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Solar Crisis (1990)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 14 July 1990 (Japan)
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 »

Director:

(as Alan Smithee)

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Steve Kelso
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Adm. 'Skeet' Kelso
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Arnold Teague
Annabel Schofield ...
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 ...
Meeks
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Storyline

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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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2050. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Was A Time
Words & Music by Les Hooper
Sung by Sherwood Ball
Published by Hooperman Music (BMI)
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It had everything for a good Sci Fi movie but the most important
9 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was one of those late night "It's there" I saw it things. Sometimes they are great. This one was awful, but it really shouldn't have been.

The movie had a really good cast. How can you fail when you have Charlsten Heston and Jack Pallance? We're talking Oscar winner turf here. It had good special effects. It even had some really good tits! And I mean nicely shown, full breast with full nipple and at one point even some beaver. But it didn't compensate for the one missing ingredient - a story! The plot was ludicrous. I don't mean the "solar crisis" sun exploding stuff, but that was bad enough. It was the rest of the stuff - the oh so stupid and totally predictable evil corporation stuff. Man that just STANK! No amount of good acting or cool space ships or fight scenes could get around that one.

I have seen the same cast members be incredibly good. I have seen wonderful science fiction movies that had miniscule casts and budgets. All the difference is in the writing.


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