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Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983)

Three people are transported into a parallel reality, where they find they must use modern technology, but medieval weapons, in order to save the citizenry from a murderous warlord.

Director:

Terry Marcel

Writers:

Terry Marcel (original story and screenplay), Harry Robertson (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Hatch ... Dan
Kay Lenz ... Carrie
John Saxon ... Kleel
Peter O'Farrell ... Malachi
Ray Charleson Ray Charleson ... The Greenman
Kenneth Hendel Kenneth Hendel ... Dr Hartmann
Philip van der Byl Philip van der Byl ... The Manbeast (as Philip Van der Byl)
Larry Taylor ... Vosk
Dawn Abraham Dawn Abraham ... Shareen
Ron Smerczak ... Head Trader
Charles Comyn Charles Comyn ... Treet
Ian Steadman Ian Steadman ... 1st Prisoner
Bill Flynn Bill Flynn ... 2nd Prisoner
Danie Voges Danie Voges ... Giant Nabu
Myles Robertson Myles Robertson ... Waterbeast
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Storyline

Through a series of coincidences, Carrie, Dan and Dr. Hartmann all fall through a teleporter device Hartmann has invented. Transported to a what appears to be a prehistoric world in a parallel universe and unable to find the Doctor, Dan and Carrie must figure out a way to get back home. Before they can do that, however, they must deal with tribes of savage cavemen, as well as brutal warlord named Kleel who has taken a liking to Carrie and seems to be unusually well-supplied with Earth technology. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Trivia

Richard Hatch was ill through part of the dubbing and thus his character's voice can be heard to fluctuate. See more »

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Although the opening scenes are set in Los Angeles, both leads are seen to be driving right-hand steering vehicles. See more »

Quotes

Carrie Madison: [Carrie and Dan are climbing a cliff, and Dan helps her up by pushing on her bottom] I am quite able to do this by myself, so if you don't mind, please take your hand off my butt!
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4 stars out of 10 - all of them for Kay Lenz
10 January 2007 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

This stereotypical, low-grade fantasy lacks both the budget and the directorial imagination to be really exciting. The only epic thing about it is the music score. The film is too cheesy for most adults, but it also has some unpleasant scenes that are unsuitable for kids - making you wonder what audience exactly they had in mind. What kept me watching it is Kay Lenz: she's both endearing and feisty, and she looks particularly sexy when she's angry. Her face has a great "bone structure" - she looks a bit like Kim Basinger (trivia note: they were born the same year, 1953), only more beautiful. And she can even keep a straight face through lines like "But....he's green!" (when the male lead suggests that they should follow a man). Take Lenz out of the movie and you don't have a movie - just a midget, a giant, an evil John Saxon, and other stereotypes. (*1/2)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prisoners of the Lost Universe See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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