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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

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Stereo (Dolby 2.0)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Executive Producer Ivan Reitman labeled this movie "a space adventure with a sense of humor". See more »

Goofs

"Studio carpark visible when the ship first lands on the planet". The most commonly stated goof, but the error only ever featured in an unfinished workprint of this shot. It occurred because the wrong camera frame type was used for the size of the set. A local news agency obtained a copy of the workprint and incorrectly reported this as an error. The shot was corrected before the film's theatrical release and does not appear on VHS or DVD releases. See more »

Quotes

Chalmers: Okay, what did you do to this?
Wolff: Emergency repair procedure number one.
Chalmers: You kicked it?
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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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meant to be together forever
6 December 2010 | by j_eyon-2See all my reviews

i'm a big fan of portions of this film - primarily the Peter Strauss/Molly Ringwald portions - despite their 21 year age difference - their incessant battling brought out the duo's chemistry just as if this were a romantic comedy - and Molly's valley-girl-in-space remains one of my favorite scifi characters ever.

with their charisma - and a talented supporting cast including Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci, and Michael Ironside - along with some imaginative set design - and great dialog for Molly - this is more than a gimmicky scifi yarn - too bad the rest of the movie isn't up to that standard.


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