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Starcrash (1978)

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.

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Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)

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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 »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Caroline Munro did most of her own stunts. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, as Stella Star pilots the Flying City to the villain's space ship, she wears a long black cape. It disappears by the time she bails out wearing her space helmet, then reappears for her clinch with Simon after he picks her up. See more »

Quotes

Elle: Circuits don't fail me now!
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Connections

Referenced in Luigi of the Stars: The Making of 'Starcrash' (2010) See more »

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Hyper Space
Written and Arranged by John Barry
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Good fun
1 September 2000 | by rundbauchdodoSee all my reviews

This cheap "Star Wars" ripoff presents some of the worst and most ridiculous special effects ever made. It also delivers dumb dialogue that will make you laugh yourself into the next dimension. And, above all, the cast includes Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro (wearing a bikini on every planet), David Hasselhoff, Christopher Plummer and the great late Joe Spinell. Everybody is outrageously overacting (except for Plummer, who is outrageously underacting). But the movie never becomes boring, there is always happening something more or less stupid, so you'll always be entertained. "Starcrash" is a real party tape that can be enjoyed best with mates and enough beer, chips and popcorn. Don't miss this utterly cheesy movie: It's so dumb that you have to love it!


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