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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

Three women make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only ... See full summary »

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Lamont Johnson

Writers:

Stewart Harding (story), Jean LaFleur (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Strauss ... Wolff
Molly Ringwald ... Niki
Ernie Hudson ... Washington
Andrea Marcovicci ... Chalmers
Michael Ironside ... Overdog
Beeson Carroll Beeson Carroll ... Grandman Patterson
Hrant Alianak ... Chemist
Deborah Pratt ... Meagan
Aleisa Shirley ... Reena
Cali Timmins ... Nova
Paul Boretski ... Jarrett
Patrick Rowe Patrick Rowe ... Duster
Reggie Bennett Reggie Bennett ... Barracuda Leader
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Storyline

Three women make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their talents, they try to rescue the women. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Journey with Wolff and Niki, an interstellar adventurer and young rebel. On a mission to rescue three stranded women from a planet no one has warned them about. Because no one has ever returned.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spacehunter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,053,016, 22 May 1983

Gross USA:

$16,478,265
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Stereo (Dolby 2.0)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the USA, the movie was available to be screened in 70mm format in the following major cities: Los Angeles, California; Seattle, Washington State; New York City, New York State; and Washington DC, District of Columbia. See more »

Goofs

At 32:04, when Niki cuddles up with Wolff, her hand is dirty but it is plain to see that actress Molly Ringwald has recently had a manicure. See more »

Quotes

Nicki: Us loners got to stick together.
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Alternate Versions

Released in Japan on the short-lived VHD format in 3-D. This disc has been widely copied to make bootleg tapes and DVDs. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

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Derivative but solid
13 December 2017 | by jellopukeSee all my reviews

Sure it's just Mad Max meets Star Wars with a main character that is obviously trying to be Han Solo, but it's got some cool ideas mashed up in the familiar packaging. The effects are decent and the action moves along at a good clip even though you've probably seen most of this stuff before. Worth checking out anyway because it has an old school charm lacking in today's CGI fests.


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