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Wing Commander -- Blair, a fighter pilot, joins an interstellar war to fight the evil Kilrathi who are trying to destroy the universe.
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Writers (WGA):
Chris Roberts (characters)
Chris Roberts (story)
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Release Date:
12 March 1999 (USA) See more »
At the edge of our universe, all hell is about to break loose. See more »
Blair, a fighter pilot, joins an interstellar war to fight the evil Kilrathi who are trying to destroy the universe. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Lt. Christopher Blair

Saffron Burrows ... Lt. Cdr. 'Angel' Deveraux

Matthew Lillard ... Lt. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall

Tchéky Karyo ... Commodore James 'Paladin' Taggart

Jürgen Prochnow ... Cdr. Paul Gerald

David Suchet ... Capt. Jason Sansky

David Warner ... Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn
Ginny Holder ... Lt. Rosie Forbes

Hugh Quarshie ... Lt. Obutu

Ken Bones ... Admiral Bill Wilson

John McGlynn ... Richard Bellegarde

Richard Dillane ... Lt. Hunter
Mark Powley ... Lt. Polanski
David Fahm ... Lt. Knight

Simon MacCorkindale ... Flight Boss (as Simon McCorkindale)

Fraser James ... Helmsman

Craig Kelly ... Radar Man Falk

Kieron Phipps ... Peterson

Jamie Treacher ... Pegasus Radar Man
Cyril Nri ... Security Officer
Jari Kinnunen ... Concordia Radar Man (as Jari K. Kinnunen)

Raffaello Degruttola ... Rodriguez (as Raph Taylor)
Paul Courtenay Hyu ... Com Officer
Mark Jones ... Kilrathi Admiral

Graham Riddell ... Kilrathi Captain
Christopher P. Kibbey ... Medic

Mark Hamill ... Merlin (voice) (as ?)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bondi ... Lt. Court (uncredited)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)

Chris Roberts ... Lt. Roberts - Rescue & Recovery Pilot (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Roberts 
Writing credits
Chris Roberts (characters)

Chris Roberts (story)

Kevin Droney (screen story)

Kevin Droney (screenplay)

