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Moon Zero Two (1969)

G | | Crime, Sci-Fi | March 1970 (USA)
A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Ward Baker

Writers:

Michael Carreras (screenplay), Gavin Lyall (from an original story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Olson ... Kemp
Catherine Schell ... Clem (as Catherina von Schell)
Warren Mitchell ... Hubbard
Adrienne Corri ... Liz
Ori Levy ... Karminski
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ... Whitsun (as Dudley Forster)
Bernard Bresslaw ... Harry
Neil McCallum Neil McCallum ... Space Captain
Joby Blanshard ... Smith
Michael Ripper ... 1st Card Player
Robert Tayman Robert Tayman ... 2nd Card Player
Sam Kydd ... Barman
Keith Bonnard Keith Bonnard ... Junior Customs Officer
Leo Britt Leo Britt ... Senior Customs Officer
Carol Cleveland ... Hostess
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Storyline

A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. The only place that they can bring the asteroid down without drawing attention to themselves is a far side mining claim. But first they must dispose of the miner. Little known to them, however, is the fact that the miners sister has hired the same salvage team to help her locate her missing brother. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Taglines:

The first moon "western"... An Asteroid Worth Millions. A Robbery. A Murder. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alerte satellite 02 See more »

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Budget:

£500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was described by the producers and director as a "western in space", complete with claim jumpers, showdown-type gunfights, a hired gunslinger and even dancing saloon girls. See more »

Goofs

In a number of the exterior shots on the moon there are multiple lights reflected off the actors' suits, even though there should only be one light source (the sun). See more »

Quotes

Kemp: I'm always at a disadvantage when I haven't got any clothes on.
Hostess: [aside] I never noticed...
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Moon Zero Two
Sung by Julie Driscoll
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It May Not Be A Classic, But It's Fun!
16 August 2003 | by ClassixFanSee all my reviews

OK, I've read several reviews of this film in books, online and from sci-fi fans and usually the overall feeling of the film is split down the middle. I really enjoy this film, it has a very good cast; James Olson, Catherine Schell (Who would go on to star in the classic sci-fi series; Space: 1999), Adrienne Corri, Warren Mitchell, Michael Ripper (Hammer regular) and Sam Kydd, it had some great looking sets, a very capable director in Roy Ward Baker and the opening tune is one I can't get out of my head for days, after watching the film or listening to that track. Hailed as the first space-western, the film does it's best to combine a futuristic look with the ideals and wild ways of the old west. To sci-fi fans looking for something really serious and up on the technical feel of a straight-from-the-hip science fiction story, chances are you're going to be disappointed with the overall effort of the film, but if you like a film that can be serious at times and still poke fun at itself, then this is a film you're probably going to enjoy.....just don't go into viewing this in a serious mood! Have fun with it and relax.....the anti-gravity fight scene in the saloon is not to be missed!


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