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Moon Zero Two (1969)

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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Ride a rocket Texas-style! Have a shoot-out in Moon City! Find a new frontier and a new kind of pioneer. But watch out for deadly moon maidens. IT'S THE FIRST MOON "WESTERN". See more »

Genres:

Crime | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released as a double bill with When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970). See more »

Goofs

When Kemp shoots the bad guy in the yellow spacesuit at the mining site, the puncture blows out on the top rear of his tank, yet leaves no hole in his front- despite the fact the bad guy is far above and facing him. See more »

Quotes

[Kemp pours a drink on his phone when he notices it's ringing]
Harry: That's no way to treat a phone, friend.
Kemp: I bought it a drink; what more can a man do?
Harry: A gentleman wants a word with you.
Kemp: You can tell him to go to hell instead.
Harry: Mr. Hubbard wants to see you.
Kemp: Old "Hundred Percent" Hubbard?
[Harry nods]
Kemp: Why didn't you say so? He can go 100% to hell.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Moon Zero Two (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Moon Zero Two
Sung by Julie Driscoll
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Groovy SF/western from Hammer
12 April 2001 | by jenkinsmSee all my reviews

"Moon Zero Two" was the most expensive film ever produced by Hammer Studios and is one of the oddest they ever created: a psychedelic western set on the moon in 2021 complete with claim-jumping, gunfights, zero gravity bar fights, candy colored space suits and go-go dancers. SF fans will enjoy early appearances by James Olson ("The Andromeda Strain") and Catherine Schell ("Space 1999"). Also Hammer alumnae Warren Mitchell as the chief villain, Adrienne Corri as a cop (loved her boots), Bernard Bresslaw as a heavy and, of course, Michael Ripper scarfing up distilled rocket fuel at the saloon. The special effects are not that bad. Great '60s kitsch and fun if you don't take it seriously, "Austin Powers" fans may dig it.

When you see Eddie Murphy's upcoming "Pluto Nash" you'll be surprised just how many ideas were taken from this film.


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