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Bye Bye Jupiter (1984)

Sayônara, Jûpetâ (original title)
While extracting water from the Martian polar ice caps, ancient carvings are uncovered describing an alien spacecraft crashing into Jupiter, postponing plans to turn Jupiter into a second Sun.


Sakyo Komatsu (based on the novel by), Sakyo Komatsu (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Tomokazu Miura ... Dr. Eiji Honda
Dangely Diane Dangely Diane ... Maria Basehart (as Diane Dangely)
Miyuki Ono Miyuki Ono ... Anita
Rachel Huggett Rachel Huggett ... Dr. Millicent Wilem (as Rachael Huggert)
Paul Tagawa Paul Tagawa ... Peter
Kim Bass Kim Bass ... Booker
Marc Panthona Marc Panthona ... Carlos
Irwin Ron Irwin Ron ... Captain Hoger Kinn (as Ron Irwin)
William H. Tapier William H. Tapier ... Webb (as William Tapier)
Akihiko Hirata ... Dr. Inoue Ryutarou
Masumi Okada Masumi Okada ... Dr. Mohammed Mansur
Hisaya Morishige Hisaya Morishige ... Earth Federation President
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Hughes Andrew Hughes ... Senator Shadllic (Earth Federation Congress)
Jean Karcewski Jean Karcewski ... American Scientist
Leonard Krause Leonard Krause ... Tour Guide


While extracting water from the Martian polar ice caps, ancient carvings are uncovered describing an alien spacecraft crashing into Jupiter, postponing plans to turn Jupiter into a second Sun.

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A black hole, Jupiter and a desperate scheme to save mankind!


Drama | Sci-Fi


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Japanese | English

Release Date:

17 March 1984 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Though the film was released in 1984, the idea for Sayonara Jupiter was conceived by Toho producer Tomoyuki Tanaka during the Japanese run of the original Star Wars in the late 70's. He went to famous Japanese science fiction writer Sakyo Komatsu and asked him to create an story similar to Star Wars, but Komatsu chose to make a less action oriented story, more inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's novel 2010: Odyssey 2 and an article concerning Jupiter turning into a star. See more »


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Performed by Jirô Sugita
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A Waste of Time and Money
24 July 2003 | by 005See all my reviews

I first thought the film was okay, but I enjoyed it only because of my curiosity stemming from the film's rarity. Not too many people in the Godzilla fan community have seen it, and it should stay that way. When I rewatched it, I started getting bored within the first minute. Many scenes drag on needlessly (e.g. the sex scene against a space backdrop), stretching the film's running time to an unbearable 2 hours, and no "good bad" movie can be 2 hours long. Many scenes are inane (e.g. the sex scene..., the hippies). The characters trying to sabotage the Jupiter Solarization Project are horribly annoying because their merely brats who want to be responsible for the deaths of 200 billion people. They have no motivation for this. They're just stupid, annoying, selfish, sanctimonious punks (and of course their leader is French-looking). Despite the running time, you barely know most of the characters, and then they try to milk some tears from you by some pointless death scenes. It breaks the "don't show a good movie in the middle of your crappy movie" rule by intercutting a fistfight with scenes from GHIDRAH THE THREE HEADED MONSTER in what I assume is a vapid, nongermane, and utterly pointless social commentary. The music is something out of a high school graduation, repetitive and grating. There's gratuitous cruelty to animals mixed with a laughably bad rubber shark and dolphin. The only good part of this movie are the excellent special effects (excluding the shark and dophin), but they are too few and far between.

This entire movie just ticks me off, especially since it took money and good special effects people away from GOJIRA (1984). It just tries to grasp at your heartstrings, but it's filled with stupid, dull, annoying characters you'd just love to beat the crap out of and filler on the level of the refueling scenes from THE STARFIGHTERS. Absolutely one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

1/10 (It'd be 0 if IMDB's ratings went that low)

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