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Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All (1982)

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov travel to the planet Mongo to fight the evil emperor Ming the Merciless.

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Robert Ridgely ...
Flash Gordon (voice)
Diane Pershing ...
Dale Arden (voice)
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Dr. Zarkov (voice)
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King Thun (voice)
Vic Perrin ...
Ming (voice)
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Aura (voice)
Robert Douglas ...
Prince Barin (voice)
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Vultan (voice)
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In this adaptation of the Alex Raymond comic strips, the incidents are familiar but rearranged in a new sequence, with a Hitler subplot added by writer Samual A. Peeples. It opens in Poland, with Nazi bombs falling. Flash Gordon is given a message for Dr. Hans Zarkov. Reporter Dale Arden is also looking for Zarkov, to interview him for her newspaper. Next, as in the comic strip and movie serial, their plane crashes and they join Zarkov on his rocketship to Mongo, where dinosaurs threaten them. Then, in a sequence that does not occur until much later in other versions, they are captured by the Beastmen. This is followed by the familiar first confrontation with Ming, and their first meeting with Thun the Lionman and Ming's daughter Aura. Next, in a sequence not from the strip, with Flash and Thun are made slaves in the mines of Mongo. They escape, and, as in the strip, meet Prince Barin of the Forest Kingdom and Vultan, King of the Hawkmen, (skipping over the Shark Men of the comic ... Written by Rick Norwood

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Ted Cassidy's last project. See more »

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Flash Gordon: Where does this tunnel lead?
Princess Aura: To a thousand other tunnels.
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Crazy Credits

The cast list during the end credits mistakingly lists Ted Cassidy as voicing Vultan and David Opatoshu as Thun, while in fact it is the other way around. See more »

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Edited from Flash Gordon (1979) See more »

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Truly the greatest of all
12 June 2002 | by (Pieksämäki, Finnland) – See all my reviews

This animation was my first contact with magical world of Flash Gordon. I had never before even heard of him, although there was some similarities with one Micky Mouse story. This film was made with love and it shows: the animation is absolutely fabulous.


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