Produced by
Donna Burkons .... co-producer
Joseph Newton Cohen .... executive producer (as Joseph N. Cohen)
Jean-Martial Lefranc .... executive producer
Todd Moyer .... producer
Tom Reeve .... line producer
Romain Schroeder .... executive producer
Neil Young .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
David Arnold (original theme)
Kevin Kiner 
Cinematography by
Thierry Arbogast (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Davies 
Casting by
Suzanne Crowley 
Gilly Poole 
Production Design by
Peter Lamont 
Art Direction by
Simon Bowles 
Ken Court 
James Hambidge 
Mark Harris 
Simon Lamont 
Charles Dwight Lee (supervising art director)
Alan Tomkins 
Set Decoration by
Michael Ford 
Richard Roberts 
Costume Design by
Magali Guidasci 
Makeup Department
Pat Hay .... hair styles supervisor
Pat Hay .... makeup supervisor
Vivian Nowak .... hair stylist
Daniel Parker .... animatronics
Stephen Rose .... hair stylist
Ghislaine Soisson .... assistant makeup artist
Stuart Bray .... special effects model maker (uncredited)
Production Management
Stirling Belafonte .... post-production supervisor
Laurent Dumas .... unit manager
Meinir Stoutt .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oscar Beuselinck .... second assistant director
Ralph Eisenmann .... third assistant director
Claude Ludovicy .... second second assistant director
Kieron Phipps .... first assistant director
Veronique Souques .... third assistant director
Art Department
Dominic Ackland-Snow .... carpenter
Dean Coldham .... plasterer
Manuel Demoulling .... stand-by props
Katrina Duce .... art department coordinator
Mariano Díaz .... concept artist
James Enright .... modelmaker
James Gemmill .... scenic artist
Alex Hillkurtz .... storyboard artist (as Alex Hill)
Carol Kupisz .... graphic designer
Ginger McCarthy .... head rigger
Bill Pearson .... senior props/modeller
Tiffany Rodenfels .... assistant prop electrician
Dan Urbin .... painter
Christi-Anne Valentine .... buyer
Christi-Anne Valentine .... model maker
Terry Whitehouse .... prop maker
Barry Wilkinson .... property master
Jamie Wilkinson .... supervising props
Simon Wilkinson .... chargehand stand-by propman
Peter Williams .... construction coordinator
Bruno Zenatello .... construction manager
Sound Department
Peter Baldock .... supervising sound editor
Sandy Buchanan .... adr mixer
Gillian Dodders .... supervising adr editor
Gillian Dodders .... supervising dialogue editor
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Susan French .... assistant sound editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Heslop .... sound editor
Miriam Ludbrook .... foley editor
Gerard McCann .... adr editor
Brendan Nicholson .... extra effects mixer
Richard Pryke .... sound re-recording mixer
John Rodda .... production sound mixer
Tom Sayers .... foley editor
Seppe van Groeningen .... boom operator
Mark Sheffield .... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Terry Jones .... animatronic technician
Jill Robertson .... assistant model maker
Grant Rogan .... special effects assistant
Harry Wiesenhaan .... special effects supervisor (as Harrie Wiessenhaan)
Edward Wiessenhaan .... special effects coordinator
Rob Wiessenhaan .... special effects senior technician
Nik Williams .... animatronic supervisor
Mark Woollard .... supervising modeller: props
Visual Effects by
Eric Alba .... facility visual effects producer: digital anvil (as Frederick G. Alba)
David Altenau .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title
Cory Bedwell .... digital effects artist
Jan Bernotat .... motion control operator
Minky Billups .... wire removal & roto compositing
Rob Blue .... digital artist
Matt Brooks .... vfx editorial assistant
Chris Brown .... visual effects supervisor
Rodney Brunet .... digital effects artist
Colin Campbell .... digital compositor
Sophia Chowdhury .... sculptor
Gregory Creaser .... digital timer: Pacific Title
Thomas Dadras .... co-visual effects supervisor
Dennis Davis .... compositing supervisor
Alex Deshazer .... production coordinator
Brad Doan .... digital artist
John Ford Jr. .... digital artist
Quentin Frost .... visual artist: Digital Anvil
Jerry Hall .... digital compositor
Jeff Heusser .... digital compositing supervisor: The Post Group
Chris Holmes .... digital compositor
Mark Intravartolo .... visual effects artist
Mark Lambert .... CG supervisor
Christopher Lance .... compositor
Seth Lippman .... technical director
Michael McNeill .... sequence supervisor
Curtis Neal .... digital artist
Chris Olivia .... sequence supervisor
Rob Ostir .... digital effects artist
Scott Peterson .... technical director
Ethan Phillips .... director of photography visual effects unit
Dane Picard .... technical director
Olivier Sarda .... digital compositor
Kevin Andrew Smith .... technical director
Cameron Stevning .... visual effects motion control producer: title sequence
Erik Strauss .... visual effects producer: Fox
Mary Stuart-Welch .... executive visual effects producer
Hector Dante Tantoco .... digital artist (as Hector Tantoco)
David Taritero .... visual effects producer: Pacific Title
Marty Taylor .... Inferno artist: Digiscope
Alex Toader .... digital artist
Sarma Vanguri .... computer animator: Digital Anvil
Chris Waegner .... digital effects artist
Jeff Wells .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title/Mirage
Guy Williams .... digital artist
Eric Withee .... data/film manager: The Post Group
Jennifer Wollan .... visual effects editor
Toby Gallo .... system administrator (uncredited)
Paul Lambert .... digital artist (uncredited)
Annemiex Boonstra .... stunts (as Annemiek Boonstra)
Willem de Beukelaer .... stunts
Nicolas de Pruyssenaere .... stunts
Roland Goddijn .... stunts (as Roland Godijn)
Martin Lader .... stunts
Yuma Li .... stunts
Patrick Rappard .... stunts
Sustar Silvo .... stunts
Michel Struik .... stunts
Richard van Drempt .... stunts
Ray Weaver .... stunts
Randy Wener .... stunts
Diana Wiersma .... stunts (as Diane Wiersma)
Rick Wiessenhaan .... stunt coordinator
Samir Bezzah .... stunts (uncredited)
Nicolas de Pruyssenaere .... stunt double: Freddie Prinze Jr. (uncredited)
Radica Jovicic .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alessandro Bolognesi .... Steadicam operator
Alessandro Bolognesi .... camera operator
Sophie Bosquet .... clapper loader
Etienne Braun .... still photographer
Maurizio Cremisini .... focus puller
Mick Durlacher .... gaffer
Joris Hetsen .... electrician
Claude Hirsch .... gaffer
Graham Johnston .... video assist operator
Raphael Jourdan .... grip
Michel Miltgen .... camera loader
José Alberto Pinto de Jesus .... electrician
Jean-François Roqueplo .... key grip
Tom Ryan .... first assistant camera
Roger Simonsz .... camera operator
Roger Simonsz .... director of photography: second unit
Carlo Thiel .... focus puller
Laurent Wallerang .... grip
Wolfgang Wesemann .... clapper loader
Eric Wobma .... best boy electric
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ivo Coveney .... costume maker
Dave Croucher .... costumes
Guillaume De Esteban .... dresser
Sharon McCormack .... costume cutter
Tiny Nicholls .... wardrobe supervisor
Nicole Young .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Mark Nakamine .... colorist: digital color correction
Paul Parsons .... assistant editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Jean-Luc Simon .... third assistant editor
Wayne Smith .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Pascal Charlier .... location manager
Frederic Roeser .... location assistant
Music Department
David Alexander .... additional music scoring
David Arnold .... theme by
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Nicholas Dodd .... conductor
Nicholas Dodd .... orchestrator
Dina Eaton .... music editor
Mark Evans .... music engineer
Mark Evans .... music mixer
Geoff Foster .... music engineer
Geoff Foster .... music mixer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Barklie K. Griggs .... music supervisor
Bruce White .... viola
Terry Wilson .... preview music editor
Transportation Department
Gary Sharp .... transportation captain
Kevan Willis .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Christophe Chrompin .... stand-in (as Christophe Crompin)
Henry Eshelman .... unit publicist
Sue Field .... script supervisor
Michael Hogh .... production assistant
Bénédicte Humbel .... production secretary
Radica Jovicic .... stand-in
Christopher P. Kibbey .... production coordinator
Rozenn Le Pape .... production coordinator
Seth Lippman .... technical director
Raj Malde .... production accountant
Nigel Marchant .... production coordinator
Benjamin Palmer .... creature crew
Laurence Parker .... production accountant
Eric K. Peterson .... director of operations

