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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeb Walker
Reporter #1
Principal Cartwright
Adam Sims ...
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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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)  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£10,625,503 (UK) (2 October 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gary Oldman is listed twice in the ending credits, credited as "Dr. Smith" and again as "Spider Smith". See more »


When Dr Smith is talking to the Global Sedition Man in the Holo-Desert. He screams "Where is my money". The next shot is a close-up of his face and he has his mouth wide open, yet he still manages to say nearly a whole sentence without moving his mouth. See more »


Dr. Zachary Smith: Like the drip, drip, drip of blood...
Major West: You really need to shut up.
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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 »


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Lost In Space (Theme)
Written by John Williams
Performed by Apollo 440
Courtesy of Epic Records
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User Reviews

Not a bad story
1 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

The story isn't that bad, some of the scenes are really good. Totally different than the original Lost in Space.

The casting of the characters is my only complaint. The children were excellent but the adults were not. William Hurt and Matthew LeBouf do not fit well together. Mr Smith was the only adult character that was believable. Still, it kept my interest and I enjoyed the story very much.

Too bad the casting couldn't have been better because this was actually a very good movie and could have had the possibility for sequels.

I give it a 7 of 10.

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