Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent eight foot robot.

Directors:

Stanley Donen, John Barry (uncredited)

Writers:

Martin Amis (screenplay), John Barry (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Farrah Fawcett ... Alex
Kirk Douglas ... Adam
Harvey Keitel ... Benson
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Storyline

Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent eight-foot robot. Remember, in space, no one can hear you scream. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Some*thing* is wrong on Saturn 3. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Hector the robot stood over eight feet tall, and cost a little over $1 million to make. See more »

Goofs

When Kirk Douglas' character picks up one of the "Blue Dreamer" pills off of the dresser in the bedroom, a crew member can be seen moving in the lower corner of the same mirror in which we see Kirk's reflection. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Announcement: Captain James, your presence on pad 73, immediate, urgent.
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Alternate Versions

A scene of Adam and Alex taking a recreational blues pill was cut from the original UK cinema version in order for the film to receive an 'A' (PG) certificate. The scene was restored for the later 15-rated video version. See more »

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Outstanding set design and a good premise let down by dull direction and sloppy editing.
20 October 2008 | by axlrhodesSee all my reviews

The talent working on this film should have meant the end product was a lot more coherent than it actually was.John Barry who was involved with a story credit but was production designer for Star Wars and Superman must have had a big hand in the set design for this film as it looks incredible.The sets are so good they are a character in themselves and lend effectively to creating a sense of isolation.The sets remind me of Alien,yes they are that good which would be testament to the brilliance of Barry.Its a shame then that the rest of the film is rarther poor.It shows glimpses of promise but seems to falter just as its picking up.An expressionless Harvey Kietel seems dubbed and gave a physically hollow performance alongside an energetic Kirk Douglas and an airhead Farrah Fawcett.The visual effects are actually OK but the film seems to be missing big chunks and i get the feeling there's a version out there on the cutting room floor that is actually a lot better than what we have here.This film could probably be remade quite successfully,it has a great premise and is lacking a quality director to see it through. 6/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saturn 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,000,000
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Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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