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Rated PG-13 for sexual references and sci-fi action/violence
100 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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The film takes place in 2654.See more »
Continuity: On the Diligent, Taggart asks to see Blair's Pilgrim cross. When he looks at it he exposes a dagger-like blade. The blade looks longer than the cross it came out of.See more »
[Gerald comes onto the Diligent wearing a combat suit]
Taggart:Aren't you on the wrong ship, Commander?
Cdr. Gerald:I still have a responsibility to this crew, Commodore. And excuse my bluntness, but if you think I'm going to let my men be flown into combat by a rogue and a half-breed, you are sadly mistaken.
Taggart:[to Blair] He really is a good guy once you get to know him.
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42 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
Wow....this sucks, 9 July 2004
Author: x49ers16

First of all, the games in the Wing Commander series are some of the best video games I've ever played. Technology has gotten to the point where these games look dated and the full motion video seems impractical, but the story lines and combat sequences are amazing. If anyone has the opportunity to play these games and hasn't do yourself a favor and do it. That said...

This movie is ridiculous and the storyline might just as well be from a 1950's B movie. The dialogue is awful, the acting worse, and the supposedly futuristic spacecraft looked like they were bought from a studio auctioning off props from old World War II movies. The director, who happens to have designed the games, apparently thought that it would be cool to throw his story lines from the games out the window in favor of some World War II allegory. If I wanted to see World War II, I would've put in my "Saving Private Ryan" DVD and not watched this crap on basic cable.

The characters are extremely well crafted in the game series, well, for a video game series anyway. Here, they come off as a bunch of tired clichés. Also, I take issue with the fact that Blair, the main character, is some kind of chosen one with special powers. The Wing Commander games gave us characters who were normal people forced into an extraordinary situation, something direly lacking in the genre of science fiction. In other words, there were no mythical "Pilgrims" or other hocus pocus like there are in the movie. I wouldn't mind if it was well done but it just feels tacked on for no good reason.

Speaking of the Kilrathi, its not even discussed in the film why the Humans are at war with them or what they are. Instead of the ten foot tall, menacing, tiger creatures from the games they look like hamsters on steroids. Also, one of the best characters from the games, the evil kilrathi prince thrakath (in the games Thrakath is a cross between hanibal lectar and josef stalin), is not in the movie, leaving it without a strong villain.

Now, of course, as a fan of the games I'm a little bitter that this movie is one of the worst that I've ever seen. But I know a horrible movie when I see one, and this movie is pretty much unwatchable whether you've played the games or not. Honestly, if you're in the mood for sci fi and if you see it anywhere, just ignore it and watch Star Wars again.

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