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The Ice Pirates ()


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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... See more »

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Jason
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Princess Karina
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Roscoe
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Maida
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Killjoy
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Zeno
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Supreme Commander
Natalie Core ...
Nanny
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Zorn
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Wendon
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Count Paisley
Marcia Lewis ...
Frog Lady
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Fitzcairn / Prisoner (as Daryl Roach)
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Lanky Nibs
Gary Brockette ...
Percy the Robot
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Patch
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Hymie
Dolores Albin ...
Old Karina
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Elderly Jason
Bonnie Campbell-Britton ...
Dara
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Vendor
John Gillespie ...
Dogbite
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Waitress
Shane McCamey ...
Templar Crewman
Ralph Meyering Jr. ...
Templar Crewman (as Ralph Meyerling Jr.)
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Karina's Father
Raymond Skipp ...
Doper
Debra Troyer ...
Blonde Girl
Diana Webster ...
Seamstress
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Debs
Sander Johnson ...
Political Prisoner
Steffen Zacharias ...
Prisoner
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Dancer (uncredited)
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Fighter at Pirates' Den (uncredited)
Jean Malahni ...
Fighter at Pirates' Den (uncredited)
Ira S. Rosenstein ...
The Monk (uncredited)
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Pimp Robot (uncredited) (voice)
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(uncredited)

Directed by

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Stewart Raffill

Written by

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Stewart Raffill ... () and
Stanford Sherman ... ()

Produced by

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John Foreman ... producer
Dennis Lasker ... associate producer

Music by

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Bruce Broughton

Cinematography by

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Matthew F. Leonetti ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tom Walls

Editorial Department

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William Hoy ... assistant editor
Dennis McNeill ... color timer

Casting By

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Paul Bengston

Art Direction by

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Ron Foreman ... (as Ronald Kent Foreman)
David M. Haber

Set Decoration by

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John M. Dwyer

Costume Design by

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Daniel Paredes

Makeup Department

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Don Angier ... makeup assistant (as Donald J. Angier)
Candida Conery ... hair stylist (as Candida R. Conery)
Lola 'Skip' McNalley ... hair stylist
Jim Nielsen ... makeup assistant
Rick Provenzano ... hair stylist
Maurice Stein ... makeup supervisor (as Maurice D. Stein)
Curry Bushnell ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Steve LaPorte ... special makeup effects (uncredited)
Michael McCracken ... special makeup effects (uncredited)

Production Management

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Fred Slark ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Max W. Anderson ... second unit director
Bill Carroll ... first assistant director
Venita Ozols-Graham ... second assistant director (as Venita Ozols)
Christopher Ryan ... additional second assistant director (as Chris Ryan)

