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Saturn 3 (1980)

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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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The Ultimate Space Adventure See more »


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First movie as a story writer for science fiction specialist production designer and art director John Barry. See more »

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In the final scene where the ship flies toward Earth, the space background with stars is visible through the ship. See more »

Quotes

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

An optical blow-up from 35mm was used to create a 70mm release version with a six channel soundtrack. See more »

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Uneven but fairly enjoyable sci fi horror.
3 January 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

There's no point whining about what 'Saturn 3' COULD have been with a script by Martin Amis, direction by Stanley Donen ('Bedazzled'), and the star power of Kirk Douglas and Harvey Keitel. It is what it is, and that is, despite the impressive production values, basically a throw back to a fifties b-grade monster movie. Hector is still one of the scariest movie robots of all time, even if the idea of a sex-crazed machine is a trifle ludicrous and reminiscent of all those horny BEMs on pulp magazine covers and silly flicks like 'The Brain From Planet Arous'. Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas ('Spartacus') must have been in his early 60s when this was made but still exudes charisma and virility. 1970s sex symbol Farrah Fawcett ('Logan's Run') is less convincing as his love interest and is, let's face it, little more than eye candy. Keitel must have been wondering just how he ended up in this silliness so soon after his excellent work in 'Blue Collar' and 'Fingers', but he is creepy enough, though apparently dubbed. I also got a kick out of the very brief cameo by Ed Bishop, star of 1970s cult classic SF series 'UFO'. All in all, an unambitious but generally effective thriller, which has a few dull spots but enough scares to make it some cheesy fun. Just don't expect too much and you will enjoy it all the more.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1980 (USA) 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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