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Buck Rogers (1977)

A 20th Century pilot named Buck Rogers and his young friend Buddy Wade awake from 500 years in suspended animation to find that the world has been taken over by the outlaw army of Killer Kane.
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Stars: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Buster Crabbe ... Buck Rogers (archive footage)
Constance Moore ... Wilma Deering (archive footage)
Jackie Moran ... 'Buddy' Wade (archive footage)
Jack Mulhall ... Capt. Rankin (archive footage)
Anthony Warde ... 'Killer' Kane (archive footage)
Philson Ahn Philson Ahn ... Prince Tallen (archive footage)
C. Montague Shaw ... Dr. Huer (archive footage)
Guy Usher Guy Usher ... Aldar (archive footage)
William Gould ... Air Marshal Kragg (archive footage)
Henry Brandon ... Captain Laska (archive footage)
Kenne Duncan ... Lt. Lacey (archive footage)
Carleton Young ... Scott (archive footage)
Reed Howes ... Captain Roberts (archive footage)
Wheeler Oakman ... Lt. Patten (archive footage)
Tom Steele ... Kane Pilot, Patrol Ship 74 (archive footage)
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A 20th Century pilot named Buck Rogers and his young friend Buddy Wade awake from 500 years in suspended animation to find that the world has been taken over by the outlaw army of Killer Kane.

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Romance | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1979 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Planet Outlaws See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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It's a bit of a mess!
12 May 2006 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

These serials must have been fun at the time. The thing is, they were designed with cliffhanger endings to get the Saturday morning crowd to come back the next week. As I watched this, the junctures between scenes was really obvious. Maybe my print isn't very good, but there were skips that were brutal. I always preferred Flash Gordon to Buck Rogers (it's much more primitive and had Ming, the Merciless), but Buck Rogers (Buster Crabbe) was still a noble mover into the future. I can't respond to all the events because they come fast and furious, but I would recommend the whole set of episodes rather than one of these slipshod compilations.


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