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Director:
Writers:
Dean Heyde (screenplay) and
Roland Emmerich (story) ...
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Release Date:
15 February 1990 (West Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
In the Outer Zone... you need a friend. See more »
Plot:
Year 2038: The mineral resources of the earth are drained, in space there are fights for the last deposits on other planets and satellites... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins See more »
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In space, no one can hear you yawn. See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Paré ... Felix Stone

Lisa Eichhorn ... Terry Morgan

Dean Devlin ... Tyler

Brian Thompson ... Jake O'Neal

Malcolm McDowell ... Major Lee

Stephen Geoffreys ... Cookie

Leon Rippy ... Master Sergeant Sykes
Jochen Nickel ... Scooter Bailey
Mehmet Yilmaz ... Marc (as Mechmed Yilmaz)
John March ... Moose Haggerty
Drew Lucas ... Riffle
David Williamson ... Lt. Gallagher

Calvin Burke ... Capt. Stojanowic
Andy Howarth ... Guard Checkpoint
William Begatie ... Pilot Taxi-Crane (as William Begatte)
Bernhard Bolden ... Pilot Taxi-Crane
Michael Antoniou ... Pilot Taxi-Crane
Bernhard Nickel ... Sergeant #1

Thomas Nickel ... Sergeant #2
Frederic Mills ... Fritz
Lloyd Fields ... Lloyd
James Herdig ... Cook
Ingo Eberle ... Security Guard
Christian Krumm ... Navigator
Mark Feindt ... Navigator
Friedrich Grub ... Navigator
Jason Seizer ... Navigator
Marcus Schmid ... Navigator
Andreas Gabriel ... Navigator
Rainer Fingerle ... Navigator
Andreas Cordes ... Navigator
Branko Alagic ... Navigator
Alexander Kruemmel ... Navigator (as Alexander Krümmel)
Caban Chastas ... Navigator
Memis Batmaz ... Navigator
Patrick Engel ... Navigator
Valentin Kirsch ... Navigator
Jens Scherer ... Navigator
Paul Buksbaum ... Pilot
Lars Halberg ... Pilot
Axel Spahr ... Pilot
Patrick Leader ... Pilot
Anthony Helfer ... Pilot
Richard Strunz ... Pilot
Bobby Patol ... Pilot
Martin Hering ... Pilot
David Schwab ... Technician
Milton Jones ... Technician
Gustav Joo ... Technician
Hiram Krumm ... Technician
Marco Brunsch ... Technician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roscoe Lee Browne ... Chairman Hall, Galactic Mining Corp. (uncredited)

Renée Estevez ... Executive (uncredited)
Charles Haigh ... Moon 47 Commander (uncredited)
Alec Murdock ... Gen. Stevens (uncredited)
Carol Rippy ... (uncredited)
Kat Sawyer-Young ... Baker (uncredited)

Directed by
Roland Emmerich 
 
Writing credits
Dean Heyde (screenplay & story)

Roland Emmerich (story)

P.J. Mitchell (story)

Oliver Eberle (story)

Produced by
Roland Emmerich .... producer
Ute Emmerich .... associate producer
Dean Heyde .... producer
Carsten H.W. Lorenz .... line producer (as Carsten Lorenz)
Michael Scordino .... executive producer (as Michael A.P. Scording)
 
Original Music by
Joel Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Karl Walter Lindenlaub 
 
Film Editing by
Tomy Wigand 
 
Casting by
Joe Reich 
 
Production Design by
Oliver Scholl 
 
Set Decoration by
Sven Hass 
 
Costume Design by
Ha Nguyen 
Robin Schannewitzki 
 
Makeup Department
Delia Mündelein .... makeup artist
Suleika Ulmen .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jakob Claussen .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oliver Eberle .... second unit director
Heino Herrenbrück .... second assistant director
Uli Möller .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank Bollinger .... construction supervisor
Marc Gäbelein .... set dresser
Wolfgang Haupt .... set dresser
Florian Lehner .... set dresser
Sonja B. Zimmer .... construction coordinator (as Sonja Zimmer)
 
