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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  19 April 1996 (USA)
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Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about "This Island Earth".

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The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first thing's first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to watch called, "This Island Earth." He is convinced that this movie will drive them insane. And since the guys cannot control when the movie begins or ends, they are forced to witness the true horror that is this awful movie that has a lobster creature dressed in slacks. But will this be the ultimate cheese that breaks the boys' spirits? It's up to one test subject's quick wit, sharp sense of humor, and utter intolerance for cinematic garbage to foil the plans of the scientist and to save the Earth. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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$1,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

A sculpture of the head of TV's Frank appears on door #2 of the "theater tunnel." TV's Frank was a popular character played by Frank Conniff, who left the show after the sixth season. See more »

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When Mike Nelson first enters the theater at "Movie Sign", he's wearing the shorts and college t-shirt he was exercising in. When he later exits the theater, he's wearing his normal blue jumpsuit. See more »

Quotes

[as Exeter's flying saucer crashes]
Tom Servo: Oh, don't mind me, I'm just a weather balloon!
Mike: Just some swamp gas.
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Crazy Credits

When special effects came up "Excuse me sir, all the magic in this movie will be done by THE AMAZING RANDO!" See more »

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References Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000
Music by Charlie Erickson and Joel Hodgson
Arranged and Performed by Dave Alvin (as David Alvin)
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i laughed so hard my throat hurt the next day!
11 April 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

It was a really boring night and me and my sisters came across this movie. At first I didn't notice the silhouettes at the bottom of the screen. WE had missed the first half unfortunately.

Anyway, it was the best laugh i've had for ages. I just can't describe how blooming funny this film is but we were giggling just about the whole way through!

It's such a clever idea and so well done. I have bought a box set and hope it will be as good.

We had never even heard of the tv series and are not sci-fi fans, but still enjoyed the film very much.

I give it 9 1/2 out of 10, because nothing is perfect!


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