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Space Truckers (1996)

 -  Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  April 1997 (USA)
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John Canyon is one of the last independent space transport entrepreneurs. Rough times force him to carry suspicious cargo to Earth without questions being asked. During the flight the cargo... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Loane ...
Trooper Officer
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Trooper
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Building Commander
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E. J. Saggs
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Nabel / Macanudo
Roger Gregg ...
Tank Patrol
Denis Akiyama ...
Tech Leader
Seamus Flavin ...
Chopper 4
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Chopper 3
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Sandra Dickinson ...
Bitchin' Betty
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Keller
Graeme Wilkinson ...
Jackie
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Mel
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Cindy
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John Canyon is one of the last independent space transport entrepreneurs. Rough times force him to carry suspicious cargo to Earth without questions being asked. During the flight the cargo turns out to be multitude of unstoppable and deadly killer robots. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, sensuality and drug content, and for language | See all certifications »
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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 253,765,000 (Italy) (18 April 1997)
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Trivia

Vernon Wells has a small part as a space pirate. See more »

Goofs

There's numerous events where laws of gravity and other physics are neglected, but the most notable is probably the upright flame of a lighter in a place where there's no air and no gravity. See more »

Quotes

John Canyon: You're gonna make one a them desperate last stands?
Mike Pucci: Look, setting aside what this scum have in mind for us, what do you think they're gonna do to her, huh?
John Canyon: Mike, there's not alot we can do. We just hope that our cooperative attitudes and sunny dispositions see us clear.
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Big Highway
Performed by J. Steven Soles (as Johnny Soles)
Written by J. Steven Soles
Published by Specific Gravity Music, ADM, Bug Music (BMI)
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Stupidly awesome
30 December 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The plot: Space truckers run into problems with space pirates, space politicians, and killer robots (who, technically, are not space robots).

Space Truckers is essentially a low budget, B movie space opera that's a parody of low budget, B movie space operas. It's full of cheesy lines, cheesy set design, and cheesy special effects. In fact, it's such a cheesy movie that it sometimes makes The Rocky Horror Picture Show look like The Godfather. At its heart, this movie is stupid, pointless, mindless, and has nothing to say about the human condition, except that it's funny to laugh at bad movies. If you're a Stuart Gordon fan, that's probably enough for you to enjoy this. As an added bonus, it's got a great cast, including many B movie veterans.

It can be enjoyed as either a so-bad-it's-good B movie or a clever parody. Like most Stuart Gordon films, it has rather narrow demographic appeal, and people who are not genre fans (or Stuart Gordon fans) are likely to hate it. I love Stanley Kubrick as much as the next film snob, but the world also needs ridiculous movies like Space Truckers and The Toxic Avenger. In fact, this movie is something of a marriage between Troma and New World Pictures. If you're unfamiliar with those studios -- or you dislike their copious output -- I'd strongly warn you away from this film. Space Truckers was reviled by the critics, rejected by audiences, and thought to be unintentionally funny by B movie fans. Well, for the true believers, this is an awesome movie, and nothing will ever convince us otherwise. Such is the cult of Stuart Gordon!


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