Sound Department
Hubert Bartholomae .... sound designer
Jens Hasler .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Volker Engel .... special effects supervisor
Joachim Grüninger .... special effects technician
Pascal Hoffmann .... special effects cameraman
Theo Nischwitz .... special effects
Frieder Schlaich .... special effects assistant camera
 
Visual Effects by
Robert Gerard Brown .... special visual effects director (as Robert G. Brown)
Volker Engel .... visual effects supervisor
Bernd Kammermeier .... visual effects
Carl Schmitt .... model maker
Thorsten Schrecke .... chief model maker
Thorsten Schrecke .... chief modelmaker
 
Stunts
Sven Hass .... stunt double: Michael Paré
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wolfram Anders .... electrician
Robert Gerard Brown .... video playback operator (as Robert G. Brown)
Markus Dürr .... first assistant camera
Pascal Hoffmann .... director of photography: second unit
Peter Krause .... additional assistant camera
Horst Markgraf .... electrician
Mario Müller .... electrician
Rainer Pfister .... best boy
Rainer Pfister .... electrician
Lutz Reitemeier .... camera loader
Christian Saalfeld .... electrician
Frank Scharl .... dolly grip
Honorat Stangl .... gaffer (as Honorath Stangl)
Thomas Ch. Weber .... director of photography: second unit
 
Animation Department
Hartmut Keller .... computer animator
Klaus Knoesel .... computer animator
Holger Neuhäuser .... computer animator
 
Music Department
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Jack Smalley .... orchestrator
Christopher L. Stone .... conductor
Christopher L. Stone .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Sikander Goldau .... diffusion supervisor
Andreas Hoffmann .... technician
Hartmut Keller .... technician
Oliver Steegmueller .... technician
Andrea Wimmer .... script supervisor
 

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
In space, no one can hear you yawn., 13 March 2013
Author: Bezenby from United Kingdom

Not the sequel to Moon 43, as most folks would guess, but really a boring sci-fi flick set in the future, where rivals companies duke it out to control mineral sources in space. One such company keeps losing shuttles (Huge machines that mine for minerals) to a rival company, so they get the big idea of sending ex-cons to man Moon 44's defence system, which is run by a bunch of geeks. Additionally, the company send an internal affairs cop up there (as an ex-con) to find out exactly where some missing shuttles have gone up to, and therefore Moon 44 begins it's slow, soap opera like plot.

Your ex-cons (including Brian Thompson of Hired to Kill) don't sit well with the geeks (including that guy from 976-EVIL), and head of the station, Malcolm McDowell (of Cyborg 3: The Recycler) tries to mediate between them both. Our hero, Stone, seems to upset just about everybody and is first up to man the defence system, which seems to be a toy helicopter driven by Stone with remote help from his allotted geek. This is even more boring than it sounds, as we're subjected to really bad special effects involving toy helicopters flying around a canyon, and not much else. I'm not one to rag on bad special effects either, but there's really not much else going on except for the drama.

You've got the cons up against the geeks, not helped by one con botting one of the geeks against his will. You've got Brian Thompson versus Stone, and Stone versus Maclom McDowell and some Sargeant guy. Add to this that everything looks like the director really, really likes Ridley Scott and James Cameron (the interiors are all Blade Runner and Alien like), complete with evil corporation, and you've got a film with plenty of set up and no pay off. The bad guys, when they do appear, kind of look like Johnny Five if he'd turn to crack cocaine and flew off into space.

Moon 44 is a drag from start to finish and I was just waiting for it end, which it thankfully does without a single surprise. I can take bad effects and cheap sets, but the one thing I do not like in a film is nothing happening. For McDowell fans, he's here for about five minutes total and doesn't do much. This film chugs off donkeys for cash. Behind a skip in Shipley.

I've just realised that this was directed by a hot shot director! Well the guy that gave us Independence Day at least.

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