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Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Family | 3 April 1998 (USA)
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The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.



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Reporter #2


In the year 2058, the Earth will soon be uninhabitable after the irreversible effects of pollution and global warming! Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter 2 Mission, will lead his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prep it for colonization. The Jupiter 2 is equipped with a hyperdrive that allows faster-than-light travel, which will eventually be employed to evacuate the citizens of Earth. However hypergates must be constructed on Earth and Alpha Prime to provide stable points of departure and arrival. Dr. Zachary Smith is bribed by a terrorist organization to sabotage the mission, and ends up an unwilling stowaway as the ship blasts off. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Get Ready. Get Set. Get Lost. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense sci-fi action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,154,919 (USA) (3 April 1998)


$69,102,910 (USA) (7 August 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Over 3,500 names are listed in the end credits. See more »


During the attempted destruction of the Jupiter, there's a brief moment (right after Major West gets blown back by the electric blast) where you hear the robot's pulse blaster firing, but don't see a beam. See more »


Will Robinson: [after seeing the old ship 20 years into the future] Oh shit!
Dr. Zachary Smith: A boy of your intelligence should never swear.
[Smith sees the old ship]
Dr. Zachary Smith: Oh shit. Indeed.
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Crazy Credits

First segment of end credits intermixed with quick-flashed images from the movie, accompanied by Apollo 440's electronica version of John Williams' third season Lost in Space (1965) TV theme. See more »


Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »


Busy Child
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
Courtesy of Outpost Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

Despite a terrific cast and a good beginning, this film just falls flat
22 June 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Dr. John Robinson (William Hurt) is taking his family into deep space to find a life-supporting planet for the human race. Things on earth are deteriorating, to say the least. Going along with him are his scientist wife Maureen (Mimi Rogers), his brilliant daughter, Judy (Heather Graham) and his equally intelligent children Penny and Will. Needing a good pilot, Dr. Robinson nabs hotshot airman Mark West (Matt LaBlanc) to fly their spaceship. Evil Doctor Smith (Gary Oldman) tries to sabotage the vessel but ends up getting caught on board. Amid the ensuing chaos, the ship goes off course and gets lost. Between battling spider-like creatures and their own killer robot, the Robinsons still hope to reach their destination. Will they? This movie starts off with a bang and ends with a whimper. The problem? Well, it is not the terrific cast. Hurt, Rogers and Oldman are wonderful in their respective roles, while Graham and LaBlanc delight the audience with their wit and charm as the couple who provide the movie's romantic elements. All other cast members are quite fine as well. The production looks nice, too, with great costumes, sets, and special effects. So, that leaves the uneven script. It starts off well, with a quick look at the Robinsons' quest and the plotting of Dr. Smith. There are even some great lines, such as the one Maureen hurls at John and Mark, as they are sparring. "If you guys are done hosing down the deck with testosterone..." had me laughing heartily. But, it all just fizzles somewhere in the middle and ends up being utter nonsense, a plot without a cause. What a shame. Those of us who loved the sixties television series deserved better. If you are partial to any of the cast members, from Hurt to Graham to Oldman, do make time for this film, someday. They are the reason to see this movie, for they are a joy to watch, even in a film as lame as this one.

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