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Flesh Gordon (1974)

R | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 30 July 1974 (USA)
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Emperor Wang is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football player Flesh Gordon

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Michael Benveniste (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Williams ... Flesh Gordon
Suzanne Fields ... Dale Ardor
Joseph Hudgins Joseph Hudgins ... Dr. Flexi Jerkoff
William Dennis Hunt William Dennis Hunt ... Emperor Wang the Perverted (as William Hunt)
Candy Samples ... Chief Nellie (as Mary Gavin)
Mycle Brandy Mycle Brandy ... Prince Precious
Steve Grumette ... Priest (as Steve Grummette)
Nora Wieternik Nora Wieternik ... Queen Amora
Lance Larsen Lance Larsen ... Emperor Wang's Guard
Judy Ziehm Judy Ziehm ... Zerig
Leonard Goodman Leonard Goodman ... Airplane Pilot
Donald Lee Harris Donald Lee Harris ... (as Don Harris)
Howard Alexander Howard Alexander ... Balding Airplane Passenger
John Rowe John Rowe ... (as Jack Rowe)
Alan Sinclair Alan Sinclair
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Storyline

Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football player Flesh Gordon. Along with his girlfriend Dale Ardent and Professor Flexi-Jerkoff, they set off towards the source of the Sex Ray, unaware of the perils that face them! Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Not to be Confused with the Original "Flash Gordon" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

As detailed in a 1976 issue of Cinefantastique, such intense animosity had built up over the sprawling course of production between the porno filmmakers and the special effects team that the FX crew was uncredited for their work. See more »

Goofs

In one of the first scenes, a character clearly says, "Dr. Gordon, all of us here are aware of the total degragation that has overcome the masses." Obviously, he was meant to say "degradation." See more »

Quotes

[after stepping off the space ship and taking a deep breath]
Dr. Flexi Jerkoff: Good, there's oxygen on this planet.
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Alternate Versions

Several X-rated scenes were filmed and an X-rated version of the film was printed then supposedly destroyed (although it is known to have received at least a limited distribution). See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

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Fun Parody of The Original
25 October 2003 | by moonman-6See all my reviews

This is a wonderful parody of the original serial version from the mid 1930s. The quality of acting, writing, directing, budget, costuming, and effects is dead on, almost a one-for-one match. Lots of great dialog, very quotable ("Good, there's Oxygen on this planet.").

There are two versions of this film floating around, the unrated version and a cut "R" version. The unrated version is the one to see! Most films can have "X" material edited out of them with no consequence, but not here. Whole sections of the plot (as thin as it is) are missing without the deleted footage.

This film features early work from Greg Jein, David Allen, Rick Baker, and Jim Danforth (who is listed with his name spelled backwards "Mij Htrofnad"). All went on to greater things in their careers.

Avoid the sequal from 1989, it tried too hard and fell flat on all fronts.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flesh Gordon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Graffiti Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (collector's edition) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (in Metro Color) (credited on poster only)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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