Art Department

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Sam Moore ... property master
Mark Poll ... set designer
Charles William Breen ... set designer (uncredited)
Chris Courtois ... model maker (uncredited)
Christopher Gilman ... props (uncredited)
Steve Koch ... props (uncredited)
Mark Shostrom ... special props (uncredited)
William Ladd Skinner ... set designer (uncredited)
John Sweeney ... assistant propmaster (uncredited)
Robert Van Dyke ... prop maker gang boss (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Carlos Delarios ... re-recording mixer (as Carlos deLarios)
Maury Harris ... sound mixer (as Morris Harris)
Paul Hochman ... sound effects editor
Dean Hodges ... sound mixer
Michael J. Kohut ... re-recording mixer
John Riordan ... sound editor
Aaron Rochin ... re-recording mixer
Arnie Anderson ... sound (uncredited)
Ken Dufva ... foley artist (uncredited)
Duncan McEwan ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Frank Serafine ... sound designer (uncredited)
Bill Voigtlander ... adr editor (uncredited)
Dan Yale ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Gary Brockette ... robot choreographer
Gene Grigg ... set operation: special effects
Russel Hessey ... set operation: special effects (as Russ Hessey)
Steve LaPorte ... robot contractor
Michael John McCracken ... robot designer / robot manufacturer
Michael Shawn McCracken ... robot designer / robot manufacturer
Ray Raymond ... family robots / garbage creature / inspector robot
Jonathan Seay ... coordinator: special photographic effects
John R. Shourt ... effects junior illustrator (as John Shourt)
Bill Cobb ... special effects electronics foreman (uncredited)
Gary L. King ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Bruno Van Zeebroeck ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Max W. Anderson ... visual effects supervisor
Linda Fleisher ... coordinator: computer and video graphics (as Linda Blaine Fleischer)
Judith Herman ... consultant: computer graphics design
Paula A. Lumbard ... coordinator: special visual effects
Louie Schwartzberg ... time lapse photography (as Louis Schwartzberg)
Jonathan Seay ... coordinator: motion control / special photographic effects
John R. Shourt ... junior effects artist (as John Shourt)
David Stipes ... visual effects matte paintings: David Stipes Productions
Christopher Dusendschon ... in-show optical compositor: Praxis Filmworks (uncredited)
David Emerson ... optical camera (uncredited)
Gordon Garb ... hyperspace effects (uncredited)
Chris Regan ... optical supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Todd Allen ... stunts
Johnny Atkinson ... stunts
Billy Bates ... stunts
Fernando Celis ... stunt coordinator
Monty Cox ... stunts
James I. Davis ... stunts (as Jimmy Davis)
Gary DePew ... stunts
Gardner Doolittle ... stunt performer / stunts
Kenny Endoso ... stunts
Debbie Evans ... stunts
Dean Raphael Ferrandini ... stunts (as Dean Ferrandini)
Alan Gibbs ... stunts
John Gillespie ... assistant stunt coordinator
Marian Green ... stunt performer
Al Jones ... stunts
Lane Leavitt ... stunts
Jean Malahni ... stunt performer
Kent Maurer ... stunts
Bob Ozman ... stunts
Eddie Paul ... stunts
Jonathan Pendragon ... stunts (as Jonathan Yarborough)
Larry Charles White ... stunts
Richard Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Jon H. Epstein ... stunts (uncredited)
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw ... stunts (uncredited)
Don Charles McGovern ... stunts (uncredited)
Brandon Pender ... sword fight choreographer (uncredited)
Dan Plum ... stunts (uncredited)
Ray Saniger ... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Stunts ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mike Berro ... video displays
Bruce Birmelin ... still photographer
Pat Blymyer ... gaffer (as Pat Blymyer R.)
John J. Linder ... key grip (as John J. Linder Jr.)
Tony Rivetti ... b camera assistant (uncredited) / steadicam (uncredited)
Mike Weathers ... best boy electric (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dennis Fill ... costumer: men
Barbara Lee Maccarone ... costumer: women
G. Ann Mitschek ... costumer: robot

Location Management

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Ira S. Rosenstein ... location manager

Music Department

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Harry V. Lojewski ... music supervisor
William Saracino ... music editor
Bruce Miller ... conductor (uncredited) / music arranger (uncredited)
Don Nemitz ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Aaron Rochin ... music mixer (uncredited) / music recordist (uncredited)

Other crew

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Mike Berro ... video displays
Lloyd Gordon ... dancer
Carol Green ... unit publicist
Louise Jaffe ... script supervisor
Eric Johnson ... production associate
Carole A. Kenneally ... production associate (as Carole Kenneally)
Brandon Pender ... sword fighting choreographer / sword master
Pilar Stallworth ... production associate
Kevin King ... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Mark Knowles ... choreographer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines SEE A Universe on the rocks TREMBLE at the ferocious space possums! CATCH Space Herpie the Love Bug [Video Australia] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ice Pirates (United States)
  • Les guerriers des étoiles (France)
  • Krieg der Eispiraten (Germany)
  • Guerreros del espacio (Spain)
  • Los piratas del hielo (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,358,022, 18 Mar 1984

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film was intended to be a serious sci-fi film with a $20 million budget. MGM slashed the budget to $8 million and had the script rewritten as a comedy. 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 »
Movie Connections Edited from Logan's Run (1976). See more »
Quotes Jason: [being ushered away from the sleeping princess by his companions] Whatever happened to "we rape, we pillage"?
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