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Release Date:
1988 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
There is nowhere to hide from the enemy within!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Reb Brown ... Dave Ryder

John Phillip Law ... Flight Cmdr. Elijah Kalgan
James Ryan ... MacPhearson

Cameron Mitchell ... Cmdr. Alex Jansen

Cisse Cameron ... Dr. Lea Jansen (as Cissy Cameron)
Graham Clarke ... Capt. Scott Devers (as Graham Clark)
Billy Second ... Flight Lt. Lemont
Rufus Swart ... 3rd Engineer Steve Codell
Arthur Hall ... Mortuary Keeper
Norman Anstey ... Joseph Enforcer
Rick Skidmore ... Chief Engineer
Guy Pringle ... Kalgan's Bodyguard
Claudia Jacobs ... Female Lieutenant
Evan J. Klisser ... Mohawk - Enforcer
Chip Mitchell ... Blake - Enforcer
Gary D. Sweeney ... Ranger - Enforcer
Mark Grayton ... Max - Enforcer
Dennis Robbins ... Norris - Enforcer
Kevin Kirby ... Sid - Enforcer
Keith Carey ... Draker - Enforcer
Colton Green ... Colton - Enforcer
Chris Low ... Zone - Enforcer
Neil Carrick ... Trask - Enforcer
David Rogan ... Fritz - Enforcer
Madeleine Reynal ... Jennera (as Madyelene Reynel)

Camille Mitchell ... Jennera's Voice (voice)
Naomi Goldberg ... Twana
Vera Mcullen ... Bellerian #1
Lisa Alexander ... Bellerian #2
Jeanet Moltke ... Bellerian #3
Ginette Reynel ... Bellerian #4
Laura Fremont ... Bellerian #5
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Directed by
David Winters 
Neal Sundstrom (co-director)
 
Writing credits
Maria Dante (written by) (as Maria Danté)

Ian Yule  uncredited

Produced by
John De Kock .... executive producer (as John DeKock)
Hope Holiday .... executive producer
Debi Nethersole .... associate producer (as Debbie Nethersole)
Jonathan Vanger .... co-associate producer
David Winters .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tim James 
Mark Mancina 
Steve McClintock 
 
Cinematography by
Vincent G. Cox 
Andrew Parke (bellerian sequences)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Asher 
Charlotte Konrad 
Catherine Meyburgh 
 
Casting by
Laura Drake (bellerian sequences)
 
Production Design by
Geoffrey Hill  (as Geoff Hill)
 
Set Decoration by
Roy Rudolphe 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne De Necker 
 
Makeup Department
Briane Caitlan .... assistant makeup artist: bellerian sequences
Debi Nichiol .... hair stylist
Debi Nichiol .... makeup artist
Tori Parker .... hair stylist: bellerian sequences
Monica Silvera .... makeup artist: bellerian sequences
 
Production Management
Catherine Dunn .... unit production manager: bellerian sequences
Michael J. Harker .... post-production supervisor
Debi Nethersole .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Evan J. Klisser .... second assistant director (as Evan Klisser)
Mark D. West .... first assistant director (as Mark West)
 
Art Department
Mace Bacon .... construction assistant: Bellerian sequences
Kim Bailey .... art assistant: Bellerian sequences
Kirk Banke .... construction assistant: Bellerian sequences
Dicky Claassen .... production buyer (as Dicky Classens)
Kevin Davis .... construction supervisor: Bellerian sequences
Stephen Duvall .... construction assistant: Bellerian sequences
Daniel Frey .... construction assistant: Bellerian sequences
Mary Ashe Gavin .... property master: Bellerian sequences
Gene Hunter .... construction assistant: Bellerian sequences
Robert Jew .... storyboarder: Bellerian sequences
Jerry Jones .... construction assistant: Bellerian sequences
Kevin Kirby .... construction assistant: Bellerian sequences
Mike Lowry .... construction assistant: Bellerian sequences
Ben Madumo .... stand-by props
Ann Monn .... art director: Bellerian sequences
Graeme Orwin .... property master
David Robertson .... art department buyer
Phil Ward .... construction assistant: Bellerian sequences
Tiff Winton .... assistant set decorator: Bellerian sequences (as Tiffanie Winton)
Jerry Witt .... construction assistant: Bellerian sequences
 
Sound Department
Brian Courcier .... sound editor
Eric Ericson .... sound mixer: bellerian sequences
Warren Grisham .... sound re-recording mixer
Conrad Kuhne .... sound mixer (as Konrad Khune)
Chris Marten .... boom operator
Bill Oliver .... sound re-recording mixer
Karen Perron .... boom operator: bellerian sequences
 
Special Effects by
Rick Cresswell .... special effects coordinator
Alan Ford .... special effects assistant
Mike Vander Walt .... powderman (as Mike van der Walt)
 
