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Director:
Writers:
Dean Heyde (screenplay) and
Oliver Eberle (screenplay) ...
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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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He knew what he was doing back then, too 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 ... Baker (uncredited)

Directed by
Roland Emmerich 
 
Writing credits
Dean Heyde (screenplay) and
Oliver Eberle (screenplay)

Roland Emmerich (story) &
Oliver Eberle (story) &
Dean Heyde (story) &
P.J. Mitchell (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 (director of photography)
 
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
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Peri de Bragança .... assistant costume designer
 
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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98 min
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Trivia:
Moon 44 (1990) is the first time actors Malcolm McDowell and Michael Paré have co-starred together in a sci-fi movie. The second movie was Philip Jackson's drama 2103: The Deadly Wake (1997).See more »
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Factual errors: It is interesting that the defense force on Moon 44 chose helicopters as their primary vehicle. Most planetary moons have very little atmosphere - an environment in which helicopters (which rely upon air/gases for their lift) would be completely useless. In a possible defense of the filmmakers, Moon 44's atmosphere is portrayed as dense and mist-like, possibly similar to that of Saturn's large moon, Titan, which could theoretically support aerodynamic flight.See more »
Quotes:
Master Sergeant Sykes:You trying to be funny.
Tyler:No Sir.
Tyler:If I say no does that mean I'm not funny.
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
He knew what he was doing back then, too, 26 May 2010
Author: Grann-BachB from Denmark

No, I'm not really a "fan" of Emmerich. That wouldn't be the right word. And yes, his films tend to strain credulity so much that it risks breaking. But let's admit it... he makes good popcorn flicks(with the exception of 10,000 B.C., that was awful). They tend to be enjoyable, exciting and just plain fun. And this really is no exception; while he gets larger budgets and more attention today, he could certainly deliver back then, as well. This does have a big name... I mean, Alexander Kruemmel, that's plenty of letters. Just kidding; I'm referring to McDowell, of course. The acting ranges, though this does manage to make Paré appear almost charming. I loved seeing Brian Thompson again(two appearances in Charmed, minor role in The Terminator, and he's played Klingons; what he may lack in range, he attempts to make up for in muscle, cool to see), even if they gave him unflattering facial hair. The FX are great. Dialog is pretty good, humorous and can be fairly sharp. The sets are reminiscent of Alien, and quite nice. This has guts. There is commentary on the world. The tension is reasonably effective. Arguably, there is not a ton of action(with that said, what there is usually is well-done)... then again, it's 92 minutes sans credits. There is plenty of strong language, disturbing content and a little moderate violence in this. I recommend this to anyone looking for a quick, easy to get into, cheap sci-fi B-movie. 5/10

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