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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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

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

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

Sound Department

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Carlos Delarios ... re-recording mixer (as Carlos deLarios)
Ken Dufva ... foley artist
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
Frank Serafine ... sound designer
Bill Voigtlander ... adr editor
Arnie Anderson ... sound (uncredited)
Duncan McEwan ... sound recordist (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)
Bruno Van Zeebroeck ... special effects
Bill Cobb ... special effects electronics foreman (uncredited)
Gary L. King ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Max W. Anderson ... visual effects supervisor
Linda Fleisher ... coordinator: computer and video graphics (as Linda Fleischer Blaine)
Judith Herman ... consultant: computer graphics design
Paula A. Lumbard ... coordinator: special visual effects
Chris Regan ... optical supervisor
Louie Schwartzberg ... time lapse photography (as Louis Schwartzberg)
Jonathan Seay ... coordinator: motion control
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)

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
Richard Epper ... stunts
Jon H. Epstein ... 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
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw ... stunts
Lane Leavitt ... stunts
Jean Malahni ... stunt performer
Kent Maurer ... stunts
Don Charles McGovern ... stunt double (as Don McGovern)
Bob Ozman ... stunts
Eddie Paul ... stunts
Jonathan Pendragon ... stunts (as Jonathan Yarborough)
Dan Plum ... stunt performer
Larry Charles White ... stunts
Ray Saniger ... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Stunts ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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

Location Management

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Ira S. Rosenstein ... location manager

Music Department

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

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)
Kevin King ... payroll accountant
Mark Knowles ... choreographer
Brandon Pender ... sword fighting choreographer / sword master
Pilar Stallworth ... production associate

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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

Plot Keywords
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, but MGM slashed the budget to $8 million and had the script rewritten as a comedy. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Logan's Run (1976). See more »
Quotes Jason: [looking at the robot that Roscoe has built] Why'd you make him black?
Roscoe: [smiling] Because I wanted him to be perfect.
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