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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (original title)
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With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kirk
... Spock
... McCoy
... Scotty
... Chekov
... Sulu
... Uhura
... Carol
... David
... Terrell
... Saavik
... Khan
... Preston
... Jedda
John Winston ... Kyle
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Storyline

It is the 23rd century. Admiral James T. Kirk is an instructor at Starfleet Academy and feeling old; the prospect of attending his ship, the USS Enterprise--now a training ship--on a two-week cadet cruise does not make him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a deadly serious mission when his nemesis Khan Noonien Singh--infamous conqueror from late 20th century Earth--appears after years of exile. Khan later revealed that the planet Ceti Alpha VI exploded, and shifted the orbit of the fifth planet as a Mars-like haven. He begins capturing Project Genesis, a top secret device holding the power of creation itself, and schemes the utter destruction of Kirk. Written by Gregory A. Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

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Beyond the darkness...beyond the human evolution...is Khan. A genetically superior tyrant. Exiled to a barren planet; banished by a Starship Commander he is destined to destroy. Left for dead, Khan has survived. See more »


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Rated PG for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Trek II: The Undiscovered Country  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,347,221, 6 June 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$78,912,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,000,000
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The moving starfield during the title sequence was filmed by putting the camera in the center of the floor of a local planetarium, aimed up. See more »

Goofs

When the away team beams down to Regula One, there is a clear view of Captain Terrell and Commander Chekov showing nothing under their belts. But moments later, after the fight between Kirk and David Marcus, they suddenly have phasers in their hands. Captain Terrell even has a second phaser tucked into the left side of his belt. See more »

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[first lines]
Saavik: Captain's log: Stardate 8130.3. Starship Enterprise on training mission to Gamma Hydra, section 14, coordinates 22-87-4. Approaching Neutral Zone; all systems normal and functioning.
Sulu: Leaving section 14 for section 15.
Saavik: Standby. Project parabolic course to avoid entering Neutral Zone.
Sulu: Aye, captain.
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Referenced in Despicable Me (2010) See more »

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Amazing Grace (Scottish Bagpipes)
(uncredited)
Written by John Newton
[Played during funeral scene]
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Still the best Star Trek Film after over 20 years!
20 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

There have been many Star Trek films but The Wrath of Khan is still the best. Second to none for thrills, action and adventure. With the best musical score by James Horner to keep us on the edge of our seats. If you haven't seen this at least 10 times go and put it on now!! The new special edition with previously unreleased footage brings the whole thing together in an even better way (no spoilers, sorry!). The regular cast are at their best but Ricardo Montalban steals the show as Khan. Done in true Star Trek tradition, unlike the disappointing special-effects-fest of the first Motion Picture, this film will go on to be one of the all time greats of sci-fi.


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