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Space Mutiny (1988)

A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.

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Cast

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James Ryan ...
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Alex Jansen
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Graham Clarke ...
Scott Devers (as Graham Clark)
Billy Second ...
Lt. Lemont
Rufus Swart ...
Steve Codell
Arthur Hall ...
Mortuary Keeper
Norman Anstey ...
Joseph Enforcer
Rick Skidmore ...
Guy Pringle ...
Kalgan's Bodyguard
Claudia Jacobs ...
Female Lieutenant
Evan J. Klisser ...
Mohawk (as Even Klisser)
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Blake (as Chip Mitchell)
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One of the funniest films featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the Emmy® Award nominated show's 11-year run, Space Mutiny is a hilariously bad sci-fi epic that's guaranteed to have you in stitches. Combine a wardrobe of spandex and tinfoil; a set boasting AstroTurf® and spray-painted floor buffers; and special effects that, well, aren't so special, and you've got one of the most hysterical cheeseball movies to ever come out of the '80s. Grab your friends and have a riot with this underground cult hit! Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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There is nowhere to hide from the enemy within!


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Trivia

David Winters had to drop out early in filming, after a close relative died. Neal Sundstrom directed most of the film. However, Sundstrom was not pleased with the end result, blaming a lack of care and attention in pre-production, and refused to be credited as anything more than co-director. Winters was equally unhappy with the film, and attempted to have his name replaced with Alan Smithee, but his contract would not allow it. See more »

Goofs

In interior shots of the spaceship "Southern Sun", large, hinged, factory-type windows can be clearly seen (not to mention the fact that sunlight is clearly coming through them in several scenes) and much of the Southern Sun is made of brick and mortar. See more »

Quotes

Chief Engineer: We've been in space too long. Let us land the ship! We can do it, we have the power.
MacPhearson: It's true, we have the power to do this. But this would directly oppose the law of the universe, the law of the galaxy.
Chief Engineer: Forget the law.
Engineer Parsons: No! The law must be upheld, we cannot break it.
MacPhearson: Gentlemen, it seems that we are not all in agreement. Engineer Parsons seems content to spend his remaining years on the Southern Sun.
Chief Engineer: Then let him do so. Alone!
Engineer Parsons: This is mutiny, this is treason, which I warn you I must report!
MacPhearson: ...
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Crazy Credits

Cisse Cameron is credited as Cissy Cameron during the opening credits and with the correct spelling (Cisse) during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Battlestar Galactica (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

The Edge of a Dream
Written by Steve McClintock & Tim James
Vocals by Steve McClintock
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"I still support the railing system!"
27 December 2003 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Ah, Space Mutiny, definitely one of the best Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, it's one of my favorites personally. I think the reason why this is such a great episode is due to the fact that this film is just so unbelievably bad, you know? I mean these are the kind of movies that you just look at and question constantly how it got green lighted since it's just such an awful film. I'm not just saying bad, I'm saying that there must have been about 5 million things wrong with this movie. There are tons and tons of continuity problems, a woman who dies in one scene, then the next scene she is a noticeable extra that's alive and well. The "hero" of the film has extremely horrible acting qualities, not to mention that he screams like a girl. The "sexy lady" of the story looks like she's in her late fifties and again, her acting is lousy. The "villain" won't stop with this ridiculous laughter. The story itself is just a bad one.

The people in space on the Southern Sun are supposedly happy and looking for a new world to create something new and peaceful. But some apparently have grown impatient, like Calgon(yeah, that's the villain's name, sad, isn't it?) and his "wise" followers. But the leader of the Southern Sun, who looks a lot like Santa Claus, wishes peace, so he assigns Dave Ryder to save the day. Along with Santa's daughter, Lea, she and Dave pretty much have to out maneuver Calgon, just for God's sake, who couldn't? I mean the man's body guard looks like a lobster.

Space Mutiny is just in general a very bad film. I mean Mystery Science Theater 3000 sometimes gets some movies that are not so bad, but Space Mutiny is one of those films that is all around just a bad mistake. I'm not sure if they people who made this movie really looked at it in the editing room and really thought that this was an excellent or decent movie. The acting, the editing, the continuity, THE COSTUMES, the sets, the actors, everything about this movie was just plain bad. The sounds and script was just so laughable. Space Mutiny is not even good enough to be a cult film, the only thing that this film was good for was just the fact that it made one of the best Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes. But I have to admit that Calgon did blow me away, lol.

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