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Solar Crisis (1990)

 -  Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  14 July 1990 (Japan)
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A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts must go to the Sun to drop a talking bomb (Freddy) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp CEO ... See full summary »

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Steve Kelso
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Adm. 'Skeet' Kelso
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Arnold Teague
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Alex Noffe
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Mike Kelso (as Corin 'Corky' Nemec)
Tetsuya Bessho ...
Ken Minami
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Travis
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Borg
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Haas
Sandy McPeak ...
Gurney
Silvana Gallardo ...
T.C.
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Harvard
Scott Allan Campbell ...
McBride
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Lamare
Richard S. Scott ...
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A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts must go to the Sun to drop a talking bomb (Freddy) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp CEO Teague thinks the flare won't happen and wants the mission to fail so he can buy the planet cheaply while the scare lasts. Employee Haas prepares a surprise for the astronauts. While daddy Steve Kelso commands the space ship where temperaturs rise, granddaddy Admiral Skeet Kelso is searching the desert for grandson Mike who's gone AWOL to say goodbye to his dad but who inadvertently crossed the path of the guys from IXL after meeting desert-dweller Travis. Written by Louis Strous <LStrous@solar.stanford.edu>

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In the year 2050, the battle to save the earth will be fought on the sun.

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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14 July 1990 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Crisis 2050  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)
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When Mike Kelso and Kovac fall to the desert floor at the end of their fight, Kovac's wig comes off a bit at the nape of his neck. See more »

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Orlop Piano
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17 February 2002 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Here's the set up. Earth is going to be half fried by a giant flare the sun is getting ready to shoot off. A ship is sent to drop a bomb on the sun to make the flare go off away from Earth.

Not a bad premise, and the film has a lot going for it. But...

The problem is with a subplot. Half the population is in danger of being fried to death, and someone on Earth wants the mission to fail.

Why?

Otherwise there are great special effects, a few tense scenes with real conflict. If they had edited out that sub plot, it would be a much better film.

Still recommended for science fiction / space buffs. Worth a look.


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