wan Kenobi) in prominent roles. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Lone Starr has the Yogurt statue in the air, Barf walks over to the statue and asks "Hey, boss. How'd you do that?" Lone Starr lets the statue drop to the ground and as the statue hits the ground, the head on the statue shakes, showing that the statue is not real. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Radio Operator: Colonel Sandurz!
Colonel Sandurz: What is it, Sergeant Ricco?
Radio Operator: You told me to let you know the moment Planet Druidia was in sight, sir.
Colonel Sandurz: So?
Radio Operator: Planet Druidia's in sight, sir.
Colonel Sandurz: You're really a Spaceball. You know that, don't you?
Radio Operator: Thanks, sir.
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Crazy Credits

In the style of the "Star Wars" movies, there are no opening credits, only the title followed by a crawl. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Double Time (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello! Ma Baby
(uncredited)
from One Froggy Evening (1955)
Music by Joseph E. Howard
Lyrics by Ida Emerson
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Best SI-FI Comedy I have ever seen
8 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Best SI-FI Comedy I have ever seen.

With Mell Brooks at the helm of this gem how could it go wrong .

i would like to see part 2 of space-balls taking the crap out of Starwars 1 2 and 3 that would be cool. I got the VHS a long time ago , and now have the DVD i have watched it at least 100 times . and still can watch it over and over again. Some Things i liked. "may the Schwartz be with you" "what the hell it worked on star-trek" "Pizza the hut" "I told you we should have put more then five bucks in" and the part where they have instant cassettes where the movie is out before its finished.

I req this movie for all ages . 10/10


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