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Forbidden World (1982)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 7 May 1982 (USA)
In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.

Director:

Allan Holzman

Writers:

Tim Curnen (screenplay), Jim Wynorski (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jesse Vint ... Mike Colby
Dawn Dunlap ... Tracy Baxter
June Chadwick ... Dr. Barbara Glaser
Linden Chiles ... Dr. Gordon Hauser
Fox Harris Fox Harris ... Dr. Cal Timbergen
Ray Oliver Ray Oliver ... Brian Beale (as Raymond Oliver)
Scott Paulin ... Earl Richards
Michael Bowen ... Jimmy Swift
Don Olivera Don Olivera ... SAM-104
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Storyline

On planet Xarbia, an experimental life form, Subject 20, has been created by an elite group of researchers in hopes of preventing a galactic food crisis. However, when Subject 20 becomes deadly, the best troubleshooter in the Galaxy is called in to investigate. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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A Science Fiction Horror Adventure That'll Blow You Away! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbidden World See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in 20 days. See more »

Goofs

In the first lab scene on planet Xarbia, when Mike Colby says "That thing is trouble, I can smell it", we can see a yellow microphone appearing from the inferior-left that appears again on the next scene from the same plane. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Colby is awaken from his hibernation by his android pilot SAM-104]
Mike Colby: Where are we?
SAM-104: Beta zone. There's a pack of food raiders on our tail, sir.
Mike Colby: My hands... are numb.
SAM-104: Concentrate sir, they're closing in!
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Alternate Versions

The German version (labelled "Mutant - das Grauen im All") recycles the space battle of the first five minutes, with a new language track. Tracy's absence is explained away by simply not waking her from cryo-sleep; SAM's return upon destruction at the end of the original film is not explained at all. See more »

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Remade as Dead Space (1991) See more »

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The Blue Danube
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User Reviews

Intergalactic Troubleshooter Mike Colby VS Genetic Mutant!
9 November 2002 | by duke13-1See all my reviews

The story concerns the efforts of Mike and his sidekick, SAM-104, an android(or robot, if you will) and their investigation of an experiment gone wrong on planet Xarbia. A group of scientists stationed on this planet are conducting experiments involving gene splicing in order to come up with a solution for a "galactic food crisis", that will supply the hungry masses(hey, it's a big galaxy out there!) Their solution? "Meet Subject 20..." Only Subject 20 is not in an inviting mood, as we are about to find out... What is the secret being kept from Mike by the scientists? What is Subject 20? How many times will Mike "get some"? (Couldn't resist!) To find out, see the film... If you are looking for cheese or horrible acting, see the latest films that take place in a galaxy far, far away. But if you are looking for a film where most of the actors seem to be having a great time with their tongues planted firmly in their cheeks(and Mike's planted in other places), not worrying about the pressures of a gazzillion dollar budget that still yields garbage, see this film. And yes, I do love this film. Enough to own multiple copies.... Did I mention that this film has two very sexy(June Chadwick and Dawn Dunlap) female scientists in it, hey, that ups the score right there! :)


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