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Battlestar Galactica ()


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After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

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Captain Apollo
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Lieutenant Starbuck
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Commander Adama
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Lieutenant Boomer
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Lieutenant Athena
Tony Swartz ...
Flight Sergeant Jolly
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Boxey
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Colonel Tigh
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President Adar
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Sire Anton
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Count Baltar
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Cassiopeia
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Dr. Paye
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Serina
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Sire Uri
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Ensign Greenbean
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Lieutenant Zac
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Blonde Taurus
Norman Stuart ...
Statesman
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Flight Officer Omega
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Flight Corporal Rigel
David Matthau ...
Operative
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First Warrior (as Chip Johnson)
Geoffrey Binney ...
Second Warrior
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Pilot
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Deck Hand
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paula Crist ...
Ovion (uncredited)
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Heavenly Body (uncredited)
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Imperious Leader (uncredited) (voice)
Myrna Matthews ...
Space Angel (uncredited)
Marti McCall ...
Space Angel (uncredited)
Lee Michaels ...
Galactic Warrior (uncredited)
Carolyn Willis ...
Space Angel (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard A. Colla
Alan J. Levi ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Glen A. Larson ... (written by)

Produced by

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John Dykstra ... producer
Winrich Kolbe ... associate producer
Glen A. Larson ... executive producer
Leslie Stevens ... supervising producer

Music by

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Stu Phillips

Cinematography by

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Ben Colman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert L. Kimble
Leon Ortiz-Gil
Larry Strong

Editorial Department

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Tom Benko ... assistant editor
Walton Dornisch ... assistant editor
Maureen O'Connell ... assistant editor
William Young ... assistant editor (as Bill Young)

Casting By

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Mark Malis

Art Direction by

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John E. Chilberg II
Richard D. James ... (uncredited)

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Lowell Chambers
Mickey S. Michaels

Costume Design by

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Jean-Pierre Dorléac

Makeup Department

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Scott H. Eddo ... makeup artist
Paul Griffin ... hair stylist
Marvin C. Thompson ... makeup artist (as Tommy Thompson)
Joy Zapata ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Harker Wade ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Phil Cook ... first assistant director
Nick Marck ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Martin A. Kline ... additional artwork: miniature and optical effects unit (as Martin Kline)
Kenneth Milfred ... set dresser
Andrew Probert ... additional artwork: miniature and optical effects unit
Jaroslav Gebr ... narration art, storyboard (uncredited)
Robert Tanenbaum ... movie poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James R. Alexander ... sound
Cliff Bell Jr. ... dialogue editor
Peter Berkos ... sound effects editor
Earl Crain Jr. ... sound mixer
Robert L. Hoyt ... sound re-recordist
Robert Jackson ... boom operator (uncredited)
George E. Marshall Jr. ... boom operator (uncredited)

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Joe Goss ... special effects
Karl G. Miller ... special effects
John Peyser ... special electronics effects (as John Peyser Jr.)
Ken Speed ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

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Richard Alexander ... special mechanical equipment: miniature and optical effects unit
Deborah Armstrong ... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
David Augsburger ... camera: miniature and optical effects unit
David Beasley ... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
David Berry ... optical photography: miniature and optical effects unit
William Brier ... optical photography: miniature and optical effects unit
Conrad Buff IV ... editorial assistant: miniature and optical effects unit (as Conrad Buff)
Mark Cane ... key grip: miniature and optical effects unit
James Catania ... optical photography: miniature and optical effects unit (as James N. Catania)
Leslie Dennis Bracken ... editorial assistant: miniature and optical effects unit (as Leslie Dennis)
Angela Diamos ... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Don Dow ... camera: miniature and optical effects unit
Patricia Rose Duignan ... production assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Richard Edlund ... special effects photography: miniature and optical effects unit
Sherry Epperson ... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Jonathan Erland ... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit (as Jon Erland)
Jeff Freeman ... editorial assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Steve Gawley ... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Rick Gilligan ... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit (as Richard Gilligan)
Dan Goozee ... effects illustration and design: miniature and optical effects unit
Joe Johnston ... effects illustration and design: miniature and optical effects unit (as Joseph Johnston)
Denny Kelly ... editorial assistant: miniature and optical effects unit (as Dennis Kelly)
Peter Kuran ... animator: miniature and optical effects unit
Frederick Langenbach ... optical photography: miniature and optical effects unit
Mary M. Lind ... editorial assistant: miniature and optical effects unit (as Mary Lind)
Laine Liska ... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit (as Lane Liska)
Stephen McCarthy ... production assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo ... editorial assistant: miniature and optical effects unit (as Cory McCrum)
David McCue ... optical photography: miniature and optical effects unit (as Erroll D. McCue)
Cass McCune ... production assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Grant McCune ... chief model maker: miniature and optical effects unit
Ralph McQuarrie ... effects illustration and design: miniature and optical effects unit
Alvah J. Miller ... special electronics: miniature and optical effects unit
David Miller ... editorial assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Harry Moreau ... animation and rotoscope design: miniature and optical effects unit
Max Morgan ... animator: miniature and optical effects unit (as Maxwell Morgan)
Dennis Muren ... special effects photography: miniature and optical effects unit
Bruce Nicholson ... optical photography: miniature and optical effects unit
Masaaki Norihiro ... optical photography: miniature and optical effects unit
Lorne Peterson ... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Eldon Rickman ... optical photography: miniature and optical effects unit
James Rickman ... optical photography: miniature and optical effects unit
David Robman ... camera: miniature and optical effects unit
Tom Rudduck ... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
David Scott ... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Jonathan Seay ... camera: miniature and optical effects unit
Robert Shepherd ... production supervisor: miniature and optical effects unit
John R. Shourt ... production assistant: miniature and optical effects unit (as John Shourt)
William Shourt ... special mechanical equipment: miniature and optical effects unit
Douglas Smith ... camera: miniature and optical effects unit
David Sosalla ... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit
Michael Sweeney ... production assistant: miniature and optical effects unit
Ken Swenson ... model builder: miniature and optical effects unit (as Kenneth Swenson)
Don Trumbull ... special mechanical equipment: miniature and optical effects unit
Jody Westheimer ... camera: miniature and optical effects unit
Dennis Dorney ... optical lineup (uncredited)
Alex Funke ... miniatures director of photography (uncredited)
John C. Moulds ... motion control (uncredited)

