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Space Truckers (1996)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | April 1997 (USA)
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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Trooper
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Building Commander
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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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Graeme Wilkinson ...
Jackie
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Mel
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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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They've shipped everything from square pigs to anti-gravity beer... But now they've got a load of real trouble. See more »


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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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Trivia

Loaded described the film as "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) meets Predator (1987) meets Hook (1991)." 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 know, for a son-of-a-bitch, gimp rapist murderer... he died ok!
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Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Highway Junkie
Performed by Chris Knight
Written by Chris Knight, Sam Tate, Annie Tate
Published by Bash Music (ASCAP)/Critter City Music (SQSAC), Blue Water Music, BMI (Administered by Blue Water Music Corporation)
Courtesy of Vertical Records (Administered by Blue Water Music Corporation)
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Lighten Up, Folks!
27 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Space Truckers is too vulgar and raunchy for the art house crowd, too clever for the great unwashed, and too silly for anyone expecting to be convinced that they're watching "real" science. The lines are deliberately dorky, the special effects entirely unconvincing (who cares?), and the movie adds up to complete absurdity. I've seen it more than once, and it gets funnier every time. For people who complain that Dennis Hopper must have been really hard up to have agreed to do it, what about Charles Dance, a superb actor (Mr. Tulkinghorn in the new PBS "Bleak House")? They seemed to get the jokes, played it with zest, and managed to make it fly. I thought it was hysterically funny.


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