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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.

Director:

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 ... Percy the Robot
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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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Trivia

John Matuszak went onto to star as Sloth in The Goonies (1985), a similarly themed pirate-treasure movie. See more »

Goofs

Jason undoes the knot in the left string holding Karina's dress with his teeth twice. See more »

Quotes

Jason: The manifest
Roscoe: Box B-28
Jason: 28?... 25, 26, 27... B28... oh no
[hands egg to Roscoe]
Roscoe: What is it?
Jason: Space Herpe.
Roscoe: herpe?
Jason: Dormant form. uh - Keep away from heat and - uh - moisture. Extremely dangerous when activated. Antibody - oh boy - unknown.
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Alternate Versions

There are two German VHS-Versions. One is the uncut version and is labeled FSK18 and one is a slightly cut version which is rated FSK12. In the cut version the bar fight for example is slightly cut. But the most paradox fact is that the uncut version is often shown in free TV, even in the midday and afternoon time-slots where only FSK12 movies are allowed. See more »

Connections

Edited from Logan's Run (1976) See more »

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Perhaps the funniest SF-Movie
13 October 2010 | by dieter_nagySee all my reviews

Ice Pirates is a B-movie, it's campy, trashy and it is most of the time hilariously funny.

To me it probably is the funniest sf movie I ever watched. Sure, Galaxy Quest is funny, but it is also totally selfconcious, the whole humour comes from making fun of Star Trek.

Ice Pirates also makes fun of sf tropes, but it never takes itself seriously. While the story might be less strange than Buckaroo Banzai, the former is as quirky as the latter.

On the other hand, some of the visuals still look great to me.

This is one of the few films, I loved as a child, that stood up to the test of time and entertained the adult me as well as the young peg.


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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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