Visual Effects by
Margo Gerber .... assistant editor: visual effects
C.K. Horness .... assistant editor: visual effects (as Cindy Horness)
Cindy Kenlein .... assistant editor: visual effects
Jerry Kitz .... compositing
Jerry Kitz .... special optical effects
Chris Dawson .... visual effects animation photography (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator (as Scott Ateah)
Scott J. Ateah .... stunts (as Scott Ateah)
Roly Jansen .... stunt coordinator (as Roley Jansen)
Roly Jansen .... stunts (as Roley Jansen)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mace Bacon .... key grip: bellerian sequences
Peter Belcher .... second assistant camera
Mike Bienstock .... second assistant camera: bellerian sequences
Marc Brower .... second camera operator
Edgar Browns .... dolly grip: bellerian sequences
Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald .... grip/electrician: bellerian sequences
Kevin Gibb .... gaffer
Andrew Hallbach .... grip/electrician: bellerian sequences
Mike Lappins .... gaffer: bellerian sequences (as Mike Lapins)
Graham McFarlane .... clapper loader
Ishmail Moeng .... grip (as Ishmail)
Peter Palmer .... focus puller
Peter Palmér .... focus puller (as Peter Palmer)
Meila Penn .... still photographer: bellerian sequences
Rydo .... grip
Gary D. Scott .... first assistant camera: bellerian sequences (as Gary Scott)
Fuzzy Skinner .... best boy
Tony Slotar .... key grip
Anthony Smith .... grip/electrician: bellerian sequences
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcella Guymon .... seamstress: bellerian sequences
Christian McCabe .... wardrobe assistant (as Christian Mcabe)
Michele Minailo .... wardrobe: bellerian sequences
Rose .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Kathy Nyburg .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Steve Kempster .... score engineer
 
Transportation Department
Harry Knapp .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Christoff Assefi .... production assistant: bellerian sequences
Neal Borman .... location assistant
Gary Copeland .... assistant to producer
Kathy English .... production secretary
Trevor Fish .... location manager
Benita Fourie .... production receptionist
Mary Ashe Gavin .... continuity: bellerian sequences
Ken Hamano .... script supervisor: bellerian sequences
Doupie MacFarlane .... production runner
Ron Mull .... caterer
Amy Powell .... production runner: bellerian sequences
Paul S. Rowlston .... production assistant (as Paul Rowlston)
Christofina Shange .... office assistant
Maureen Turpin .... production accountant
Isabel van NieKirk .... cashier (as Isabella Van Niekerk)
Mark Warner .... caterer: bellerian sequences
Beverley Wilbraham .... continuity (as Bev Wilbraham)
 

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Runtime:
93 min | Canada:108 min
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UK:15 (cut) | USA:R
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the conference room fight, the set walls shift and wobble when characters bump into them.See more »
Quotes:
Ryder:C'mon, MOVE, MOVE, MOVE, MOVE, MOVE!See more »
Soundtrack:
The Edge of a DreamSee more »

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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
It would be sad if it weren't so pathetic., 28 September 2004
Author: ptrschckl (ptrschckl@yahoo.com) from Detroit-ish, Michigan, USA

OK, folks! Don't worry, I won't be giving away anything important, although I don't think I could spoil this movie if I tried. So off we go...

As what sounds like Kintaro's arrangement of 'O Fortuna' wafts our way, we are subjected to the film's opening credits. They look like they were produced by a Commodore 64 and they freeze up more than once because there are too darned many moving objects on the screen.

Welcome to Battlestar Galactica-- I mean, the Southern Sun! This ship is home to an entire civilization, despite the fact that 90% of it appears to be a brewery. In charge of this magnificent flying basement is Captain Santa Claus, assisted by his Billy-Idol-wannabe sidekick. I've seen this movie at least a dozen times and still am not really sure what the plot is, but it has something to do with a greasy-haired guy named Kalgan trying to disrupt the transportation of a bunch of magical -- and (of course) extremely horny -- women. Santa puts our seemingly brain-damaged hero Ryder in charge of defeating Kalgan. Meanwhile Captain Santa's daughter Leah, who somehow doesn't seem much younger than the Captain himself, gets pretty chummy with Ryder. In the words of Crow T. Robot: "If you pretend you know what's going on, it's actually kind of exciting."

Watch and enjoy the following: Vacu-formed unitards, ridiculously small weapons, Santa's incredibly fake beard, tinfoil muu-muus, Kalgan's giggling fits, Ryder's bizarre reaction shots, a woman who punches in at work despite the fact that she was just murdered, Leah's sensual Dance of the Hoola Hoop, the most '80s bar scene EVER, women who reeeeeally like Van DeGraf Generators, countless shots of computer screens (graphics by Kenner), Ryder's attempt to say 'auxiliary', and numerous molasses-fast chase scenes involving golf carts... or floor waxers or something.

This movie is not campy; it's just that everything is wrong in all the right ways. Acting, sets, lighting, costumes, dialogue... they're all just plain goofy. These folks tried to make an exciting space-drama -- and maybe it would've been if they had dared to take ANYTHING up a notch -- but every aspect of it just says, "space movie" and nothing more.

If this movie was just plain bad, you might have to feel sad for the people that made it, thinking it would work. However, it makes such a leap into the ridiculous that you just have to laugh. A must-see for fans of so-bad-it's-good movies. And whether you love or hate sci-fi, this is a very funny movie.

I give it a 4 -- it may not affect you the way it's supposed to, but it's great entertainment.

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