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Space Mutiny (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Romance  |  1988 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
James Ryan ...
Graham Clarke ...
Scott Devers (as Graham Clark)
Billy Second ...
Rufus Swart ...
Steve Codell
Arthur Hall ...
Norman Anstey ...
Joseph Enforcer
Rick Skidmore ...
Chief Engineer
Guy Pringle ...
Claudia Jacobs ...
Female Lieutenant
Evan J. Klisser ...
Mohawk (as Even Klisser)
Cameron Mitchell Jr. ...


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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Mutiny in Space  »

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Most of the film was actually directed by Neal Sundstrom rather than David Winters, who had to drop out in an early stage of filming due to the death of a close relative. 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 that of the fictional Alan Smithee, but due to his contract he was unable to do so. See more »


When Lea Jansen tricks the guard into removing his jumpsuit, she presses a high heeled boot against his stomach. When she escapes and is shown running up a ladder a few seconds later, the high-heeled boots have changed into stylish flat boots that clearly could not have come from the guard. See more »


Lea Jansen: Can a woman buy a man a drink in your galaxy?
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Cisse Cameron is credited as Cissy Cameron during the opening credits and with the correct spelling (Cisse) during the end credits. See more »


Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Mutiny (1997) See more »


The Edge of a Dream
Written by Steve McClintock & Tim James
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The "Plan 9" of the '80's.
21 January 2004 | by (Hangin' with the pirates in Corona Borealis) – See all my reviews

Yeah, the film industry is not what is was when Ed Wood was directing, and B-movies don't get released in theaters anymore; but they do get released on video. And we should be glad that they do, at least in the case of Space Mutiny, 'cause it may be the single most unintentionally hilarious movie ever made. Don't believe me? Just take a look at these numbers:

# of times our ostensible "hero" screams in panic: 17

# of jumpsuited extras flung into the air with pneumatic catapults: 14

# of insertions of "Battlestar Galactica" footage: lost count around 40

# of previously seen shots edited in:15

# of times the Enforcers refer to each other as "idiots": 7

# of off-the-shelf glowing balls in the Bellarian scenes: 8

# of times Ryder or Kalgon yells at someone to "MOVE!" or "GO!": 26

# of occasions Kalgon starts laughing for no apparent reason: 18

# of minutes you get to watch grown men trying to kill each other with golf carts: 5

# of railing kills: 24 (may have missed a couple)

Don't pass up a chance to see this; one of these days, someone involved with it is going to get embarrassed enough about it to try and have all the copies destroyed.

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