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A spaghetti western in science fiction clothing. Competing female bounty hunters track down the ultimate treasure on a planet wracked with turmoil... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Late-Night Drive-In Entertainment on a Shoestring Sci-Fi Budget See more (7 total) »

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Jonathan Adams ... Zitan Backgrounder
Rachel Adams ... Zitan Backgrounder
Christian Ahlgren-Williams ... Apologetic Villager
Robert Aiken ... 'Roadkill' Tusked Gambler
Mike Anderson ... Village Revolt
William S. Anstedt ... Village Revolt (as Bill Anstedt)
Nathan Arnold ... Crimenet Scum / Presidential Hanger Guard

Abigail Avila ... Priestess
Frederick Beecher ... Bar Denizen
Carlo Besasie ... Bar Denizen (as Carl Besasie)
Myron Blocksome ... Presidential Hanger Guard
Bill Borea ... Lieutenant Thosworth
Steve Bothun ... Bartender
James Burton ... Emilio / Dread Gambler
James Eric Cullum ... Brain Damaged Soldier / Liquid Mercenary
Kaitara Cullum ... Black Hat Mercenary
Donna Cunningham ... Zitan Backgrounder
Matt Del Vecchio ... Bar Denizen
Dan Dockery ... Scene Decontaminate 2
Merry Domke ... Turtle Bug 1
Elijah Drenner ... Carson Fletcher
Corvus Elrod ... VZ Trader

Heidi Fellner ... Lux Antigone
Mike Finn ... Cast of Bastard and Commando
Patrick Fisher ... Apocalyptic Gambler
Dan Fitzgerald ... Village Revolt / Bar Denizen
Jonathan Freakins ... Zitan Backgrounder
Steven R. Gatewood ... Cast of Bastard and Commando (as Steven Gatewood)
Tiffany Germann ... Presidential Hanger Guard
Cole Gilbertson ... Zitan Backgrounder
Devin Gilbertson ... Zitan Backgrounder
Rob Gilbertson ... Zitan Backgrounder
Megan Gilroy ... Fletcher's Secretary
Chris Goodwin ... Bar Denizen
Jodie Gustafson ... Bar Denizen
Michael Lawrence Harris ... Night Soldier 1
Carlos Higueros ... Village Revolt

Charles Hubbell ... Lieutenant Jerik
Walt Hunnicutt ... Cast of Bastard and Commando
Wendolyn Ince ... Machi 2

Wendy Ince ... Machi #2
Stephanie Jeffrey ... Machi 1 (as Stephanie Gould)
Josh Jewett ... Crimenet Scum / Presidential Hanger Guard
Sherrise Johnson ... Turtle Bug 2
Anthony Karnage ... Disoriented Gambler
Tom Keenan ... Bar Denizen
Sarah Laemmle ... Short Gray Pilot
Troy Antoine LaFaye ... Lieutenant Cumberland

John Levene ... Angry Videophone Alien (voice)
Ben Liesen ... Crimenet Scum
Paul Maki ... Bar Denizen
Leitha Matz ... Wendy Stanton
Sean McPherson ... Brother Finger (as Shawn Macpherson)
Jennifer Menken ... Space Tart
Ted V. Mikels ... President Arch Stanton
Lance Miller ... Brother Cash
Tommie Milton ... Wanted Poster Soldier
Tracy Molm ... Zitan Backgrounder
Snype Myers ... Shark Sterling
Paul O'Conner ... Tall Gray Pilot
James Phernetton ... Bar Denizen
Thomas Hazard Potter ... Bastard Gambler / Tuco
Christine Preston ... Bar Denizen
Aaron Prust ... Bar Denizen
Tom Puff ... Standoffish Soldier
Jessica Rogers ... Bar Denizen
Raven Rogers ... Bar Denizen
Diane Sieber ... Angry Villager
Clayton Simchick ... Cast of Bastard and Commando
Gordon Smuder ... Goggles 'Puppet Laforge'
John Sorich ... Village Revolt
Marcia Soto ... Bar Denizen
Joe Spang ... Bar Denizen
Dennis Steele ... Wanted Poster Soldier
Ron Stefanovich ... Cast of Bastard and Commando
Deborah Stefanski ... Cast of Bastard and Commando
Mark Stenen ... Cast of Bastard and Commando / Bar Denizen
Jeremy Stomberg ... PFC Burton Liles
Edwin Strout ... Brother Lee
Alan Struthers ... Gorton "Ugly" Hex
Laura Thurston ... Bar Denizen
Chaz Truog ... Sec Com Rusty Arnenson / Green
Cara Ulrich ... Sargeant Lita Mavick
Tyrel Ventura ... Syrus Theed
Renee Werbowski ... Gen. Tira Corona
Raymond P. Whalen ... PFC Shakey Lavelle / The Creature
Theresa Winge ... Pookie Monster / Sad Villager
Bryan Wright ... Night Soldier 2
Mark Zahn ... Zitan Backgrounder
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Directed by
Michael J. Heagle  (as Gianni Mezzanotte)
 
Writing credits
Matt Saari 

Michael J. Heagle 

Produced by
Michael J. Heagle .... producer
Troy Antoine LaFaye .... producer
Matt Saari .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Michael J. Heagle 
 
Production Design by
Michael J. Heagle  (as Daryl Click)
 
Costume Design by
Crist Ballas 
Theresa Winge 
 
Makeup Department
Crist Ballas .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Troy Antoine LaFaye .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Jason Almindinger .... sound designer
Elijah Drenner .... sound recordist
Brandon Eiynck .... sound effects editor
Michael J. Heagle .... sound recordist
Darin Heinis .... sound re-recording mixer
Darin Heinis .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Josh Grundmeier .... modeler
Michael J. Heagle .... visual effects supervisor
Nate Howard .... modeler
Brandon Kachel .... colorist
Brandon Kachel .... matte painter
Brent Larson .... computer graphics supervisor
Adam May .... modeler
Steve Paul .... modeler
Adam Rudd .... modeling lead
Justin Schwartz .... modeler
Duncan W. Zajac .... modeler
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Darren Roark .... camera operator
 

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USA:90 min
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Late-Night Drive-In Entertainment on a Shoestring Sci-Fi Budget, 13 March 2007
Author: fido-13 from United States

I'm a firm believer in the idea that a film should be judged based on what the filmmakers were striving for and how close they came to that mark. Not every sci-fi film is, or even intends to be, something as amazing as "Aliens." When held up next to "Doctor Zhivago" or "Dr. Strangelove," "Planetfall" just looks ridiculous. But compare it to a more appropriate doctor, such as "Dr. Who," and you'll better understand the nature of these filmmakers' ambitions.

This isn't a film that achieves (or even strives for) brilliance. It does, however, stay true to its roots: campy Dr. Who-style sci-fi flicks, slutty drive-in movie extravaganzas and decades of dusty spaghetti westerns pieced together with more passion than experience.

Like 2004's impressive budget sci-fi film "Primer," "Planetfall" is clearly a labor of love crafted with dedication and maxed-out credit cards rather than studio expertise and several million in investment capital.

Though it's certainly not flawless, it's absolutely entertaining, and at points inspiring, particularly when one views the DVD's attendant "making of" pieces and learns the hurdles involved in shoestring sci-fi.

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