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Starcrash (1978)

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An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.

Director:

Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)

Writers:

Luigi Cozzi (screenplay) (as Lewis Coates), Nat Wachsberger (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marjoe Gortner ... Akton
Caroline Munro ... Stella Star
Christopher Plummer ... The Emperor
David Hasselhoff ... Prince Simon
Robert Tessier ... Chief Thor
Joe Spinell ... Count Zarth Arn
Nadia Cassini ... Queen Corelia
Judd Hamilton ... Elle
Hamilton Camp ... Elle (voice)
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Storyline

Outlaw smugglers Stella Star and Akton manage to pick up a castaway while running from the authorities, who turns out to be the only survivor from a secret mission to destroy a mysterious superweapon designed by the evil Count Zarth Arn. The smugglers are soon recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to complete the mission, as well as to rescue the Emperor's son, who has gone missing. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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From a vast and distant galaxy... A space adventure like no other! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

American International intended to release the film prior to its sale to Filmways. New World Pictures acquired it later. See more »

Goofs

The villain's last name is spelled "Zarth Arn" in the opening crawl, and "Zartharn" in the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

The Emperor: Well, it's done. It's happened. The stars are clear. The planets shine. We've won. Oh. Some dark force, no doubt, will show it's face once more. The wheel will always turn; but for now it's calm. And for a little time, at least, we can rest.
[credits roll]
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Connections

Referenced in Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) See more »

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Battle at Space Fortress
Written and Arranged by John Barry
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At last available on DVD!
6 March 2004 | by pariscubSee all my reviews

This is probably one of the best/worse movies I've ever seen, and I've been so much looking forward to its official release on DVD... Well at last that's it! Starcrash is available on DVD Region 2 in France! I certainly pray for a French dub option, as it makes the movie even more cheesy than it is! I'm certainly looking forward to seeing it again, as my VHS copy is so used now that it's not correctly read by my VCR. I wonder if it's going to be released in other countries. However, Starcrash is still brilliant... Just to see Christopher Plummer wondering during the whole movie what he's doing and why he accepted the part, know about his fantastic power as the Emperor of the Universe, to stop time for five minutes only, and see David Hasselhoff in one of his first movies ever... Of course, seeing the wonderful Carolin Munroe in a Barbarella-like part is also great fun!


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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Crash See more »

Filming Locations:

Bari, Apulia, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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