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The Ice Pirates (1984)

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In a distant future scarce of water, space pirates get caught after stealing ice from a spaceship. They are sold to a princess looking for her dad. He might have found a planet abundant with water.

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Stewart Raffill

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Urich ... Jason
Mary Crosby ... Princess Karina
Michael D. Roberts ... Roscoe
Anjelica Huston ... Maida
John Matuszak ... Killjoy
Ron Perlman ... Zeno
John Carradine ... Supreme Commander
Natalie Core Natalie Core ... Nanny
Jeremy West ... Zorn
Bruce Vilanch ... Wendon
Alan Caillou ... Count Paisley
Marcia Lewis Marcia Lewis ... Frog Lady
Daryl Keith Roach ... Fitzcairn / Prisoner (as Daryl Roach)
Robert Symonds ... Lanky Nibs
Gary Brockette Gary Brockette ... Percy the Robot
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Storyline

In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father who disappeared when he found information dangerous to the rulers. A real Space Opera with sword fights, explosions, fighting robots, monsters, bar fights and time warps. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ice Pirates See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,358,022, 18 March 1984

Gross USA:

$14,255,801

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,255,801
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Is the inflence behind the name of the men's hockey team "Ice Pyrates" in Rochester, NY. See more »

Goofs

When the prisoner cage is being hauled along the hangar, it's broad daylight, as is obvious in the matte shot with the outside view and in various windows and openings in the background. Wenn the cage is set down however, it's suddenly dark outside the hangar door. See more »

Quotes

Maida: [after killing Patch's assistant] I think you owe the lady and me an apology
Patch: [smiles] My apologies.
Maida: [slices off his eye patch] You didn't sound too sincere to me.
Patch: I'm sorry.
Parrot: Don't believe him. He's lying.
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version was cut for a PG rating by 2 minutes 11 seconds:
  • [Reel 2] During discussion in prison on space ship and in cage after landing remove references to men being castrated.
  • When heroes are on conveyor belt remove threats of castration and repeated sight of snapping jaws.
  • [Reel 3] After alien creature bites heroes, remove reference to it as "Space Herpe" when Jason reads cargo manifest.
  • Remove sight of man's head falling off after woman slices sword across man's neck in fight in bar.
  • [Reel 4] Remove reference to Space Herpe after it emerges from hunk of meat.
  • After talking head delivers up ring on tongue, remove it asking, "Want to make a deposit?"
  • [Reel 5] Establish only lovemaking between Jason and Princess after they go to the passion chamber with back projection, removing all sex double entendres in their dialogue and implication of oral sex.
The video was uncut and rated 15. See more »

Connections

Features TRON (1982) See more »

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Low-down, dirty good fun
14 October 1999 | by Turbo7-2See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a kid and just watched it again. Some may think it's a sci-fi action flick that hit well below the mark. Others view as a comedy that hit pretty much dead-on. I don't really care ... it's got men being men, women kicking a**, lots of aliens and space battles that make a shoestring budget look appealing, but work anyway. It's lowdown, dirty, often vulgar, and succeeds in making just about every character in the bunch the butt of at least one joke. The only thing is, I can't remember any other movie that made Ron Perlman out to be the small, weaselly guy. Score one more for the Ice Pirates!


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