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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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At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance. 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

Kim Cattrall was Nicholas Meyer's first choice for the role of Saavik, but eventually proved unavailable. In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), the sixth film of the series, Saavik was supposed to return as a major character and Cattrall was signed on. Cattrall, however, did not want to be the third actress to play the role of Saavik, and the character was changed to Vulcan officer Lieutenant Valeris. See more »

Goofs

In the wide-screen director's cut edition, while the crew of the Enterprise scrambles to prepare for battle with the Reliant after the away team beams up from the Genesis Cave, a male African-Amercian crew member in the torpedo bay is seen opening the circular airlock doors with one hand and speaking to others off-screen revealing the light-weight of the prop. 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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Crazy Credits

After the opening credits: "In the 23rd century..." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Thine Own Self (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Amazing Grace (Scottish Bagpipes)
(uncredited)
Written by John Newton
[Played during funeral scene]
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Run Silent, Run Deep Space.
2 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Wrath of Khan owes a certain debt of thanks to Clark Gable's wartime thriller. Although it's easy to criticize, WOK is full of suspense and tension. The design of the costumes and sets is excellent, except for the cream and brown combinations. But what the hey, it was made during the heady days of the early 1980s. It is certainly more accessible to a mainstream audience than the first film was...but I liked that one too anyway.

I'm no trekkie...I'm not obsessed by the tech specs of warp drive, and transporters or beams and such...I just like Sci-Fi movies that are well done and entertaining. This is not the best movie ever made as another poster stated...but it is exciting and engrossing.

Buy the DVD.


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