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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 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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Star Truckers  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Former "National Lampoons" editor Ted Mann, who scripted this science-fiction comedy, calls it "The first outer space road movie." According to Mann, the film has "no scientists, no techies, none of the unusual polished, sanitary environments we're used to in our space films. Space is like anywhere else - the people who are there are underpaid and poorly regarded." 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

Sam: [after being shot with a ray gun] I smell cooking, man. Some thing's cooking.
Lou: What are you talking about?
Sam: Smells like somebody making hamburgers.
Lou: Damn Sam. It's you.
Sam: It is?
[looks at his wound and dies]
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Connections

Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Cotton Eye Joe
Performed by Rednex
Written by Janne Ericsson, Øban, Pat Reinz
Published by Zomba Enterprises Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Battery Records by Arrangement with Zomba Music Services
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B-Movie Plus
11 June 1999 | by (Newcastle, England) – See all my reviews

Space Truckers is a perfect B-Movie. It has a title which makes anyone cringe, and a lightweight plot with no originality, except perhaps the concept of a square pig. That said, as long as you watch it with no expectations you will be pleasantly surprised. The quality of acting is generally good, with a competent cast (particularly Charles Dance) managing to avoid laughing their way through the script. The ending however is almost unwatchable, yet I can't escape from the feeling that this film is entertaining, which is all that any movie should aim to do.


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