Stunts

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Hubie Kerns Jr. ... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mario DiLeo ... camera operator: second unit
Kenneth Hale ... first assistant camera
James Kibbe ... lighting technician
Reggie Newkirk ... key first assistant camera
Michael J. Schwartz ... electrician

Music Department

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Sue Collins ... composer: song "It's Love, Love Love"
Craig Huxley ... Blaster Beam, synth, keyboard
Stu Phillips ... conductor
John Andrew Tartaglia ... composer: song "It's Love, Love, Love"
Herbert D. Woods ... music editor
James D. Young ... music editor
John Neal ... music engineer (uncredited) / music mixer (uncredited)
Stu Phillips ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Nathan Scott ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Dave Ayres ... laboratory technician (uncredited)
Ralph Helfer ... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (uncredited)
Glen A. Larson ... director: epilogue (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

After 1,000 years of war, the humans from the Twelve Colonies are near to celebrate an armistice with the evil Cylon Empire. Out of the blue, the Cylons betray the pact and destroy the Colonies and their entire fleet, except the Battlestar Galactica. Commander Adama summons the few survivors from all the Colonies to follow him on a journey to find the mythical planet Earth. However, they are short of water, supplies and fuel and they head to the planet Carillon to replenish the fleet and get the supplies. Adama's son, the warrior Captain Apollo, and his partners Lieutenants Starbuck and Boomer destroy the mines left by the Cylons and they reach the planet. They are welcomed by the inhabitants and find the paradise. Meanwhile, the self-serving human leader Sire Uri wants to destroy their arms and live in the Cylon Empire despite the contempt of Adama. Sire Uri decides to give medals to Apollo, Starbuck and Boomer for their bravery on Carillon and invites the warriors to come to the party. However, Adama believes that it is a trap for the Galactica. What can he do? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines This movie takes you to undreamed of worlds engaged in a war so devastating, it might change history. Did the war happen eons ago, or will the war happen tomorrow? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Galactica: La bataille de l'espace (France)
  • Kampfstern Galactica (Germany)
  • Galáctica (Spain)
  • Galáctica. El universo en guerra (Spain)
  • Galáctica: Astronave de combate (Argentina)
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  • 148 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The original shooting model, restored for a display at Universal Studios several years after Galactica 1980 (1980) wrapped production, went missing when the display was removed. The model, viewed as stolen property by Universal, has yet to be recovered. See more »
Goofs Right before Zac shoots down his first Cylon, they show his joystick. Instead of the normal "Fire/Turbo/IM" labels, it says "Stores/Camera Audio/Camera Pulse". See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Battlestar Galactica (1978). See more »
Quotes Count Baltar: [smiling maliciously] Their destruction is complete.
Cylon Centurion: Our forces have taken prisoners near the spacedrome. They tell of survivors who escaped in ships.
Count Baltar: What ships? How far can they go? If a handful of survivors did indeed escape, they would have neither fuel nor food for a prolonged voyage.
Cylon Centurion: The information is not complete. It is offered in exchange for life.
Count Baltar: And what is the standing order, for humans, from your Imperious Leader?
Cylon Centurion: Extermination.
Count Baltar: Then carry out your orders. If they exist, they're doomed.
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